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18 August, 2020
Fahrenheit 451 transcends the boundaries of science fiction
Bradbury's novel Fahrenheit 451 has transcended the boundaries of science fiction literature to become a true classic of popular literature.
15 May, 2023
Video Girl Ai | A sci-fi tale of love and maturity
In Video Girl Ai love is a complicated matter for Yota Moteuchi. His world of unrequited love will shatter when a girl jumps out of his TV.
12 January, 2023
Black Mirror | A not-so-far dystopian future
In Black Mirror's dystopian future, people use new tools thinking of improving their lifestyle. But in reality this is not quite the case.
30 November, 2022
Alien | Fear Is in the Eye of the Beholder
"In space no one can hear you scream." So reads the tagline of this sci-fi/horror milestone, showing at once the state of terror and isolation that permeates Ridley Scott's movie. A straightforward but also layered narrative, Alien provides the viewer with multiple possible interpretations, along with a ride to a house of horrors in space.
01 June, 2022
Avatar | The Persuasion of an Alien Way of Life
James Cameron's Avatar is a 2009 epic science fiction colossal. A dazzling and expensive cinematic experience, thanks largely to its technical prowess. Avatar stands out in the sci-fi landscape also thanks to its fantasy twist and its fairy tale scent that makes it very different from other movies of the same genre. Most importantly, it is one of the first movies to employ 3D technology with creative discretion to develop and design the universe of its story.
11 March, 2022
Death Stranding | Hideo Kojima's attempt to create a new kind of videogame
Death Stranding by Hideo Kojima looks for a new kind of video games, but, despite the solid narrative, the gameplay presents several issues.
19 January, 2022
Blade Runner 2049 | On how to be human
Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049 invites the viewer to ponder the future of humankind and its place in the universe.
19 November, 2021
Homeworld Mothership and Exodus | A Sci-Fi Moses
Homeworld (1999) is a SciFi retelling of the old Testament Exodus, as the Kushan look for their Promised Land onboard the Mothership.
14 October, 2021
Devs | Alex Garland's outlook on godlike tech companies
Alex Garland writes and directs its first tv show Devs, mixing a thriller story with philosophical questions about technology and free will.
08 October, 2021
Gantz looks for a meaning in a life resembling a hazardous videogame
Enacting a deadly videogame with horror and sci-fi features, Gantz is a search for meaning in a world seemingly meaningless.
07 October, 2021
Solos | Humans wanted
The lack of human interactions between the characters and an alienating technology is the recurring theme that runs through the whole story of Solos.
06 August, 2021
NieR: Automata | Existence reimagined
The 2017 videogame Nier: Automata by Yoko Taro is a philosophic take on existence. Its world is both post-human and anthropocentric.
15 July, 2021
Tales from the Loop | A guide on how to accept Time
Tales from the Loop, written by Nathaniel Halpern, is a science fiction drama about how humans use technology to evict time.
02 June, 2021
Flatland | A world limited to two dimensions
Published in 1884 by Edwin Abbott Abbott, Flatland describes an imaginary world limited to two dimensions and inhabited by geometric figures.
31 March, 2021
Arrival | A close encounter of the fifth kind
Arrival by Denis Villeneuve is an existential and intimate science fiction movie about a close encounter of the fifth kind.
17 March, 2021
The Thing | To Gaze Long into an Abyss
A hard-boiled anti-hero leads an ensemble of hotheads against an imitating alien. No words ring truer than Nietzsche's: "He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you."
26 January, 2021
1984 | Big Brother is watching you
His eyes follow everyone, like an inscrutable god. A single line is under the picture of 1984: “The Big Brother is watching you”.
19 November, 2020
Westworld | Free will is not free
The series contains complicated and intertwining narratives that explore complex themes, such as consciousness and ethics, and unfolds through a mixture of Western-inspired action and dramatic character evolutions.
27 October, 2020
The Road explores climate crisis and alienation
Almost fifteen years after its publication, the 2007 Pulitzer Prize winner The Road is more relevant than ever. Set in an unspecified future, the novel depicts a depopulated, cold earth,…
10 September, 2020
The Handmaid's Tale | It’s all much more than fiction
The dystopian side of the story is nothing made-up: Offred is victim and rebel of this deviant reality and our only hope of fight as an audience.
