Articles tagged sci-fi

‘Alien: Covenant’ Descends Into Madness in a Beautiful, Finessed Kind of Way

Marching to the beat of the same drum as the first films in the series, Alien: Covenant finds extra depth in the existential dread of its divisive predecessor.

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The (Space) Ship Has Definitely Sailed on ‘Alien: Covenant’

Ridley Scott’s attempts to demystify his iconic Xenomorphs only dilute the primal terror that made them compelling in the first place

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‘Doctor Who’: “Thin Ice” Is a Welcome Addition to the Doctor’s 19th Century Adventures

In this episode the plotting is tight and well-judged, the interplay between characters snappy and natural-sounding, and we glimpse the Doctor's savage side.

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‘Sense8’: “Who Am I?” Puts Will and Whispers Front and Center

Despite the show's lingering issues with character development, "Who Am I?" adeptly sets the stakes for season two and provides plenty of intrigue.

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Might Be the Schlockiest Blockbuster of All Time

James Gunn has made an obscenely fun superhero movie packed with amazing visuals, groovy tunes, and unapologetic schmaltz.

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Genre as the Flesh of the Human Experience: An Interview With Rod Blackhurst of ‘Here Alone’

Blackhurst reflects on his discovery of cinema, the need to rely on the conventions of cinema, and his ambitions to create a character study that will resonate.

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‘Doctor Who’: Mackie Is the Best Thing About “The Pilot” Episode

Pearl Mackie turns in a warm, charming, and entirely compelling performance in the role of Bill in only her second TV appearance.

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Is a Haunting Glimpse Into the Unfathomable

Timeliness of its themes and message aside, The Handmaid’s Tale is absolutely worth watching for the quality of the show on its own merits.

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‘Colossal’ Stomps Along Its Own Quirky Path

Nacho Vigalondo’s monster dramedy is an intoxicating mix of the sublime and the surreal.

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‘Colossal’, Monsters, TV and You

Among other things, Colossal asks you to consider your own responsibility for what and how you watch.

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Fifteen Years Later, ‘Donnie Darko’ Is Still Worth Enduring the Impenetrability

Richard Kelly's debut is as good as it permits itself to be, which is just short of masterful.

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’ Ghost in the Shell’: Sometimes Discovering Your Identity Means Fighting a Spider Tank

This version of the long running franchise focuses on visually dazzling aesthetics and beautifully choreographed action -- and spider tanks.

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Mainstream Darko: Director Richard Kelly on Building His Own Sandbox

Much as Donnie Darko claimed widespread fame by defying both convention and expectation, Kelly is fighting to bring the mainstream to him on his own terms.

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Sci-fi Rewind: An Interview With Ghost in the Shell’s Chin Han

Chin Han gives his take on the Ghost in the Shell casting controversy and the real key to fixing minority representation in film.

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Love Is (Sort of) in the Air in ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000 Volume XXXVIII’

Can poverty or flaming meteors stop the course of true love? Sometimes.

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‘The White King’ Boldly Embraces Film as an Incomplete Form

Here are two storytellers that seemingly trust and embrace the cinéliterate audience to extrapolate, to understand, of their own volition.

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‘Life’: Wait, Haven’t We Seen This Before?

Life disregards its genre predecessor, Alien to the detriment of the film.

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‘Dirk Gently’ Season One Violates the Spirit of Its Source Material

Douglas Adams' Dirk Gently books were popular with fans, but this new BBC series strays too far from the spirit of the material to be considered a true adaptation.

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We Destroyed New York Long Ago With ‘Deluge’

Here's a rediscovery for fans of old-school physical effects and early science fiction talkies.

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Swinging Two Hammers: ‘The Man Who Could Cheat Death’ and ‘The Skull’

Two British horrors with iconic stars about doctors who can't heal themselves and the women who love them.

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'Full Throttle: Remastered' Is Both Updated and Dated

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"Full Throttle: Remastered is a game made for people who don't mind pixel hunting -- like we used to play.

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