Tag: science fiction

The Five Books of (Robert) Moses

The Five Books of (Robert) Moses

Print Reviews

In this retro-futuristic drama, New York City is recreated on a massive scale in the Nevada desert after a terrorist attack. Things are in a bad state, but will they ever get better? After 1500 pages, the answer is: Not really.

BOOM

BOOM

Archikulture Digest

A post-post-apocalyptic story of love, sex, and small fish.

Alien 2 on Earth

Alien 2 on Earth

Screen Reviews

Scott Adams goes for this over-the-top Italian film about some cave explorers menaced by aliens that live in rocks. Molto bene.

Flash Gordon, Vol. 7

Flash Gordon, Vol. 7

Print Reviews

Matthew Moyer swoons like Dale Arden over this latest volume of vintage Flash Gordon reprints from the fine people at Checker Books.

The Near Future

The Near Future

Print Reviews

Old people finding romance and adventure in the seedy side of Florida? No, it’s not life on the mean streets of Bradenton, it’s Joe Ashby Porter’s new novel. Carl F. Gauze gives it a close read.

Solaris

Screen Reviews

Those expecting a sci-fi shootout – or simply a glimpse of George Clooney’s ass – might be disappointed with Steven Soderbergh’s remake of Solaris. But Chad Perman finds that a deeper look reveals one of the finest films of the year.

Donnie Darko

Screen Reviews

Combining sci-fi, horror, and dark comedy, Donnie Darko is a twisted look into the vail of supernatural melodrama, with a demonic bunny predicting the end of the world on Halloween, and the only one who can see him is a boy already on the verge of madness. Kiran Aditham checks out the DVD.

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Great Beyond

Features

Douglas Adams taught the world that it was OK for science fiction to be funny with The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Carl F. Gauze pays tribute to a bright light that left us all too soon. So long, and thanks for all the fish…

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Lucero

Lucero

Music Reviews

“Buy a Little Time,” from Should Have Known by Now (Thirty Tigers). Review by Judy Craddock.

Dawn Riding

Dawn Riding

Music Reviews

You’re Still Here (The Long Road Society and Speakeasy Studios SF). Review by Carl F. Gauze.

Little Feat

Little Feat

Event Reviews

With Miko Marks opening a wonderful evening in Iowa City, Little Feat plunder their back catalog as Jeremy Glazier stands beneath the freak flag.

Meditations on Crime

Meditations on Crime

Print Reviews

Politics is Crime. Crime is Politics. Discuss… Carl F. Gauze reviews Meditations on Crime, the book half of Harper Simon’s super-collaborative art and music project.

Porn and Ice Cream

Porn and Ice Cream

Screen Reviews

Three aimless misfits find themselves a purpose when they unwittingly start a band. It’s not your typical rock story, as Ian Koss explains.

Fire and Iceland

Fire and Iceland

Interviews

New York filmmaker April Anderson talks with Bob Pomeroy about volcanoes, horses, and making documentaries in Iceland.

Best of Film 2022

Best of Film 2022

Screen Reviews

With a year of festival and microcinema screenings behind them, Lily and Generoso select and review their ten favorite films, six supplemental features, and one exceptional repertory release of 2022.

Laura Citarella

Laura Citarella

Interviews

Director Laura Citarella, of the famed filmmaking collective El Pampero Cine, has created with her newest feature Trenque Lauquen a provocative transformation of her protagonist Laura (Laura Parades), whom Citarella first introduced in her 2011 film Ostende. Lily and Generoso enjoyed an in-depth conversation with Citarella about Trenque Lauquen when it screened at AFI Fest 2022.

New Music Now 009: Sleepyhead

New Music Now 009: Sleepyhead

Features

Join us for a new edition of New Music Now, with our special musical guest, Sleepyhead. All three members of the band are school teachers, so you didn’t hear it from us, but there might be a pop quiz about their album New Alchemy after the show.