Contact Movie

Retro Review: Contact

Contact is a convincing first contact film about the moral struggle that would happen during such an event. In my opinion it’s one of the most underrated science fiction movies in recent memory, not because …

Brazil (1985)

Retro Review: Brazil (1985)

Many of the bureaucratic and narcissistic themes present in Brazil are simply hyperbolic interpretations of the current world we live in.

Stalag 17

Stalag 17

Stalag 17 is one of the first, and best, prisoner of war movies to come out of Hollywood following World War II. Billed as a comedy, it comes across as more of a dark comedy with very brief moments of slapstick. [Original publication: May 26, 1999]

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

Retro Review: Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

Give The Phantom Menace a chance and don’t make final judgement until the series is complete. In the meantime, enjoy it for what it is: a rollicking good time! Thanks …

Retro Review: Dark City (1998)

Joe Moviegoer will probably find this movie tiresome and confusing. It’s definitely not for the average viewer. Most hardcore science fiction fans should appreciate its complex and winding plot. This movie is bound …

Soldier Starring Kurt Russell

Retro Review: Soldier Starring Kurt Russell

Soldier is one of my guilty pleasures. It’s not a particularly good movie. Hell, in most eyes it’s probably not even a passable science fiction movie. I don’t care. Todd kicks ass . . . and I like it. [Original publication: Oct 23, 1998]

Blade

Retro Review: Blade

This movie is pure action with a side of science fiction thrown in. It is not an “artsy” film like Interview With the Vampire, yet it has a unique style all its own. Blade …