Tag: Science Fiction

Peter Cook Essay

Mystical Ennui: Peter Cook at a Distance

“Peter Cook was never able to bridge the distance between his personal world and his many creations, and one gets the impression that he derived a certain satisfaction from keeping people guessing.”

The Peripheral Cast - Every Actor and Character in the Amazon Series

Know the Cast & Characters: ‘The Peripheral’

‘The Peripheral’ Cast: A Vague Visages guide for every actor and character in Scott B. Smith’s Amazon Prime Video series.

The Peripheral Soundtrack - Every Song in the Amazon Series

Soundtracks of Television: ‘The Peripheral’

‘The Peripheral’ Soundtrack: A Vague Visages guide for every song in Scott B. Smith’s Amazon Prime Video series.

Nope Cast - Every Actor and Character in the 2022 Movie

Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Nope’

‘Nope’ Cast: A Vague Visages guide for every actor and character in Jordan Peele’s 2022 movie.

Nope Soundtrack - Every Song in the 2022 Movie

Soundtracks of Cinema: ‘Nope’

‘Nope’ Soundtrack: A Vague Visages guide for every song in Jordan Peele’s 2022 movie.

Significant Other Soundtrack - Every Song in the 2022 Paramount+ Movie

Soundtracks of Cinema: ‘Significant Other’

‘Significant Other’ Soundtrack: A Vague Visages guide for every song in Dan Berk and Robert Olsen’s 2022 Paramount+ movie.

Neptune Frost Review - 2021 Movie Film by Anisia Uzeyman and Saul Williams

‘Neptune Frost’: Anisia Uzeyman and Saul Williams Project the Future

“‘Neptune Frost’ challenges and frustrates, and often leaves one wishing for more clarity. But it is filled with poetry, and it understands the importance of projecting an alternative to our reality.”

After Blue Review - 2021 Bertrand Mandico Movie Film

Review: Bertrand Mandico’s ‘After Blue’

“‘After Blue’ isn’t completely impenetrable, and it is lovely to look at, but if there’s a strong feminist statement being made — underneath the flagrant nudity and sexual escapades — it’s buried pretty deep.”

Crimes of the Future Cast - Every Main Performer and Character in the 2022 Movie

Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Crimes of the Future’

‘Crimes of the Future’ Cast: A Vague Visages guide for every main performer and character in David Cronenberg’s 2022 movie.

Raymond Rea Interview - Collecting Movies

Collecting Movies with Raymond Rea

Raymond Rea Interview: Greg Carlson and the filmmaker/educator discuss movie collecting.

1995 Cinema Essay - Johnny Mnemonic

Visions of the Future from 1995: Touching with Synthetic Hands

Visions of the Future from 1995: Touching with Synthetic Hands by D.M. Palmer: “These films posited that to dream in public, to build new worlds on this freshly privatized terrain, was to risk new and previously inconceivable forms of personal ruin.”

Nope Movie Review - 2022 Jordan Peele Film

‘Nope’: Jordan Peele Goes West in Imaginative Genre Mash-Up

“One of the most refreshing dimensions of ‘Nope’ resides in Peele’s willingness to trust viewers to follow him into unexpected territory.”

Visions of the Future from 1995: I Am the Law

“The capacity to dehumanize has always been present in cinema; to witness the vanquishing of enemies on the screen has served a cathartic function for every society in which cinema has taken hold.”

Resident Evil Soundtrack - Every Featured Song in the Netflix Series

Soundtracks of Television: ‘Resident Evil’

‘Resident Evil’ Soundtrack: A Vague Visages guide for every featured song in Andrew Dabb’s Netflix series.

Resident Evil Cast - Every Performer and Character in the Netflix Series

Know the Cast: ‘Resident Evil’

‘Resident Evil’ Cast: A Vague Visages guide for every main performer and character in Andrew Dabb’s Netflix series.

Blasted Soundtrack - Every Song in the 2022 Netflix Movie

Soundtracks of Cinema: ‘Blasted’

‘Blasted’ Soundtrack: A Vague Visages guide for every featured song in Martin Sofiedal’s 2022 Netflix movie.

Blasted Cast - Every Performer and Character in the 2022 Netflix Movie

Know the Cast: ‘Blasted’

‘Blasted’ Cast: A Vague Visages guide for every main performer and character in Martin Sofiedal’s 2022 Netflix movie.

1995 Cinema Essay - Tank Girl

Visions of the Future from 1995: The World Is Screwed

“‘Waterworld,’ ’12 Monkeys’ and ‘Tank Girl’ posit that when a civilization collapses, many of its customs will be upheld through authoritarian means…”

Batman Essay - Femme Fatales in Batman Returns and Batman & Robin

Femme Fatales in ‘Batman Returns’ and ‘Batman & Robin’

“With ‘Batman Returns’ and ‘Batman & Robin,’ Burton and Schumacher apply their collaborative and authorial sensibilities to iconic female villains.”

Crimes of the Future Movie Review - 2022 David Cronenberg Film

A Sharp Scalpel: David Cronenberg Cuts ‘Crimes of the Future’

“‘Crimes of the Future’ doesn’t offer the same opportunities of mid-2000s highlights like ‘A History of Violence’ and ‘Eastern Promises,’ but Mortensen balances the ridiculous and the sublime like few others.”