Category: View-Review

WEDNESDAY REVIEW: How my sci-fi history started in early childhood… with a book

Do you remember your favourite book character as a toddler? And what genre the book was? Even children’s books go by genres, and mine was a particular mix of interstellar fantasy. From there, my sci-fi history just carried on, naturally.    Titled The Little Fire Horse (I mention it in my childhood memoirs fragment here),…

SATURDAY REVIEW. From Star Trek to Westworld: the evolution of sci-fi series (as I know it)

Since the Star Trek convention at the NEC Birmingham, last month, I meant to write about the evolution of sci-fi series as I have experienced it. I became as a fan of Next Generation right after the fall of communism in Romania, in 1989. And in recent years I caught up with most of the other big…

SATURDAY REVIEW: The sweetest superhero around, Ant-Man, keeps the humour… with a twist

When Ant-Man and The Wasp ended, I realised what I liked most about this series. This atypical superhero makes the sweetest, most innocent and heart warming movies. But the second part sets a special twist on the scene. If you have already watched it, you know what I am talking about. If you haven’t, I won’t spoil…

What makes good doctors – 3 top qualities, from personal experience

I have known doctors and hospitals since the age of 1 year and 10 months, due to asthma and severe bronchitis. My memory keeps no record of the first prolonged stay in the Children’s Hospital in Timisoara, Romania. But I clearly remember the mixture of disappointment with resignation when I felt life draining out of…

SATURDAY REVIEW: “The Greatest Showman” loses to the intensity of “Moulin Rouge”

The Greatest Showman promised entertainment and it delivered exactly that. A change for Hugh Jackman after the heavy, dark Logan, it excited me to see the actor in the character of an inspired businessman. However, I held off from reviewing until I had, finally, also watched Moulin Rouge. Lively dance routines and positive vibes fill…

SATURDAY REVIEW Transcendence or why AI ends badly

With a movie like Transcendence, I struggle to write a review free of spoilers. All the action and situations wrap around the core idea and they don’t make so much sense without it. More than a sci-fi production about AI, this 2014 film talks about a major ethical issue.  Scientist Evelyn Carter faces her husband…

SATURDAY REVIEW Tim Burton enchants with gifts of beauty and peculiarity

The Florence and The Machine video from “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” illustrates the movie better than the trailer does. It captures the feeling of that world, it plunges deeply into the heart of beauty and darkness of this Gothic treasure Tim Burton gave us in 2016. The music video presents it in a…