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Science fiction that delivers

The Andromeda Strain

Year: 1971, Genre: science fiction thriller, Director: Robert Wise (‘The Sound of Music’, ‘West Side Story’), Based on the Michael Crichton novel, Starring: Arthur Hill, David Wayne, James Olson, Kate Reid, Running time: 125 minutes, Warnings—adult themes. 128 more words


A depiction that is shattering

Still Alice

Year: 2014, Genre: Drama, Written for the screen and directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland, Based on the book by Lisa Genova, Starring: Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth and Shane McRae, Warnings—some offensive language… 230 more words


Good drama

The Theory of Everything

Year: 2014, Genre: Drama, Director: James Marsh, Running time: two hours, Starring Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Simon McBurney, Charlie Cox, David Thewlis, Screenplay by Anthony McCarten, based on Jane Hawking’s “Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen” 246 more words


Sports film is a winner

McFarland, USA

Year: 2015, Genre: Sports

Niki Caro directs this ‘home-grown’ story. Not home-grown in the sense that the New Zealander is making a New Zealand film—she was the director of Kiwi-based film Whale Rider—but that she again uses the home-grown ambiance of smaller places and gives it life. 243 more words


A fine telling of fairy tale


Year: 2015, Genre: Fantasy, Running time: 105 minutes

Disney’s retelling of the fairy tale classic Cinderella is delightful. 192 more words


Carpenter's left-field film


Year: 1984, Genre: Science Fiction, Starring: Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen, Director: John Carpenter, Warnings—medium level sex scene, brief profanity, some violence

The U.S. government has launched a space probe into space to invite extraterrestrial visitors to earth, but when an alien takes the invitation and comes to earth, the authority ramps up security. 268 more words

Being Human

Mature, beautiful animation

Laputa Castle in the Sky

Year: 1986, Genre: Fantasy/Adventure (Studio Ghibli, Japan), Running time: 125 minutes, written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Laputa Castle in the Sky is the official first film from Japanese animation studio, Studio Ghibli. 192 more words