Film

Requiem for the friendly robot

  Where have all the good robots gone? Hollywood seems to have drawn the line and turned its back on the sentient robot. Through artificial intelligence (AI) films, we have been given the chance to play God: creating something in our vision and...

The Autopsy of Jane Doe

The Autopsy of Jane Doe plays with an interesting, imaginative and altogether intelligent concept. If the film was actually aware of this fact, we’d have a nice little picture on our hands. As it is, André Øvredal’s follow-up to his frankly...

Free Fire

With Martin Scorsese as an executive producer, it is no surprise Free Fire manages to capture many of the elements of his films – namely, an often winning combination of violence, wit and swearing. In this case however, one wonders if director Ben...

Ghost in the Shell

There is a sequence lasting over three minutes in the original Ghost in the Shell, the 1995 Japanese film that has come to be known as one of the greatest animé films of all time, in which nothing relating to the plot happens. Rather, we glide...

Personal Shopper

We begin at night, in a haunted house with Maureen (Kristen Stewart) attempting to communicate with the spirit of her recently deceased twin brother, who has promised her a sign of reassurance from beyond. It’s a scene that, in lesser hands, could...

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