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Terminator: Dark Fate (2019): Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi

Sarah Connor and an enhanced human from the future must fight against the most advanced Terminator ever sent back in time, protecting a young woman whose existence is the key to humanity’s fate. Old wine, new bottle. The franchise’s sixth installment acknowledges only Terminator (1984), and Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991) and pretends the onesContinue reading “Terminator: Dark Fate (2019): Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi”

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Code 8 (2019): Crime / Drama / Sci-Fi

A power enabled construction worker teams up with the wrong people in an effort to save his dying mother. Canada strikes back! Only three months after Freaks (2019) https://kgpfilmreviews.com/2019/11/30/freaks-2019-drama-mystery-sci-fi/, Code 8 makes an appearance and leaves a lasting impression. Take the superpowers out and you are left with a strong existential drama about working-class peopleContinue reading “Code 8 (2019): Crime / Drama / Sci-Fi”

Event Horizon (1997): Horror / Sci-Fi / Thriller

Having gone missing for seven years, spaceship ‘Event Horizon’ reappears having come back from a darkness beyond human understanding. One of the best psychological, sci-fi horrors you have ever watched: Alien (1979) meets Hellraiser (1987)! The ‘tragedy’ with Event Horizon is, as usual, the studio. When uncreative people in high places interfere with art, art alwaysContinue reading “Event Horizon (1997): Horror / Sci-Fi / Thriller”

The Room (2019): Drama / Mystery / Sci-Fi

A young couple moves into a house with many secrets and a room that… grants wishes. I’ve been told that in Los Angeles, everyone has an idea about a great film. Do you know why almost no one makes it? Because no Industry Professional cares about any kind of idea. The Room is based on aContinue reading “The Room (2019): Drama / Mystery / Sci-Fi”

Freaks (2019): Drama / Mystery / Sci-Fi

With the excuse that people will want to hurt her, a girl, locked insider the house since birth by her insanely overprotective father, manages to escape only to realise that he was right all along. Push (2009) meets Stephanie (2017) made in Canada. A great narrative accompanied by great cinematography. The compelling atmosphere and theContinue reading “Freaks (2019): Drama / Mystery / Sci-Fi”

Alita (2019): Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi

A dismantled cyborg found in a scrapyard is put together by a rather unconventional doctor but when she wakes up with no memory and hell-bent on discovering who she is, she goes against anyone who stands in her way. Amazing visuals! Director Robert Rodriguez, producer James Cameron, and the visual effects department perform magic withContinue reading “Alita (2019): Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi”

In the Shadow of the Moon (2019): Crime / Mystery / Sci-Fi

Three unexplained, identical murders in the city of Philadelphia will make a police officer devote his life to finding the mysterious serial killer behind them. It piqued my interest from the opening scene. By the end of ‘1988’ – a very well structured and powerful first act –  it already had my undivided attention. Don’tContinue reading “In the Shadow of the Moon (2019): Crime / Mystery / Sci-Fi”

Brightburn (2019): Horror / Sci-Fi

A young couple who struggles to have a child adopts an alien boy who crash-lands on their farm and proves to be anything but a blessing in disguise. I’m gonna give it a shot in the dark here. I will speculate within reason but I couldn’t think of it any other way. The film’s originContinue reading “Brightburn (2019): Horror / Sci-Fi”

I Am Mother (2019): Drama / Horror / Sci-Fi

Years after the extinction of mankind, a girl, born in an underground facility and raised by an android she calls “Mother”, discovers one day that the outside world is not what she was taught it was. Very interesting feature directorial debut from Grant Sputore. I Am Mother is a small budget, one-location sci-fi that definitely worths yourContinue reading “I Am Mother (2019): Drama / Horror / Sci-Fi”

Captive State (2019): Sci-Fi / Thriller

Nine years after alien forces invaded and colonised Earth, an underground movement, stealthily, plans an attack to fight back. This is not the “cinema of attractions”. No Independence Day (1996) effects with marching songs while shouting “we will fight” narrative. Captive State focuses on the world’s political and socio-economic state after the extra-terrestrials’ colonisation, leavingContinue reading “Captive State (2019): Sci-Fi / Thriller”