Summer viewing: science fiction

Communing with the sliens in Denis Villeneuve's Arrival (2016)

Technical accuracy is not necessarily what makes science fiction satisfying; more important is storytelling, as illustrated by two older, and one recent, movies released on Blu-ray: Byron Haskin’s Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964), Joseph Sargent’s Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970) and Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival (2016)..

Blasts from the past

The transition to sound: Arthur Robison’s The Informer (1929)

A mixed bag from Screen Archives

Aspect Rati-woes

Dino de Laurentiis (1919-2010)

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