The Surreal Pandemonium​ Violence and Collapse of Civilization in “High-Rise”

Class warfare reigns in the 1970s styled London high-rise where Doctor Laing (Tom Hiddleston) lives. High-Rise (2015), based on the novel of the same title by famed science fiction author JG Ballard, portrays a surreal, dystopian vision of mayhem and violence compartmentalized into the space of one building. Through Laing, we observe the building’s occupants: …read in detail

Scientist’s Undeniable Proof of an Afterlife Leads to Mass Suicides in Netflix’s “The Discovery”

If you think that premise sounds depressing or even melodramatic, you’d be right. But despite the nonsensical suicide concept, the film presents some great science-fiction-worthy ideas–which makes viewing this crawling, moody movie even more disappointing. The Discovery is a slow dance, a science fiction tease with the pacing of something like Shane Carruth’s Primer (2004) and …read in detail

A Merry 2016 Christmas and The New Alien: Covenant Trailer

This is a quick post to remind you that we’re at the final moments before the release of Armistice. As such, “Art of Science Fiction” will be late this week. In the meantime, check out Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant. It’s a return to the universe he created, with a new chapter in the groundbreaking ALIEN franchise. The …read in detail