In 2007, cult directors Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino surprised us with Grindhouse. This is a double feature film in the tradition of seventies B-movies, think exploitation and stalker films. The concept of grindhouse movies was usually a subordinate narrative containing plot holes, vicious killers
Thirty years ago, three years after Jim Cameron‘s The Terminator, another gunslinging cyborg appeared on the silver screen: RoboCop. This masterpiece by Dutch director Paul Verhoeven (Total Recall, Basic Instinct, Elle, Turkish Delight) became an instant science fiction classic and remains so three decades later.
In the fifties our image of space travel and life on other planets was very different from now. Years before man had explored outer space and landed on the moon the film Forbidden Planet was released. Ten years prior to 2001: A Space Odyssey and
Her is a romantic science fiction comedy by director Spike Jonze released in 2013 and nominated for 5 Academy Awards and awarded with the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. The movie has a very melancholy atmosphere to it and deals with heartbreak and the impersonal communication between people
Predator is a 1987 science fiction flavoured action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as the muscular hero fighting an evil alien creature. Director John McTiernan later on directed the classic action movie Die Hard with Bruce Willis and the less successful Last Action Hero which also featured Arnold the Austrian Oak.