[FREE FILM LECTURE] FSHG Patreon Lecture Series: John Carpenter’s THEY LIVE (1988)

A short lecture FREE from Patreon

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Science Fiction Icarus in X: THE MAN WITH THE X-RAY EYES

This Roger Corman classic ventures into what happens when hubris of science takes over one man’s ambition, to possibly fatal extremes.

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ÉVOLUTION’s Sci-Fi Medical Redefinition of Gender

Lucile Hadžihalilović’s lyrical science fiction-horror hybrid explores gender roles in a world of the near future.

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Cronenberg’s THE FLY Affirms Alexander Pope: A Little Learning is a Dangerous Thing

Cronenberg and his body horror transform Vincent Price’s original into remake heaven, as man’s reach exceeds his grasp in this nasty modern classic.

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ANTIBIRTH’s Body Horror Is Gross & Nothing More

One woman’s rough night out becomes a somehow even worse nightmare than just an assault, when she discovers she’s pregnant. With… something.

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Ridley Scott’s Alien: Gorgeously Horrific Isolation

Alien. 1979. Directed by Ridley Scott. Screenplay by Dan O’Bannon; story by O’Bannon & Ronald Shusett. Starring Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Yaphet Kotto, Bolaji Badejo, & Helen Horton. Brandywine Productions/Twentieth Century-Fox Productions. Rated R. 117 minutes. Horror/Sci-Fi ★★★★★ I’m not even a huge science fiction fan.Continue reading “Ridley Scott’s Alien: Gorgeously Horrific Isolation”

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Minority Report’s Speculative Fiction is All Kinds of Awesome

Minority Report. 2002. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Screenplay by Jon Cohen & Scott Frank; based on the short story of the same name by Philip K. Dick. Starring Tom Cruise, Max von Sydow, Steve Harris, Neal McDonough, Patrick Kilpatrick, Jessica Capshaw, Anna Maria Horsford, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Tim Blake Nelson, Lois Smith, Mike Binder,Continue reading “Minority Report’s Speculative Fiction is All Kinds of Awesome”

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The Survivalist: Realism in Post-Apocalyptic Life

The Survivalist. 2015. Directed & Written by Stephen Fingleton. Starring Martin McCann, Mia Goth, Andrew Simpson, Olwen Fouere, Douglas Russell, Kieri Kennedy, Ryan McParland, Michael Og Lane, Claran Flynn, Hussina Raja, Logan Kerr, Aran Downey, Sean Doupe, and Matthew Henry. The Fyzz Facility Film One. Rated 18A. 104 minutes. Drama/Sci-Fi/Thriller ★★★★★  I’d been excited forContinue reading “The Survivalist: Realism in Post-Apocalyptic Life”

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The Magical Sci-Fi of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. 1977. Directed & Written by George Lucas. Starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew, David Prowse, Jack Purvis, and James Earl Jones. Lucasfilm/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. Rated PG. 121 minutes. Action/Adventure/Fantasy/Sci-fi ★★★★★ Even though I do likeContinue reading “The Magical Sci-Fi of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope”

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Lucy: Half-Assed Besson

Lucy. 2014. Directed & Written by Luc Besson. Starring Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi, Amr Waked, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Pilou Asbaek, Analeigh Tipton, Jan Oliver Schroder, and Nicolas Phongpheth. Ciné+/Canal+/EuropaCorp/TF1 Films Production. Rated 14A. 89 minutes. Action/Sci-Fi/Thriller ★★★ I’m a fan of Luc Besson. His first feature film, La dernier combat, is a tour-de-force in thinking outsideContinue reading “Lucy: Half-Assed Besson”

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