Wally Pfister
Features // 2 Articles
Columns // 1 Articles
Reviews // 2 Articles
Blogs // 1 Articles
//Features

Is A.I. the New Other?
7 Mar 2017 // 9:59 PM

Aliens and robots are swapping seats as filmic sci-fi reformulates its visions of the foreign and the familiar.

Religion and Biological Limits in Post-Humanity: 'Her' and 'Transcendence'
17 Jun 2014 // 9:14 PM

Post-humanism, transhumanism, and the stakes of religion in the digital age intersect in Her and Transcendence, hinting at radical societal change to come.

//Columns

Films for Fans of Visionary Directors
4 Aug 2014 // 9:30 PM

In film, "visionary" has become a marketing adjective, like "iconic". Here, on the matter of visionary directors, we separate the claret from the beaujolais, if you will.

//Reviews

'Transcendence' Is a High-Tech Mess of Subplots
21 Aug 2014 // 2:00 AM

Like Dr. Caster's (Johnny Depp) experiments, Transcendence is much smarter in theory than it is in practice.

Johnny Depp Is Ubiquitous Not Only in Real Life, but in 'Transcendence', Too
18 Apr 2014 // 3:30 AM

The decision to preserve the consciousness of Johnny Depp's AI researcher is a Frankenstein- and Skynet-like Very Bad Idea.

//Blogs

Five Reasons Why 'Transcendence' Failed
22 Apr 2014 // 5:30 AM

It could have been a late April sleeper. Instead, Johnny Depp's sci-fi thriller failed to ignite the box office. Here are five reasons why.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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