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3 things about Michael Radford’s NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR

Nineteen Eighty-Four [1984] 1. The smell of dead insects and cheap perfume. 2. He cradles Winston in a half-embrace. 3. Teeth, snout, whiskers. Watch this now. This viewing was of the version of the film that features only Dominic Muldowney’s … Continue reading

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3 things about Werner Herzog’s LO AND BEHOLD, REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD

Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World [2016] 1. The historic computer has its own scent. 2. Werner volunteers himself for a one-way ticket to Mars. 3. “Have the monks stopped meditating? They all seem to be tweeting.” It’s … Continue reading

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3 things about Philip Kaufman’s INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS

Invasion of the Body Snatchers [1978] 1. Why the name change from Miles to Matthew? 2. He’s only able to destroy his own pod. 3. Her left cheek caves in, begins to crumble. 3 other things.

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3 things about Denis Villeneuve’s ARRIVAL

Arrival [2016] 1. “It’s not true. But it proves my point.” 2. Play-Doh figures. 3. She turns to the dedication page of her book, which reads, “For Hannah.”

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3 things about Justin Lin’s STAR TREK BEYOND

Star Trek Beyond [2016] 1. “Cut its throat.” 2. Multiple motorcycles. 3. She’s suddenly a member of Starfleet just like that? An improvement over the last one for sure, but the plot holes don’t bear scrutiny.

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3 things about Jennifer Phang’s ADVANTAGEOUS

Advantageous [2015] 1. The sound of rain gently tapping on the windows. 2. Sitting beside the Christmas tree, eating a pecan pie straight from the pie tin. 3. Holographic ID card.

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3 things about Tim Burton’s PLANET OF THE APES

Planet of the Apes [2001] 1. So, is Ari wearing lipstick? 2. A gun encased in a ceramic flame. 3. Paul Giamatti’s most Bert Lahr performance. To sum up: meh.

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