A Scanner Darkly (2006)

A Scanner Darkly (2006) Richard Linklater adapted Philip K. Dick’s novel using rotoscopic animation to enhance the eerie life in a dystopian world of police surveillance during a drug pandemic. Substance D, which causes bizarre hallucinations, has swept through the entire population. It has become increasingly difficult to differentiate between what is real and what … More A Scanner Darkly (2006)

THE KEY TO EVERYTHING

  Entropy is the Damoclean sword Over our heads. Whatever we build breaks down: Pyramid schemes snap like a bungee chord, As stock markets crash and plutocrats skip town.   Complexity science scales the world’s body Whose genetic drift spins ten times faster Than IQ scores for any minority That rank or caste can engineer stronger. … More THE KEY TO EVERYTHING

Nightfall (1988)

  Nightfall (1988) A hippie version of Isaac Asimov’s short story, this movie luxuriates in burnished landscapes that the celebrated Paolo Soleri incorporated into designs to achieve what he called “Arcology,” “architecture cohered with ecology.” When finally Roger Corman could raise the money, Paul Mayersberg agreed to write an adaptation, provided he would direct. In … More Nightfall (1988)

Repo Man (1984)

    Repo Man (1984) “The life of a Repo Man is always intense,” Harry Dean Stanton [as Bud] tells Emilio Estevez [as Otto], and no more so than when repossessing a 1964 Chevrolet Malibu full of alien bodies from outer space. Alex Cox wrote and directed this punk satire of science fiction and teen … More Repo Man (1984)