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EIFF 2018: Solis (2018) written and directed by Carl Strathie

Here comes the sun - and it's not alright - in this sci-fi survival adventure. While it may remind the viewer of other films (Gravity, Alien and 2001: A Space Odyssey), it's an impressive little effort in its own right with some fine two-hander work between Steven Ogg and Alice Lowe.

Steven Ogg in Solis

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EIFF 2018: Terminal (2018) written and directed by Vaughn Stein

This futuristic neo-noir - starring Margot Robbie, Simon Pegg, Dexter Fletcher and Mike Myers - boasts neon-drenched heavy-stylised visuals but drowns under wannabe hip pretension and a lack of purpose. Really, shouldn't Robbie be doing better things nowadays after her Oscar-nominated performance in I, Tonya?

Margot Robbie and Max Irons in Terminal

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Thor: Ragnarok (2017) starring Chris Hemsworth

Taika Waititi's entry in the Marvel Comics Universe - also starring Tom Hiddleston and Cate Blanchett - puts a firm emphasis on having fun.

Jeff Goldblum in Thor: Ragnarok

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

Luc Besson's adaptation of comic book Valérian et Laureline is a flawed feast of visual imagination.

Weird and wonderful aliens in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets


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Alien: Covenant

An improvement over Prometheus, but still a misfire.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Disjointed but intermittently entertaining sequel throws everything but the kitchen sink at the viewer.

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​Ghost in the Shell

This visually impressive adaptation is sadly a dull ghost of its manga and anime forebears.

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Logan

A blood-soaked, elegiac take on the X-Men/Wolverine canon.

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​Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

It's a sideshow, but a darkly spectacular one all the same.

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