Film

MOVIE REVIEWS: “ALLEGIANT” and others!

MOVIE REVIEWS: “ALLEGIANT” and others!

YA books-to-film are popular, but some series appear to be running out of steam. Steve checks out the "...ent" series and then runs on about some other movies. Do you agree with his assessments? Read More »

De Razas y Sexos (segundo round)… Pasando por la Muerte de Micha

De Razas y Sexos (segundo round)… Pasando por la Muerte de Micha

Tanya Tynjala responds to critics of her column decrying the sexism in some fandom. Read More »

Spielberg’s slow-motion capture: How CGI can cause great film-makers to take leave of their senses

Spielberg’s slow-motion capture: How CGI can cause great film-makers to take leave of their senses

Mark Rylance’s motion capture giant with Ruby Barnhill in The BFG   Thirty-four years ago, Steven Spielberg created the just-about perfect family movie in E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. So his reunion with that film’s screenwriter, Melissa Ma... Read More »

IS THERE A “PERFECT” MOVIE? Review of “GROUNDHOG DAY”

IS THERE A “PERFECT” MOVIE? Review of “GROUNDHOG DAY”

Have I written this column before? Have I written this column before? Steve asks, as he takes a closer look at Groundhog Day, a classic “time-warp” movie with Bill Murray. Read More »

The Retro Look and Stranger Things

The Retro Look and Stranger Things

Designer M. D. Jackson defends the visual style of the Netflix series Stranger Things, saying that its retro 80s look is a deliberate homage. Read More »

Computer Generated Images and the Eye of the Beholder Part 4

Computer Generated Images and the Eye of the Beholder Part 4

M. D. Jackson's final installment on the history of visual effects in cinema takes us from the CGI revolution of Jurassic Park to the present. Read More »

De Razas y Sexos Pasando por Gente que Parece no Tener una Vida Real

De Razas y Sexos Pasando por Gente que Parece no Tener una Vida Real

Tanya Tynjala takes on sexism in Spanish fandom. Read More »

Do Not Barco Engage Yet, Mister Sulu!

Do Not Barco Engage Yet, Mister Sulu!

One screen good, three screens better? Not, as Ira Nayman found, in the case of a screening of Star trek: Beyond in Barco Escape. Read More »

Computer Generated Images and the Eye of the Beholder: Part 3

Computer Generated Images and the Eye of the Beholder: Part 3

In the third part of his history of computer generated imagery, M. D. Jackson takes us from The Last Starfighter to Terminator 2, with a side trip to the Italian renaissance. Read More »

All Sci-Fi Friday Chat – Earth vs the Flying Saucers!

All Sci-Fi Friday Chat – Earth vs the Flying Saucers!

Washington gets attacked tonight by flying saucers with death rays! Read More »

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