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Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds, Rebecca Ferguson and Hiroyuki Sanada star as members of the crew of the International Space Station who are tasked with studying a sample from Mars that may be the first proof of extraterrestrial life.
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- Garth Franklin
Hollywood’s summer blockbuster season may be in full effect, with marquee releases in the vein of Star Trek Beyond and Suicide Squad being readied for release over the next fortnight or so, but it won’t be long before moviegoers will be knee-deep in award-tipped science fiction.
Passengers, for instance, is one that immediately springs to mind – not lest because it stars Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence, arguably two of the most in-demand stars of the moment – while Julius Onah’s God Particle is also harboring plenty of promise. Further down the pipeline is Daniel Espinosa’s sci-fi thriller Life, which has now welcomed aboard Olga Dykhovichnaya and Ariyon Bakare (Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell) to its appropriately starry ensemble.
Set to launch into orbit in March of next year, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Dykhovichnaya and Bakare will be rubbing shoulders with Jake Gyllenhaal on the International Space Station and, »
- Michael Briers
An exquisite, evocative and elusive tale of abandonment and the psychological scars of war, “House of Others” is, incredibly, the first feature from Georgian director Rusudan Glurjidze. Betraying none of a neophyte’s unsteadiness, and orchestrating the outstanding work from each below-the-line department like a virtuoso, Glurjidze’s formal boldness yields an effect that is subtle, strange and silvery. It’s a sorrowful tale, rendered in intimate miniature, about victor’s guilt and the occupation of conquered lands by the conquerors, set in a very specific and authentically realized time and place. But it’s perhaps closest in mood to a ghost story, one in which the haunters frequently become the haunted.
Inspired by the director’s own experiences, the film opens in the 1990s, “after the war,” as a small family — father Astamur (Zurab Magalashvili), his wife and young son — rattles up a rainy hillside in rural Georgia in »
- Jessica Kiang
3 items from 2016
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