People generally are crazy about science fiction films or dislike them. Intentionally, science fiction also includes fantasy and superhero films in my book. So, Star Trek, Spider-Man, Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings are all cousins in the sci-fi/fantasy universe. Now, those are strange holiday gatherings! My list could include Star Wars, Gravity, Dark … More Favorite Science Fiction Films
This blog is a companion to my “Almost Noir” posting. I listed Eddie Muller as a noir expert, he is a film historian, host on TCM and keeper of the noir genre. Muller published a fascinating book on film noir, Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir, in 1998, and has updated and expanded … More Dark City: Film Noir
This was one of the grim science fiction films of the early 1970s. The Andromeda Strain, Logan’s Run, Dark Star, THX 1138, Rollerball, The Omega Man, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Future World, Solaris, Silen Running, Sleeper, The Terminal Man, Slaughterhouse Five, Beneath the Planet of the Apes, A Clockwork Orange, The Stepford Wives. … More Soylent Green (1972)
Remembered for his tough guy films, most notably as Rico in Little Caesar (1931). That role became a caricature of the snarling gangster, an image that followed him despite moving on to a variety of film roles. This film opened the door for violent portrayals and the gangster as cult hero even though he dies … More Edward G. Robinson
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