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Review: The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
Star Wars came out the year after Nicolas Roeg's enigmatic sci-fi film (re-released now in an uncut version), and after that no studio was likely to make anything similar again, nor would many audiences have the patience to watch it.
Nicolas Roeg's enigmatic sci-fi film
| August 12, 2011
Days of future past
Science-fiction films have been with us since Edison’s 1910 version of Frankenstein , but they bloomed in the ’Nam era, nourished by a volatile cocktail of cultural ingredients.
'SF-1970' at the Harvard Film Archive
| June 18, 2010
Blu Christmas . . . without DVD
Ah, yes: the most wonderful time of the year, tinged with muddy snow and the creeping darkness of our most recent Depression.
Kick your films into hi-def this season with those other shiny silver discs
| December 11, 2009
Wish-fulfillment for a burning world
From the shining big-screen debut of Iron Man to the large amounts of green produced by the Incredible Hulk, this was the year the public couldn't get enough of their favorite heroes.
The 2008 heroic holiday DVD and Blu-ray gift guide
| December 08, 2008
Stomu Yamash’ta | Raindog
For a sample of Yamash’ta’s impressive range, the tranquil Floating Music (1972) and the car-racing-inspired One by One (1974) are good entry points for this often neglected performer and composer.
| November 18, 2008
Vocation or vacation?
This past Wednesday, the fifth Coolidge Award, honoring a “film artist whose work advances the spirit of original and challenging filmmaking,” was bestowed on Jeremy Thomas.
Honoring independent cinema’s ‘tour guide’
| May 01, 2008
The biggest stars of this year’s Berlin Film Festival were neither actors nor directors.
Jagger and Scorsese start it up in Berlin
| April 02, 2008
The film's humor and warmth are as natural as its actors’ exposed genitals.
A Cain-and-Abel style story
| June 20, 2007
Julien Temple’s documentary traces the evolution of the world’s most iconoclastic music festival.
David Bowie returns
| April 04, 2007
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