Category Archives: Science Fiction/Fantasy

Now On Canadian Netflix: January 2020

The Two Popes On the face of it, this strikes me as strange material for Fernando Meirelles to approach. The Brazilian filmmaker responsible for City Of God and The Constant Gardener is a visionary of colour and kinetics, of movement. Why would he choose to tell the story of two senior citizens having a conversation, his…Read More

Now on Canadian Netflix: Summer 2019

To The Bone The first feature directed by Marti Noxon, whose name I’ve always associated with Buffy The Vampire Slayer. She also worked on Sharp Objects, the noirish HBO drama with Amy Adams who played a character with an addiction to self-harm. To The Bone is about Ellen (Lily Collins). She's 20 and anorexic, or…Read More

High Life review — Arty sci-fi lost in space

Directed by Clare Denis | Written by Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau, Geoff Cox, and Nick Laird | 113 min | Prime Video Clare Denis leaves behind her colonial concerns and her French language films—her most recent being the diverting Let The Sunshine In—for an English debut set in deep space. To call it retro-futurist would be…Read More