Tag: sciencefiction

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,...

HIGH LIFE Trailer: Claire Denis' Sci-Fi Debut Lands in April

A24 have released a haunting new trailer for Claire Denis' upcoming science fiction film High Life, starring Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, André Benjamin and Mia Goth. In the French auteur's English-language debut, Denis depicts hopeless death-row inmates who have been...

Review: UPGRADE, Smart, Violent Science-Fiction For Action Film Fans

A little bit David Cronenberg, a little bit Taylor/Neveldine, Leigh Whannell's Upgrade is a future-shock action horror film sure to keep fans of high intensity science fiction happy.   Logan Marshall-Green is Grey Trace, a technophobic retro-gearhead in a near...

“The Thing” remains one of the all-time best meeting points of Science Fiction and Horror

In John Carpenter’s “The Thing”, the cold is not only a force of nature, it’s a grotesque animal in and of itself. Adapted and updated from the 1950’s Science Fiction classic “The Thing from Another World,” Carpenter’s retelling not only...

Review: ANNIHILATION, a Rainbow Hell of Genre Splicing

About ten years ago, I found myself musing about speculative fiction novels ripe for adaptation to the big screen. The subject of The New Weird literary movement came up via Alastair Reynold's Chasm City and China Mieville's Perdido St. Station, arguably the pinnacle of...

Review: DEATH RACE 2050 (2017), another cheesefest from Roger Corman shot in Peru

Much like another Roger Corman production I reviewed a couple of months ago —the ever-hilarious and generically-named Ultra Warrior—, Death Race 2050 is an apocalyptic, grim-yet-colourful action movie set in a futuristic United States, but shot in my native Peru....

Review: REALIVE, Where Exact Science Is Not An Exact Science

When screenwriters turn towards directing their own features, the case is often that they can make their talkiest screenplay into a film. This is not necessary a bad thing at all, especially considering the case of Mateo Gil's new science...