Is watching Jordan Peele’s latest film nothing more than an exercise in decoding his message?
Jordan Peele’s Nope Is Funny, Intelligent, and Horrifying
It’s another equally thrilling and smart ride from the rising director, subtly tackling intersecting ideas about “seeing” and “being seen” along the way.
The Afrofuturist Musical Romance of Neptune Frost
Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman’s new film performs a radical intervention upon the science fiction genre.
A Return to The Matrix Explores Binary Thinking
With The Matrix Resurrections, writer/director Lana Wachowski critically examines how our understanding of gender and identity has changed since the original trilogy.
Yugoslavian Monuments Deliver a Message from Two Billion Years in the Future
The only film directed by composer Jóhann Jóhannsson before his death in 2018, Last and First Men is an eerie combination of sci-fi and documentary.
Dune Is Impressive but Incomplete
The biggest problem with turning Dune into a film is that the book appears increasingly derivative of generic sci-fi tropes.
A Mind-Controlling Assassin Starts to Lose Herself
Possessor is a gruesome, disturbing sci-fi thriller about identity.
A Bleakly Funny Vision of the Future With Clones and Time Travel
The latest installment of indie animator Don Hertzfeldt’s World of Tomorrow series expands its bleakly funny vision of the future.
Cao Fei’s Science Fiction Fever Dreams
In Blueprints, Cao works primarily as an anthropologist of sorts, creating a space where the past and the future are not so easily demarcated.
The Twists and Turns of the New Twilight Zone
While the series often falters, season two feels less self-conscious about its status in this iconic franchise, and more willing to simply be itself.
A POC-Centered Vision of NYC From NK Jemisin, Celebrated Sci-Fi Author
Jemisin will join comedian W. Kamau Bell for a discussion of sci-fi, Afrofuturism, and her most recent novel, which brings her unique brand of speculative fiction a little closer to earth.
A Graphic Novel Adapts Octavia Butler’s Science Fiction Classic
The award-winning author-illustrator duo Damian Duffy and John Jennings have teamed up again, but at times, Parable of the Sower: A Graphic Novel Adaptation feels unoriginal, even for an adaptation.