Set in a ’70s version of the future, Jack Plotnick‘s Space Station 76 was one of the stranger, more humorous films I saw at SXSW this year. The film stars Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler, Matt Bomer, and Marisa Coughlan as
The first trailer for the upcoming science fiction mind bender Predestination has been released, which sees Ethan Hawke working as a temporal agent, preventing crime from occurring by traveling through time. Sarah Snook plays a new agent in training who’s learning the
Fox Searchlight has released four new clips for Mike Cahill‘s upcoming science fiction drama I Origins, starring Michael Pitt, Brit Marling, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, and Steven Yeun. Like Cahill’s previous film, Another Earth, I Origins is a cerebral science fiction film, and revolves around a
Here’s the first trailer for the science fiction drama The Reconstruction of William Zero, which stars Conal Byrne as a brilliant geneticist who must re-learn his identity from his twin brother after an accident, however he comes to realize all is not as it
Matt Reeves’ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a much better film than it really has any right to be. It’s a big-budget Hollywood sequel to a big-budget Hollywood reboot that no one was really asking for that also happened to be quite good. Dawn one-ups its predecessor in almost every way, combining jaw-dropping visuals with a compelling story and rich characters the viewer actually cares for.
Coherence is a paranoia-laden independent sci-fi thriller by writer James Ward Byrkit, making his debut feature as a director. The unknowns really make the film all the more intriguing; and the core actors truly inhabit their roles. The story opens on a house with eight friends having a dinner party. We get to know each of the eight friends better, but we do not know them well enough to set our sights on any one in particular. This is wise on Byrkit’s part because there is no protagonist or antagonist; at least, arguably, not until the film’s last ten minutes.
Sci-fi films, well most films actually, often leave themselves open for scrutiny. When a film takes place on another planet or in a different time, like the distant past or future, and the filmmakers do a decent job of setting up the environment in an engaging way – it’s usually easier for an audience to buy into the faux locale or point in time, making the viewer more susceptible to the unfolding drama.
Here’s the newly released trailer for The Last Days on Mars, directed by Ruairi Robinson (BlinkyTM). The film revolves around a space crew exploring Mars who get infected with a mysterious bacteria that begins killing them off one by one. Liev Schreiber
Here’s the first very odd looking teaser trailer for Jonathan Glazer‘s (Sexy Beast) Under the Skin, which stars Scarlett Johansson as an alien disguised as a beautiful woman in order to attract human prey. The concept sounds pretty much like an arthouse
A new trailer and poster have arrived for the science fiction thriller +1, which sees a group of young party goers stuck in a time paradox with other versions of themselves. This seems like a concept interesting enough to make me actually
One of my favorite scenes in a film is the single-take driving scene in Alfonso Cuaron‘s Children of Men and it looks like he’s injecting some of that in his upcoming film Gravity, which stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. The new
Here’s the first trailer for Terry Gilliam‘s upcoming science fiction film Zero Theorem, starring Christoph Waltz. Gilliam has stated “It’s not really sci-fi. It’s like Brazil, which also isn’t really sci-fi.” The similar visual style to Brazil is unmistakable, which
One thing I like the most about Drafthouse Films is that not only do they pick up interesting new films, but they also like to reach back in time and bring back films that have since been long forgotten. Previously, they brought