Future Shock: The Death of Serious Science Fiction | 28 May 2007 // 5:00 PM
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.
The Pay Off: The Best Film of 2006 | 10 Jan 2007 // 2:00 PM
For many of the movies on PopMatters' 2006 list of the year's best films, it is clear that a heavy personal and professional stake was riding on the final product.
Children of Men (2007) | 4 Jan 2007 // 7:30 PM
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.
Alfonso Cuaron: 'The present, projected into the future' | 26 Mar 2007 // 1:04 AM
Cuaron talks about Children of Men, his powerful film with explicit references to the political present.