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.
'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' at 34: Still Thrilling After All These Years | 14 Mar 2011 // 4:00 PM
What makes Close Encounters of the Third Kind stand out to this day is that it isn’t the usual UFO tale of “us vs them”, like Spielberg’s later remake of War of the Worlds; rather, it's very much a story about Earthlings.