How Cassini brought to life the magical worlds of Saturn

How Cassini brought to life the magical worlds of Saturn

Cassini, the little spacecraft that could, had all the attributes of Wall-E, Pixar’s plucky waste compacting robot. Busy, isolated, reliable, undeterred. It was this anthropomorphic cross-over, I presume, that teased the tear to my eye when the faithful workhorse...
Spotlight – review: Gripping tale of dirty secrets exposed

Spotlight – review: Gripping tale of dirty secrets exposed

The ensemble cast of Spotlight are happy to take a back seat and let the true story of the Catholic Church’s cover-up of child abuse do the work Halfway through Spotlight you notice other things. There are the ensemble performances. Michael Keaton confirming his...
The Big Short – review: Laugh, or you’ll cry

The Big Short – review: Laugh, or you’ll cry

Ron Burgundy director Adam McKay has taken Michael Lewis’s devastating critique of the 2008 banking crisis and turned it into an entertaining ‘traumedy’ Hey, what if legendary news anchor Ron Burgundy – yeah, that guy – was asked to put together a...
The Revenant – review: An epic of human endurance

The Revenant – review: An epic of human endurance

Leonardo DiCaprio has brutal encounters with a bear, a mendacious Tom Hardy and an uncaring Mother Nature in The Revenant, Alejandro Inarritu’s gruelling but stirring tale Will Glass break? That is the question throughout director Alejandro Inarritu’s gruelling epic...