To menace the American public’s conscience was Rod Serling’s proverbial contractual obligation in ‘The Twilight Zone’ and the questions posed were essentially of a civic nature.
The Marvel Studios Disney+ series Loki uses the multiverse to dive deep into its central character and explore interesting moral and philosophical ideas.
Imagine Aristotle sitting in a movie theater in 1979 with his tub of popcorn. If you think he would scoff at Alien‘s outlandish monster, think again.
Riley Stearns’ ‘Dual’ is an uncomfortable black comedy that asks the painful question: Are being loved and being true to yourself mutually exclusive?
Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson’s sci-fi-horror Something in the Dirt exists at the intersection of mathematics, philosophy, mysticism, and nicotine.
Philip Kaufman’s 1978 remake of sci-fi pod people film Invasion of the Body Snatchers achieves a level of unease above and beyond the novel and the 1956 film.
The Imagination of Disaster 2.0: Revisiting Susan Sontag in the Age of the Pandemic Horror Narrative
Considering Susan Sontag’s “The Imagination of Disaster” and modern apocalyptic narratives, are sci-fi and horror still “inadequate responses” to our world?
Disguised as sci-fi, Yanis Varoufaikis’ Another Now contemplates how life post-capitalism might be more free and equal – and how that might be destroyed.
Denis Villeneuve talks about how fear can “mind kill” directors. But creating the epic Dune for cinema wasn’t scary at all — that’s just creative pressure.