2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) / 2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984)

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) written by Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke based on the short story The Sentinel by Arthur C. Clarke directed by Stanley Kubrick 2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984) written by Peter Hyams based on the novel 2010: Odyssey Two by Arthur C. Clarke directed by Peter Hyams What […]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) based on Star Wars characters by George Lucas written and directed by Rian Johnson Alright, it’s been a couple of months since its release, so now we can calmly talk about Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the sequel to 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens. At the time it […]

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Guest contributor and MiamiArtZine critic Rubén Rosario gives us his take on the long-awaited sequel to 1982’s Blade Runner. Blade Runner 2049 (2017) written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green from a story by Hampton Fancher based on characters from the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick directed by Denis […]

Rogue One (2016)

Rogue One (2016) written by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy from a story by John Knoll and Gary Whitta, based on characters by George Lucas directed by Gareth Edwards Take a look at the first teaser for Rogue One, the prequel to George Lucas’ Star Wars (1977, later retitled A New Hope), and one thing […]

The Thing from Another World (1951) / The Thing (1982)

The Thing from Another World (1951) written by Charles Lederer, Howard Hawks, and Ben Hecht based on the novella Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell, Jr. directed by Christian Nyby The Thing (1982) written by Bill Lancaster based on the novella Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell, Jr. directed by John Carpenter By now remakes are a tried-and-true […]

Ex Machina (2015)

Guest contributor Rogelio Rodríguez shares his thoughts on Alex Garland’s Ex Machina. Ex Machina (2015) written and directed by Alex Garland You’re probably in the presence of a great film when you can discern ideas from classic novels like Frankenstein (1818) or The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), but they’re even better developed. You’re probably […]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

I sat down with guest contributors Gerry Lopez and Ed Townsend for a geektastic conversation about the new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens. In general, it was pretty civilized. Check it out below. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) written by Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, and Michael Arndt based on Star Wars characters by […]

Shutter Island (2010)

Shutter Island (2010) written by Laeta Kalogridis based on the novel Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane directed by Martin Scorsese The first time I watched Shutter Island, I sat transfixed as the end credits rolled, slowly absorbing what I had just seen and feeling an infinite wave of sadness. This is one of the few […]

The Fly (1958) / The Fly (1986)

The Fly (1958) written by James Clavell based on the short story The Fly by George Langelaan directed by Kurt Neumann The Fly (1986) written by Charles Edward Pogue and David Cronenberg based on the short story The Fly by George Langelaan directed by David Cronenberg I first watched David Cronenberg’s remake of The Fly […]

Under the Skin (2013)

Guest contributor Gerry Lopez and I sat down for a conversation about Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin. Under the Skin (2013) written by Walter Campbell and Jonathan Glazer based on the novel Under the Skin by Michel Faber directed by Jonathan Glazer Carlos: Well, Gerry, I have to say I had high expectations for Under […]