Stanley Kubrick

Filming Stephen King: the task that’s defeated dozens of movie-makers

Filming Stephen King: the task that’s defeated dozens of movie-makers

Why have so many Stephen King novels remained so stubbornly resistant to Hollywood adaptation? Read More »

FREAKS OF NATURE film review, plus POLAR BOREALIS—a new semiprozine!

FREAKS OF NATURE film review, plus POLAR BOREALIS—a new semiprozine!

This week, Steve reviews the 2015 Horror-humour film "Freaks of Nature" and finds it rather flat, then alerts the media (us!) about a new semi-pro Canadian SF/F e-magazine! Read More »

BOOK REVIEW: CHILDHOOD’S END by Arthur C. Clarke

BOOK REVIEW: CHILDHOOD’S END by Arthur C. Clarke

In advance of the SyFy mini-series of Arthur C. Clarke's classic "Childhood's End," Steve reviews the actual book and finds it worth a read! Read More »

Tarkovsky y la ciencia ficción

Tarkovsky y la ciencia ficción

A profile of Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky, director of Solaris and Stalker, among others. Read More »

“Space Station 76”—A Movie Review

“Space Station 76”—A Movie Review

The characters dress as a ‘70s designer would have thought future people might dress, when they’re not dressing in actual ‘70s style... Read More »

MOVIE REVIEW: Would Scarlett Johansson get UNDER your SKIN?

MOVIE REVIEW: Would Scarlett Johansson get UNDER your SKIN?

Even Scarlett Johansson parading naked across the screen can not save Under the Skin. Read More »

Retrospective – Spielberg & Kubrick’s A.I. Artificial Intelligence

Retrospective – Spielberg & Kubrick’s A.I. Artificial Intelligence

In 2001 I wrote that A.I. was more successful as a fable that as pure SF, a film to be seen and argued over, which in the current climate of mindless special effects dominated action fodder made it easy to over-rate. Read More »

Review: Rollerball Blu-ray (Twilight Time edition)

Review: Rollerball Blu-ray (Twilight Time edition)

Post fall of communism, with governments subservient to corporate paymasters, Rollerball seems like a much greater, more prescient, film now than the one I originally saw back in 1976. Today Rollerball surely stands as one of the most underrated film... Read More »

The Greatest Science Fiction Novel of All Time Part 1

The Greatest Science Fiction Novel of All Time Part 1

The first candidate for the greatest SF novel of all time Read More »

Review: The Sentinel by Arthur C. Clarke

Review: The Sentinel by Arthur C. Clarke

Arthur C. Clarke’s short story The Sentinel lost in a writing competion and could feasibly have never made it to publication. But over time, the story emerged as the inspiration for the cult classic 2001: A Space Odyssey. Read More »

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