Tag Archives: sci-fi

Saturday Matinee: Ghost in the Shell

“Ghost in the Shell” (1995) is a cyberpunk anime directed by Mamoru Oshii and based on the manga of the same name by Masamune Shirow. Set in 2029 Japan, the plot centers on Motoko Kusanagi, a cyborg public-security agent hunting … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Videodrome

“Videodrome” (1983) is a Canadian science fiction/body horror film written and directed by David Cronenberg. Set in Toronto during the early 1980s, it follows Max Renn (James Woods) the CEO of a small UHF television station who stumbles upon a … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Beyond the Black Rainbow

“Beyond the Black Rainbow” (2010) is a Canadian experimental sci-fi film written and directed by Panos Cosmatos. The Cronenberg-esque plot focuses on Elena, a test subject with ESP abilities, who struggles to escape a New Age lab facility called the … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Seam

A Synthetic Human Fights to Survive in Visually Stunning Scifi Short Seam  By Cheryl Eddy Source: io9 In the not-too-distant future, a tenuous peace between humans and remarkably humanlike “machines”—some don’t even know they’re not real—is tested when synthetics begin … Continue reading

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Philip K. Dick and the Fake Humans

(Editor’s note: on this 36th anniversary of the passing of Philip K. Dick, it seems an appropriate time to note the relevance of his work to our current dystopia as Henry Farrell does in the following essay. Unfortunately the author … Continue reading

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Initial Thoughts on Blade Runner 2049

Upon hearing early reports of a planned Blade Runner sequel a couple years ago, I felt both anticipation and dread. I considered it a singular vision which didn’t necessarily need a sequel, yet could understand the desire to re-immerse oneself … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Le Orme (aka Footprints on the Moon)

From Archive.org: “Le Orme” (a/k/a “Footprints on the Moon” and “Primal Impulse”) has been described variously as an Italian giallo, a sci-fi film, a mystery, or a psychological thriller. Ultimately, it defies pigeonholing. It stars Florinda Bolkan as Alice Cespi, … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Britannia Hospital

“Britannia Hospital” (1982) is the third installment of director Lindsay Anderson’s “Mick Travis Trilogy”. Like the other films in the series, it’s a dark comedy following a particularly eventful chapter in the life of Mick Travis (Malcolm McDowell) as he … Continue reading

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