Coppola turns Vietnam into a war movie as drug-addled theme park ride with real tigers, exploding sets, and Marlon Brando as a mad guru warrior.
Ridley Scott’s visionary reworking of Philip K. Dick’s novel may have flopped when it was released but it has become a science fiction touchstone and has colonized the imaginations of writers, directors, and die-hard fans of science fiction.
35 years after the original Blade Runner changed the landscape of big screen science fiction, Blade Runner 2049 (2017) dared build on the dystopian portrait of the ecologically devastated urban imaged on screen by director Ridley Scott and his team of designers and artists. Just as in the original, this film is as much about […]
Harrison Ford, fresh from the first two Star Wars films, stepped into the battered fedora and leather jacket of the archeologist adventurer Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981, PG, renamed Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark for home video), the rip-roaring tribute to the cliffhanger adventures of the 1930s […]
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) – J.J. Abrams takes the reins of the Star Wars franchise from George Lucas with what is technically a sequel (Chapter VII: The Force Awakens) but is just as much a course correction, a reboot, and a return to the source. It’s been called a shameless remake of the […]