MOVIE RATINGS

All rating are just my own opinion. All movies you will find here are compared within the sci-fi genre. Oh, by the way, you will find here some occasional big budget cinema reviews – they are marked with *. There are not so many of them, so I decided to not create a separate page. They are marked with *.

Just to have some point of reference: some of my very favorite movies are “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest”, “Lost In Translation”, “Stalker”, “Mulholland Drive”. Of course, there is lots and lots of other stuff I adore, but these are very important to me.

Some of recent big budget sci-fi I think is just awesome – “Pacific Rim”, “The Watchmen”, “Edge of Tomorrow”. Among the sci-fi classics – “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” (1956), “Stalker”, “Alien 1/2”, “Terminator 2”, “Jurassic Park”, “Metropolis”, “The Matrix”.

Most reviews here are independent movies. Of course, there is no precise definition of what is independent, but let’s say it’s something below $20 millions, not distributed or produced (normally) by a big studio or with limited release and with an independent spirit. Will we consider “Children of Men” an independent movie? It has $70 million budget and distribution by Universal, but it it still a wonderful science fiction that does not feel commercial, because Alfonso Cuaron maintained his creative freedom. It’s a movie with big budget (thiugh is still pretty small to be a Hollywood blockbuster), but with an independent spirit and feel. Still, it is an exception.

It is more difficult with older movies, because at that time the overall picture was different. Is “2001” an independent picture? I don’t know. That’s simply not important sometimes.

4/4
ALIEN
ALIENS
AMERICAN ASTRONAUT
*ARRIVAL
BLADE RUNNER
CABIN IN THE WOODS
COHERENCE
*CHILDREN OF MEN
CORALINE
CUBE
DEFENDOR
CEMETERY MAN (DELLA MORTE, DELL’AMORE)
DEAD MAN’S LETTERS (ПИСЬМА МЁРТВОГО ЧЕЛОВЕКА)
DONNIE DARKO
DISTRICT 9
EX MACHINA
EXAM
FAHRENHEIT 451 (1966)
GALAXY QUEST
*GRAVITY
*HELLBOY 1/2
INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1954)
KIN-DZA-DZA! (Кин-дза-дза!)
THE LOBSTER
THE MAN FROM EARTH
METROPOLIS
MOON
*PACIFIC RIM
PITCH BLACK
ROBOCOP (1987)
RESOLUTION
STRANGER THINGS (TV SERIES)
SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED
SPRING
SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD
SOURCE CODE
SOUND OF MY VOICE
SOLARIS (1972)
STALKER
SUNSHINE
SUPER
WELCOME TO ZOMBIELAND
*WALL-E
ZEROGRAD (CITY ZERO, ZERO CITY, ГОРОД ЗЕРО)
10 CLOVERFIELD LANE
28 DAYS LATER
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

3.5/4
ATTACK THE BLOCK
AUTOMATA
CHAPPIE
*CLOUD ATLAS
DARK CITY
DARK STAR
EXISTENZ
EQUILIBRIUM
*FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
FAHRENHEIT 451
FORBIDDEN PLANET
HARDWARE
HARDCORE HENRY
INK
INQUEST OF PILOT PIRX (TEST PILOTA PIRXA, ДОЗНАНИЕ ПИЛОТА ПИРКСА)
LOOPER
THE MACHINE
PARADE OF THE PLANETS
PREDESTINATION
SCREAMERS

3/4
THE CONGRESS
CYPHER
*EVENT HORIZON
*GATTACA
*GHOST IN THE SHELL (2017)
EUROPA REPORT
I ORIGINS
IRON SKY
KILL COMMAND
LAZER TEAM
*LOGAN
LOCKOUT
THE MERMAID
MIMIC
PLANET OF STORMS (PLANETA BURG, ПЛАНЕТА БУРЬ)
TIME CRIMES
TIME LAPSE
THE ONE I LOVE
THE ROAD
THE TERMINATOR
TRON
*TRON LEGACY
SLEEP DEALER
UNDER THE SKIN
13TH FLOOR

2.5/4
ARQ
EMBERS
*KONG: SKULL ISLAND
*LIFE
*LUCY
NEVER LET ME GO
*OBLIVION
*THE MARTIAN

2/4
HIGH-RISE
NEVER LET ME GO

1.5/4
TRIANGLE
FREQUENCIES
nothing that disappointing yet *PASSENGERS
SOYLENT GREEN
TRIANGLE

1/4
PRIMER
UNCANNY
MORGAN

0.5/4
nothing that bad yet 400 DAYS

0/4
nothing that bad yet, but it’s coming