The sky’s the limit for the talented cast and crew of The Vast Of Night (2020)

Available on Amazon Prime Video, there’s a real sense of passion and craftsmanship to “The Vast Of Night”, the debut feature of writer/ director Andrew Patterson. It’s steeped in the romance and aesthetic of fifties and sixties sci-fi and infused with the spirit of Ray Bradbury, Rod Serling and Leslie Stevens. It’s so exquisitely realised…

Artemis Fowl (2020) ducks its obligations and gives fans of the books the bird.

First published in 2001, Eoin Colfer’s action-fantasy series of adventures centring around tweenage criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl (Jr) may at first glance appear to be little more than an attempt to cash-in on the then white-hot and unquestioned success of J K Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series but in reality the books hewed much closer to…

French animated sci-fi Astro Kid (2019) has family-friendly Gallic charm to spare

It may come across as CBeebies does “No Man’s Sky” or, perhaps, Nick Jr’s “Avatar” but there’s actually a lot to enjoy in delightfully vibrant French animation “Astro Kid”. When their survey ship is destroyed while navigating an asteroid field, Willy finds himself separated from his parents and stranded on an uncharted planet with only…