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 …

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]