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Monday, May 28 2007

Future Shock: The Death of Serious Science Fiction

The serious Science Fiction film genre is dead or at least on cinematic life support. As the new millennial marches forward, and an omnipresent production paradigm that substitutes spectacle for smarts, futurist filmmaking is definitely gasping for breath.


Reviews

Sunday, May 10 2009

Rudo y Cursi

Only a few minutes into Rudo y Cursi, the brothers are discovered playing grand and gloriously boyish fútbol.


Monday, October 20 2008

Stranded: I've Come From a Plane That Crashed in the Mountains

In Stranded, the endless whiteness of the plane crash survivors' new environment comes to reflect and affect their evolving "society."


Thursday, January 4 2007

Children of Men (2007)

Even with so much attention paid to her body and to her child, Kee's story is secondary to Theo's, as his loss of hope must be undone and his past redressed.


Thursday, June 23 2005

War by Candlelight by Daniel Alarcón

The revolutionary heart, truly the essence of the Lima depicted within these pages, never grows old.


Wednesday, June 2 2004

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

Director Alfonso Cuarón brings to the franchise a newly inventive sensibility, and, most important, an appreciation for smart cuts and brevity, especially the requisite Quidditch scene, mercifully short, dark, and stormy.


Blogs

Tuesday, October 14 2008

Pieces (1982)

The images used here are from a rough DVD version of Pieces found in a local bargain bin. If and when a copy of Grindhouse Releasing's version is available, an update review will be offered


News

Monday, March 26 2007

Alfonso Cuaron: 'The present, projected into the future'

Cuaron talks about Children of Men, his powerful film with explicit references to the political present.


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