Blade Runner (1982)

Retro Review: Blade Runner (1982)

The visually lush Blade Runner explores and asks the question: What makes us human? It repeatedly strides right up to that reflection in the dystopian rain puddle . . . but never steps in it.

Retro Review: Conan the Barbarian (1982)

Conan has been a fantasy staple for nearly 80 years, and this movie could have been the start of a great movie franchise, but someone screwed up when making the sequel and reboot. This version of Conan is definitely one of the better fantasy flicks out there.

Mission to Mars (2000)

Retro Review: Mission to Mars (2000)

Mission to Mars is a film worth renting for science fiction fans to either enjoy or mock . . . depending on your tastes. And for some of us it’s okay to do both.

Pitch Black Header

Retro Review: Pitch Black (2000)

The obvious enthusiasm of the cast and crew to create something greater than the genre can usually deliver must be recognized. Pitch Black wanted to be different; it wanted to offer something more …

Soylent Green (1973)

Retro Review: Soylent Green (1973)

Based on Harry Harrison’s 1966 book Make Room! Make Room!, Soylent Green serves up a future where despair and hunger loom over all sense of hope. It’s a hyper-extrapolated look at the future …

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.

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 …