The Ship Isn’t Big Enough for the Two of Us: A Review of Passengers

This review contains spoilers! In the realm of inferior movies there is a special category reserved for movies that are unsatisfactory despite their captivating and deceptively convincing trailers. Passengers is a new addition to this category, for despite its adrenaline-filled trailers that bombarded TV screens several weeks before its release, it leaves its audience with…

Star Wars: the Force Awakens—We’re Home

It’s been nearly ten years since the release of the almost universally loathed Star Wars prequels, and over thirty since we first witnessed the Star Wars that generations know and love. When Disney revealed that they are making a new trilogy, with new filmmakers, of course we were nervous. But the release of The Force…

Lost in Translation: A Painfully Honest Review of Interstellar

(Image from avforums.com)  I am, quite obviously, not Neil deGrasse Tyson or Chris Hadfield. I’m not  a physical sciences major, or even a huge sci-fi person for that matter. And for those sins, I apologize. Academically, my physics knowledge fails to extend past high school— to be precise, I am quite certain that I missed…

Elements of a Fourth Dimension

In “Everyone Needs a Couch”, Tanker, a bankrupt writer, is commissioned by an amorphous “cross between an octopus and a camel” to write a story about teleportation. The only requirement is that it must be “scientifically possible.” Jumping at the chance to pay rent, Tanker takes the job. Inspired by the sofa his girlfriend was…