A conversation about economics, progress, science fiction—and kitchen gadgets.
At the behest of George Orwell's estate, the acclaimed novelist has brilliantly recast his most famous work.
What if Ramona Flowers bears some responsibility for creating her seven "evil exes" in the first place?
Sharp world building and a strong central performance can't save this dystopian disappointment.
George Lucas divided his universe into light and dark. Dave Filoni is dissolving that worldview.
In the director's own words, this is "a sequel to five different things."
The political commentary in Netflix's sci-fi comedy isn't exactly subtle.
Leaders depicted in the Apple TV+ series outlaw "relics" of the past, even including PEZ dispensers.
Economist Bryan Caplan explains how standard socialist complaints about free markets are similar to longstanding fan claims that Tolkien's Giant Eagles didn't do enough in the war against Sauron.
In a chaotic universe full of infinite realities where all choices are relative, individualism still matters.
Today's Star Wars fulfills the promise of the late '90s internet.
It's the story of a distant future where rich denizens meddle in the affairs of the past.
An aeronautical engineer considers writing a novel about a new start on the moon.
Reality has failed to match author Arthur C. Clarke's hopes.
A new generation of companies has made space travel affordable.
Tracer takes mind control to a new level.
A wannabe prestige picture that works better as a pulpy mind-trip.
It's early going. But the first episode is a promising start to HBO's prequel to the famous "Game of Thrones" series.
On streaming and the big screen, we're paying more for less, even as new ideas seem few and far between.
Disturbing, eerie, and strangely relevant, it's a return to form for the Canadian horror master.
The latest attempt to adapt the novel comes as an HBO miniseries.
It's the strangest, most meta sequel of the year.
Neal Stephenson's Termination Shock Is a Glorious Sci-Fi Vision of How To Respond to Global Warming, One Geoengineering Problem at a Time
In Stephenson's near-future novel, innovation, not legislation, is the best response to a changing climate.
Marvel's latest superhero epic is a boring movie about boring people.
Just like the characters, this short-lived sci-fi show makes a mysterious return years later.
This is Denis Villeneuve's movie, but it's fully Frank Herbert's Dune.
Both literally and in terms of quality
In Zack Snyder's latest, zombies are a public health issue, much like COVID-19.
Too Close and The Underground Railroad provide wildly different experiences.