Tag: sciencefiction

(Good) Friday One Sheet: HUMANE

Curious timing on the Christian calendar for today’s column. We are not at the resurrection yet on Good Friday, only the sacrifice, and the death-heavy poster for Humane shows that.   Perfect ordered body bags, in an neutral grey setting, suggest...

Fantasia 2023 Review: APORIA Is Not Your Typical Time Traveller

Jared Moshé’s latest film, Aporia, is a fascinating paradox: A time travel story where the characters do not time travel. It is a sober, and quite emotional ‘what if’ and ‘if then’ take on parenting. The psychological cause and effect...

BiFan 2022 Review: MIND UNIVERSE, SF Indie Explores Ideas of Grief and Memory

Given the increasingly democratic access to film technology and the explosion of box office, ratings and streaming success for genre stories in the Korean market, it's no surprise that a growing number of local filmmakers have embraced science fiction, a...

Fantasia 2021 Review: International Science-Fiction Short Film Showcase

This year's International Science-Fiction Short Film Showcase at Fantasia spotlights works from Canada, Australia, three from the United States and one with a co-production with France, Italy, and even Greenland. (The still used here is from the U.K. short Standing Woman.)...

Now Streaming: BLAKE'S 7 Features Rebellion in Space, TIME Passes in Grief and Grim Reality

Two series, new to the BritBox streaming service, consider very different futures.

Friday One Sheet: THE WANTING MARE

It is rare that a director designs the key art for their film, even in the indie filmmaking world. The last time that I can recall this was P.T. Anderson's design for Magnolia over 20 years ago. This striking poster...

Review: DIVINE LOVE, Religious Hypocrisy in Brazilian Sci-fi

Divine Love is a quietly biting satire, brilliantly realized by Mascaro, a director who is operating on the highest level of artistry in every aspect. Do not miss this!

Now Streaming: John Carpenter's DARK STAR, Before the Horror

Brian Narelle, Dan O'Bannon, Cal Kuniholm star in director John Carpener's sci-fi comedy, now streaming on The Criterion Channel.

Review: PROXIMITY, Close Encounters of the Strange Kind

Ryan Masson, Highdee Kuan, Shaw Jones, Christian Prentice and Don Scribner star in Eric Demeusy's sci-fi thriller.

Sci-Fi Series INVASIAN in Development; Watch Short Film Now

Why is she running? Back that up: why has that drone descended upon a busy street in Hong Kong at night, stopping everyone in their tracks, motionless? Sharply shot and edited, the short film Invasian is only a teaser for...

PROXIMITY Trailer: Close Encounter of the Unknown Kind

Beginning in silence, the trailer for Proximity gradually grows in complexity to become a full-blown question mark. I watched the trailer first, before knowing what the film is about, and so I recommend you do that as well (trailer posted...

70s Rewind: THE TERMINAL MAN, When Elective Surgery Goes Bad

George Segal and Joan Hackett star in director Mike Hodges' adaptation of Michael Crichton's techno-thriller novel.

AFTER WE LEAVE Trailer: First, Find Your Wife

Eager for a rare opportunity for a new life on a new planet, a man has only one obstacle to overcome: find his wife. The trailer for Aleem Hossain's debut feature, After We Leave, looks spare yet inviting, accompanied by...

Trieste 2019: Brian Yuzna, Phil Tippett in Person to Watch Science + Fiction Films in Italy

For we poor souls who are not in Italy right now, attending the 19th edition of Trieste Science + Fiction Festival, it all sounds like a fantasy out of genre-film heaven.

Toronto 2019 Review: THE PLATFORM Is a Dystopian Feast of Social Inequality

A man wakes up in a spartan concrete room, with a copy of Don Quixote, and a composed, elderly roommate. The number 48 is stencilled on the wall, and there is an open elevator shaft that divides the space. The...

DARK/WEB Series Goes to Amazon, Premieres July 19

Percolate your coffee beans and get ready for a long sleepless night, because Dark/Web, the 8-episode sci-fi/horror anthology series we've covered here before will stream exclusively on Amazon Prime as of July 19. The series debuted last February at Entertainment...

I AM MOTHER Trailer: Hilary Swank Stars in Netflix Sci-Fi Thriller

Netflix have released the trailer for Grant Sputore's sci-fi thriller I Am Mother, which will stream on the service starting June 7, 2019. The claustrophobic film stars Clara Rugaard and a teenaged girl who is the first of a new...

Review: FAST COLOR, Superpowers Are Not Enough

Gugu Mbatha-Raw stars in Julia Hart's dramatic new film, which asks significant questions in quiet, often mesmerizing fashion.

Review: CAPTIVE STATE, What Happens After Aliens Invade

Ashton Sanders and John Goodman star in an original sci-fi drama directed by Rupert Wyatt.

Friday One Sheet: HIGH LIFE Essays Biology in Space

Thus far, 2019 has been the year of Green. While two weeks hardly make a trend, it cannot be understated how underused green is in movie key art. Here is the poster for Claire Denis's 'sex-ain't-sexy' space drama, High Life,...