Hotel Artemis (2018)

There’s been a lot of debate over the years about what is — and isn’t — science fiction. One of the tests someone proposed along the line is to remove the science fictional elements and see if you’ve changed the story.  This is actually a fairly useful test, as it nicely distinguishes between, say, the […]

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Monsters, Inc. (2001)

Monsters, Inc. is a science fiction film. There, I said it. I’m sure that it would come as no surprise if I called Monsters, Inc. one of the best children’s films ever made, or one of the best animated films, or best Disney films, or one of Pixar’s greatest accomplishments. But a science fiction film? Now, […]

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Resolution (2012)

Honorable Mention This is one of those films that attracted a lot of attention on the Indie circuit, yet never really got the wider audience it deserved. It’s good enough — and so closely linked to another film they made — that it gets a mention here, even if it seems unlikely that it is […]

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The Endless (2017)

I have no idea what this film is. Is it science fiction?  A fantasy?  A Lovecraftian horror film?  A mystery?  A supernatural thriller?  A waking dream? I can’t tell you.  it could be any or all of them.  But whatever it is, you have to watch this one. Now.  Right away. This one is a […]

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A Wrinkle in Time (2018)

(Spoilers ahead.  Read at your own risk.) For a long time it seemed as if every Science Fiction film had to have a “Stargate” sequence like 2001.  Even a normally sensible director like Brian DePalma fell into the trap in Mission To Mars. But it’s been a long time since I saw one.  A very […]

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