Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Jason Kehe

One Thing Covid Didn’t Smash to Pieces? Monster Movies

If you liked Godzilla vs. Kong, there’s more—and better—where that stupid, mindless clobberfest came from.By no means a thinking person’s film, Godzilla vs. Kong nonetheless has moments of something like—what might be called—you could say—intelligence. Perhaps the smartest thing...

5 New Family-Friendly Movies and 1 Actually Good One

This year’s Oscar-nominated animated films have a uniformly safe, childish approach to death. But The Willoughbys—not nominated—will mess you up.Though intended as praise, the phrase “fun for the whole family” might be the single most off-putting way to describe...

A Sexy Theory of Consciousness Gets All Up in Your Feelings

Neuroscience is bad at explaining what it’s like to be alive. Mark Solms thinks he can change that—with help from Freud, of all people.Neuroscience should be the sexiest of the sciences. To study it is to study the very...

The Backward-Looking Futurism of Stewart Brand

In a new documentary about his life, We Are As Gods, the famous tech prophet looks to his—and Earth’s—past.Now what, exactly, is Kama Sutra oil? Maybe it’s obvious, here in the semi-liberated 21st century, but to Dick Cavett, back...

Who Is R. A. Lafferty? And Is He the Best Sci-Fi Writer Ever?

You’ve never heard of him, but your favorite writers have, and his mad-drunk prose will knock you sideways. What follows will be the best article you’ve ever read about writing and science fiction. Just kidding. Sort of....

The Wanting Mare Is the Most Visual Fantasy in Recent Memory

It asks you to dig into your past—with the help of some magic horses. For deep, mysterious reasons probably having something to do with beauty, power, freedom, and fantasy, children love horses. I know I did. We...

Bliss Is the Worst Kind of Open-Ended Sci-Fi Movie

The director Mike Cahill loves ambiguity—and he used to be good at it. Does Mike Cahill feel seen? The 41-year-old writer-director of science fiction has now made three films, each higher-profile than the last, about ways of...

The No-Good Very Nasty Remastering of The Lord of the Rings

In correcting every imperfection and sharpening every blur of his epic fantasy trilogy, Peter Jackson has violated a fundamental law of nature. Look, I see why Peter Jackson did it. Why he rereleased, in December of last...

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