Water was recently added to the commodities exchanges. Still the water (Seix Barral, Bogotá, 2019) by Juan Álvarez addresses this scary fact.
Steve’s thinking about Halloween, which often brings up thoughts about Stephen King. How do you feel about that? Seen both versions of The Shining, have you?
A critique of 2001 on its 50th anniversary
Why have so many Stephen King novels remained so stubbornly resistant to Hollywood adaptation?
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!
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!
A profile of Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky, director of Solaris and Stalker, among others.
The characters dress as a ‘70s designer would have thought future people might dress, when they’re not dressing in actual ‘70s style…
Even Scarlett Johansson parading naked across the screen can not save Under the Skin.
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.
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 films of the 1970s and one of the most thought-provoking and rewarding SF films ever made.
The first candidate for the greatest SF novel of all time
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.
Graeme shares the experience of watching 2001 A Space Odyssey during its original release and ruminates on the films impact then and today.
Gary Dalkin reviews a novel that wants to be – ought to be – a movie
Crazy 4 Cult: Cult Movie Art 2 by Gallery 1988 is a 176 page walk through the tremendous artwork one would find while walking through the annual display conceived by Scott Mosier and Kevin Smith called Crazy 4 Cult.
Does Dr. Sleep stack up against The Shining?