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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