‘Solaris’ (2002) is a Romantic Sci-Fi Film That Needs Revisiting

“A movie that is refreshingly and sincerely romantic, marking a dramatic contrast not just to the great bulk of science fiction, but with modern mainstream cinema at large.” Science fiction is making waves once again. With the arguably unexpected success of Dune, a weighty space opera that offers complex lore, audiences may be primed for…

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The Nightmarish and Sublime Beauty of the Undiscovered in ‘Annihilation’ (2018) and ‘Interstellar’ (2014)

These two films elegantly unravel what it means to experience things as inconceivable as they are alluring, which continually pull at and dismantle human instinct.

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Time is of The Essence Through Christopher Nolan’s Lens

His works explore recurring and layered themes of loss and sacrifice, but there is one that Nolan can bend to his will like no other : time.

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The Machines Will Save Us: Robots, Artificial Intelligence and Eco-Fiction

Despite the classic world-dominating artificial intelligence trope, eco-fiction frequently portrays machines as our eventual saviours

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The Father’s Frontier: Familial Separation in Modern Space Movies

With a fully-armed and operational Star Wars franchise in play, cinematic portrayals of the great unknown which don’t belong to a galaxy far, far away have truly had their work cut out. Financially and in terms of sheer screen space, the Skywalker saga (and its various spin-offs) has dominated the sci-fi landscape. But as this…

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‘Interstellar’, ‘Arrival’ and Sci-Fi: When Fiction Meets Reality

Science fiction is a genre that has absolutely no limitations. From the fun adventures of Star Wars (1977), to heart-breaking romances such as Her (2013) and gruelling horrors like Alien (1979), these films couldn’t differ from each other more if they tried. Some sci-fi films are about space wars rooted in hope, some are about…

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