‘An Insignificant Man’ in the Animal Farm

As a documentary film, An Insignificant Man delivers a very rich, dramatic and in parts tragic portrayal of a political movement in India. Offering a great insight into the process of idealism being filtered through politics. When compromises advance some people and some ideas, while leaving behind others. At the center is Arvind Kejriwal who was followed ...

My Thoughts on Leonardo DiCaprio’s ‘Before the Flood’

I saw Leonardo Di Caprio’s documentary for National Geographic called Before the Flood. All in all the message is good. I’m not in the denial camp nor the global change hysteria camp. The documentary brings up good points but the political tone is obvious, especially when increasing taxes on undesired behaviour is promoted - and ...

Sci-Fi Film ‘Terminus’ Includes UFO’, Men in Black, Nuclear War and More

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This film has received very bad ratings on IMDB and that's probably because it hints at many references people don't get. Things that make an decent film more relative to our current world happenings than just being a decent film. Terminus plays out itself during a time when USA and its allies are occupying Iran with Russian ...

Sci-Fi Anime ‘Psycho-Pass’ & Why are anime characters white?

The other week on a discussion on how a transhumanist future would evolve and be like for its citizens, a commentator recommended Psycho-Pass. So I looked it up and thought, oh no, not anime series, that's not my thing. But the actual description of the series and that there only were 22 episodes, about 20 minutes each, ...

Oblivion – Sci-Fi Dystopia & Love Through Reincarnation

The film Oblivion by Joseph Kosinski had passed under my radar for the three years it’s been out. I finally saw it and really found it to be a relevant film, regarding artificial intelligence, use of drones, alien invasion, secret space programs and generally a well made post apocalyptic film. Also in the area of ...

Star Trek Continues – Vic Mignogna as Captain Kirk leads the crew on new journeys!

For all lovers of Star Trek the original series this show will blow your tricorders! Star Trek Continues is the continuation of the original series time line. The stage set is so perfectly detailed according to the 1960’s space age design of the original series; the costumes and all small details are designed and nothing ...

Kytice – en drömsk mytologiskt vågad absurd värld

Kytice från 2000 är en tjeckisk film som är uppdelad i några klassiska tjeckiska berättelser skrivna av Karel Jaromír Erben. Det som på pappret skulle te sig som enkelspåriga berättelser i stil med arketypiska folkmyter, rycks i filmens elaborativa och vackra scener, samt tongången som är rätt nådlös, till en komplett och attraktiv visuell värld. ...

Telepathy and mind control from the film ‘Brainstorm’

I just watched an almost forgotten sci-fi classic called Brainstorm. The story is about advanced research on telepathy and mind control that evolves into a secret black operation within the military industrial complex - code named Brainstorm. That's the setting where the main character, Michael Brace played by Christopher Walken, explores the rabbit hole in ...

Windy day on the coast

The place where the ocean wind meets the land, the place where things sparkle och the wind spares no one. https://youtu.be/uCNirA9tdrQ   Always take what you have and do something of it. Zoom lenses for DSLR cameras are very expensive and if you get one, you won’t be carrying it around that much due to the size. So ...

Reinhold Messner & Hans Kammerlander in Werner Herzog’s cinematic world

In the Dark Glow of the Mountains (Gasherbrum - Der Leuchtende Berg) we get the maximum of German ingenuity, like the music of Popol Vuh, Werner Herzog's cinematic vision and two legendary mountaineers Reinhold Messner and Hans Kammerlander. In what becomes a 45 minute mix of landscape shots, poetic monologs and when the music is ...

Ex Machina and the threat of artificial intelligence

We've had some films about artificial intelligence and singularity from the past years like Automata, Transcendence, Her and so on - Ex Machina continues along that track. All these movies have the same undertones of a biological human being falling in love, in some sense, with an AI. For good or worse I won't be discussing ...

‘Remake, Remix, Rip-Off’ på Göteborg Film Festival

Hur skulle en filmindustri som vill ta ut svängarna men saknar resurser lyckas få till det? Innan internet och höghastighetsbredband erbjöd material i överflöd? Lyckligtvis var copyright regleringen bortblåst med vinden förut i Turkiet, under tiden exakt mellan Atatürk och Erdogan. Då den idag kultstämplade turkiska psykedeliska musiken skapades - då florerade en kaotisk liten ...

Maggie McOmie in the sci-fi film THX 1138

Recently I watched the sci-fi film THX 1138 from 1971 by George Lucas and produced by Francis Ford Coppola. It's a dystopia in the Orwellian sense and has the typical 'one person breaks out' scenario going on. Very much ahead of its time and certainly not a blockbuster. But watching it in this day and ...

Interstellar and the secret space program

I won't rate the film here or go through scientific glitches, nor talk about the acting. I'll just go through some historical symbolism in the film. Hints that refer directly to historical facts regarding secret space programs, UFO phenomenon and what Richard Dolan calls the breakaway civilization. It's not the first time blockbusters make these ...

They Live by John Carpenter & Nada comic by Ray Nelson

The film that time has caught up with. They Live (1988) is a fantastic sci-fi film that in extremely many ways foresaw the future and explains at least the rough concept of what is going on in our world today. Although the quality of the film is sometimes below average and placing itself in the B-film category. ...

Automata film review “When the dialogue stops”

The film offers no groundbreaking take or vision about the future of artificial intelligence. Yet films like Automata and Transcendence, keep the topic alive in the mainstream so to speak. Offering updates to the already established sci-fi visions of Terminator and Matrix (not to make the list longer). We need these cinematic and free thinking ...