The production phase lasted less than 80 days on Kathryn Bigelow’s Strange Days, a sci-fi-romance/tech-noir action picture worth spending under $50m. It took near $9m at the box office. The … Continue reading ‘Strange Days’ in the 21st Century of the 3rd Millennium.
Her is a Sci-Fi/Romance intertwined in a world of tech operations. Theodore is a successful writer who builds a genuine connection with the voice of an uber-advanced, emotionally intelligent A.I.. … Continue reading a soul-tie with a long-lost love in ‘her’ (2013)
Michel Gondry’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) is among the greatest films of the 21st century. It bends the genre of romance with science-fiction, conveying the affect of … Continue reading ‘eternal sunshine of the spotless mind’ – a humbly overwhelming sci-fi/romance.
The Predator was portrayed by Jean-Claude Van Damme. Which means this is Schwarzenegger versus the guns from Brussels, in a film about a squad of army rangers on an operation … Continue reading the earsplitting concerto, genre-bending plot & intergalactic warfare of ‘predator’ (1987)
The audacious Alaskan Malamute’s (Norwegian dogs) being chased through the snow-white Antarctic alps (shot on-location in Alaska and British Columbia) foreshadow the bravado necessary to survive as a character in … Continue reading Man is the warmest place to hide – john carpenter’s masterpiece ‘the thing’ (1982)
Terry Gilliam’s Brazil (1985) is a hallucinatory depiction of what authoritarian dictatorship would look like in fictional, futuristic United Kingdom; far-right ultra-nationalism exemplified by suppression and regulation. Rigid governmental practices … Continue reading The satire, fascism and sci-fi xmas of cult-classic ‘brazil’ (1985)
The Matrix (1999) is the ultimate sci-fi/martial arts hybrid with traces of religion and philosophy. Cyberpunk meets Kung fu intertwined with graphic-novel receptivity and Judeo-Christian ideology resulting in a remarkable … Continue reading Cyberpunk, kung fu, judeo-christian ideology, postmodern philosophy & virtual reality in ‘the matrix’ (1999)
Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale), a wheeler dealer on Wall Street slays and slaughters for no reason. As his quality of life advances, his loathing of it gets increasingly extreme. Bateman’s … Continue reading Anatomy of a supervillain in cult comedy-horror ‘american psycho’ (2000)
Tony Scott loves filming in Mexico for its vigorous and immaculate locations. Similar to the way he directed Man on Fire (2004) – arguably Tony Scott’s best picture beside Revenge … Continue reading The forbidden lust of ‘revenge’ (1990) – Tony scott’s magnum opus.
written by ardalan pourvali /\ imdb.me According to Netflix, a documentary entitled Baggio: The Divine Ponytail is scheduled to be released, but no official date has been announced. The film … Continue reading Netflix’s ‘IL DIVIN CODINO: The Divine Ponytail’ (2020) chronicles legendary career of roberto baggio.
Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner (1982) takes place in an exotic future of the universe. It’s a film that proposes the unquestionable possibility that earth could be in possession of one … Continue reading industrial imperialism, automation and androids in the future of ‘Blade Runner’ (1982)
They say you can’t synthesize affection and affluence, but you can’t impose guilt upon Harry Lockhart (Robert Downey Jr.) for making an attempt. He’s been beaten from a career of … Continue reading Shane Black’s ‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bang’ (2005) – a Xmas fable with a dark-side.