27 April, 2020
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a tonic for low spirits
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams, is a comedic science fiction series of books- better, a trilogy in five parts, as Adams and the blurbs declared. The project started as a radio program for BBC Radio 4 in 1978 and was published as a book a year later. The novel owes much to the imaginary built by writers such as Asimov and Bradbury, but it possesses a unique tone. In The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy nothing is as it appears and having the answers is of no use if the questions aren’t the right ones.
21 November, 2022
To The Moon | The issue with being special
In To the Moon, a 4-hour-long indie videogame, two scientists explore the memories of an old man on his deathbed to help him get to the moon.
22 September, 2022
Dune | A grounded Sci-Fi reaching for the Stars
Dune: Part One is a science fiction movie directed by Denis Villeneuve from a screenplay he co-wrote with Jon Spaihtsand Eric Roth. The movie had its world premiere at the 78th Venice International Film Festival before being released in…
18 August, 2022
Arcane | A dissertation on Human Nature
There is a war going on between the city of Piltover and the undercity of Zaun. A struggle for power and for equality. Meanwhile, various characters live their lives, weave relationships, have problems to solve. Everything they do is bound to have an effect on others and on the cities themselves.
27 April, 2022
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind | Getting Lost in the Labyrinthine World of Mind and Feelings
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind (2004), by Michel Gondry, halfway between romantic comedy and science fiction it’s a real cult movie.
21 October, 2021
Loki | The God of Mischief is back (again)
When the Avengers go back in time to retrieve the Infinity Stones, they accidentally cause Loki's escape. This creates an alternative timeline, different from that of their present days. With Loki, a new phase of the MCU officially begins.
20 September, 2021
The revolutionary power of The Invisibles by Grant Morrison
The Invisibles by Grant Morrison is an initiation path, a psychotic trip, a story that pierces the reality surface to reveal the real world.
16 September, 2021
Sense8 | A Celebration of Human Connectedness
Sense8 is a Netflix Sci-Fi drama about eight strangers from around the world who discover they are mentally and emotionally interconnected.
02 September, 2021
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier | What does it mean to be American
After the events of "Avengers: Endgame", the Falcon and the Winter Soldier have to deal with a new enemy, but with themselves as well.
11 February, 2021
Years and Years | A timely representation of today's reality
Years and Years is a timely representation of today's reality, which struggles with climate change, political crises, and humanitarian emergencies.
12 August, 2020
Dark is an exception among TV shows
Although it might put off audiences who don’t like sci-fi, time paradox and a lot of brain work, Dark it’s a rare example of how creative style and complexity in television are still a deal-breaker.
19 March, 2020
Lost | The first mainstream phenomenon on TV
It posits dualist fundamental questions about good and evil, presence and absence, life and death, rationality and impulse and reveals different sides of mankind in a both complex and relatable way.
20 September, 2023
Severance TV Show | Identity without memory
"Who are you?" This seemingly straightforward question sums up the focal existential issue of this TV show. It's there from from the get-go in Severance, Dan Erikson's acclaimed new offering,…
20 September, 2023
Star Trek Romulans | Shakespeare in space
In John Byrne's Star Trek miniseries, Shakespeare meets the Cold War as the mysterious Romulans enter a war based on a lie.
24 April, 2023
Stranger Things | Long live the new 1980s
Stranger Things bases its enduring success on a nostalgic throuback to the 80s, backdrop of a child-sized exploration of uncharted worlds.
15 March, 2023
Snowpiercer | A Dystopian Aesthetic
Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer shows the resilience of oppressed people struggling to make their environment more equitable. The movie's strength lies in the many metaphors and beautiful cinematography that create a dystopian aesthetic.
09 March, 2023
Blade Runner | The Future on a Razor's Edge
Few movies deserve the title of "visionary" as much as Blade Runner. Directed by Ridley Scott, the movie depicts a dystopian future of rare vividness. And its implications, both timeless and contemporary, over the years made it a must-see classic.