Review: Ex Machina

Arriving with comparatively little fanfare in an admittedly busy season, Alex Garland's directorial debut Ex Machina is a sci-fi anomaly among the prestigious contenders for your attention this January. A novelist who, since the turn of the century has focused more of his energies on screenplay duties, this is his debut behind the camera and it's an assured …

Review: Lucy

Luc Besson is still making movies like it's the 90's and he's cool as fuck. That's fine for him. The seemingly sustained confidence and gung-ho action euphoria of his cinematic output must be a beautiful, starry world to live in. A slick, seductive place where walking around a corner happens like someone's sat on the …

Review: Cloud Atlas

My David Mitchell experience is limited at best. I made it about a third of the way through number9dream before giving up - something I don't easily do with novels out of abject stubbornness. Whilst I appreciated it's cocksure narrative booby traps, I also found them somewhat tiresome. Cloud Atlas I haven't attempted. And now here's …