Category Archives: Science Fiction/Fantasy

Now on Canadian Netflix: October 2018

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society  A fine, romantic period drama, stewed in the bones of 84 Charing Cross Road and any number of WWII-era tales of British privation. This most clumsily-titled film earned a cinematic release in the UK, but not here. It's too bad because it's a good-looking picture, with lovely seaside…Read More

Upgrade review — Bonkers cyberpunk a summer highlight

Written and Directed by Leigh Whannell | 100 min An Australian sci-fi exploitation picture from the good people at Blumhouse (Insidious, Split, Get Out), with writer/director/actor Whannell helming his second feature, this is a genuine surprise for the summer of 2018. It's a total blast, an R-rated, near-future mindbender in the tradition of the original Terminator and…Read More

Now on Canadian Netflix: Spring 2018

Mute (2018) A sci-fi thriller half a mess and half an interesting exercise in style. That it comes from Duncan Jones, the filmmaker responsible for Moon, Source Code, and, yes, Warcraft, hopes were high this would be a strong genre entry, but Mute never hits above its pulpy elements. We're in future Berlin, which looks…Read More