Exclusive Interview – Composer Nathan Barr on his score for Flatliners, his musical voice, and more

Alex Moreland chats with composer Nathan Barr… So, first of all, how did you first get involved with Flatliners? The head of music at Sony, Spring Aspers, brought me in to submit a demo when they ...

Book Review: "Robert Wise: The Motion Pictures" By Joe Jordan

By Dean Brierly For a film director with such an iconic resume, there’s a surprising scarcity of scholarly books devoted to Robert Wise, the man who directed such classics as "West Side Story" ...

The Man Who Fell to Earth: The Myopic Wonder of David Bowie's Earth Oddity

Tony Sokol Nov 26, 2018 The Man Who Fell to Earth gains its vision by losing sight of the stars. The Man Who Fell to Earth isn’t like any other science fiction movie, even though it inspired and ...

I Want to Live!

It’s a powerful plea against the death penalty, but also an Oscar bid for a fiery actress. And don’t forget the cool jazz music score. On top of this Robert Wise adds a formerly- taboo sequence, a ...

Arrival: a must-see film in a year of uncertainty

Ryan Lambie Nov 14, 2016 As well as a great sci-fi thriller, Arrival is a film that offers a message of hope in a year of division and uncertainty, Ryan writes... Nb: The following contains mild ...

The Sound of Strange(r) Things

A couple of weeks ago, I spent a few days immersed in Netflix’s new original series, Stranger Things. As someone who grew up in the 1980s and ‘90s, the show proved a wonderful exercise in nostalgia; a ...

16mm Double Feature Night July 5th – Day The Earth Stood Still and Richard Pryor Live On The Sunset Strip

Join us for some old-school 16mm Movie Madness! – It’s our monthly 16Mm Double Feature Night at The Way Out Club (2525 Jefferson Avenue in St. Louis)! Join Tom Stockman and Roger from “Roger’s Reels’ ...

Star Trek: the battle to make The Motion Picture

Ryan Lambie Oct 19, 2017 Massive cost overruns, script rewrites and an angry Leonard Nimoy. Ryan charts the battle to make the original Star Trek movie... After years in limbo, the rush to make a ...

Planet Of The Titans: the Star Trek movie that never was

Ryan Lambie Oct 11, 2017 In the late 1970s, an aborted feature film would have given the Klingons a striking movie outing... It's March 1977, and there's a very odd party going on at Paramount. The ...

The Captive City | Blu-ray Review

Two obscure Robert Wise titles reach Blu-ray release this month, both direct follow-ups to some of the auteur’s more iconic works. First up is 1962’s Two for the Seesaw, a romantic drama headlined by ...

The Captive City

Robert Wise's taut noir suspenser about the Mafia takeover of a small city is like an underworld Invasion of the Body Snatchers. John Forsythe's newsman slowly realizes that gambling corruption has ...

Why the Midnight Madness of 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' Still Matters 40 Years Later

Why the Midnight Madness of 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' Still Matters 40 Years Later Read More: 9 Cult Films That Deserve a Television Prequel Series "Michael Rennie was ill / The day the Earth stood still / But he told us where we stand. / And Flash Gordon was there / In silver ...

David Reviews Robert Wise’s Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Let’s get the obvious question out of the way: why in the world is Criterion Cast posting a review of Star Trek: The Motion Picture? The film was released in the late Seventies, no new version has ...

Throwback Thursday – Go Back In Time With These Eight Essential Sci-fi Films

Article by Beth Kelly Science fiction, by its very nature, seeks to innovate in storytelling. Restricted only by the boundaries of their imaginations and the limits inherent to their craft, ...

Go Back In Time With Eight Essential Sci-fi Films

Article by Beth Kelly Science fiction, by its very nature, seeks to innovate in storytelling. Restricted only by the boundaries of their imaginations and the limits inherent to their craft, ...

Watch: 45-Minute Documentary on Director Robert Wise

People latch on to certain filmmakers and hold them up to an incredibly high standard. Martin Scorsese, Stanley Kubrick, Alfred Hitchcock and many others are given the pedestal treatment. However, ...

Robert Wise Centenary: Audrey Rose (1977)

We've been celebrating 100 years of director Robert Wise all week by looking at some of his lesser known efforts. Previously: Tim on "Curse of the Cat People", Nathaniel on "Somebody Up There...", ...

Human vs. Alien Films: The Must-Sees

Humankind’s collision with otherworldly life forms can make for unforgettable cinema. This article will highlight the best of live-action human vs. alien films. The creatures may be from other ...

Listen: Theremin Studio Sessions For Bernard Herrmann's Score For 'The Day The Earth Stood Still'

Robert Wise's 1951 film "The Day The Earth Stood Still" is notable for a few things, including being a stone cold sci-fi classic, and inspiring a pretty lame remake. But what you might have forgotten ...

Top 10 Favorite Film Robots

Hollywood has introduced us to a ton of awesome robots over the years. Robots have always been extremely cool, and they've sparked the imagination of what is possible. The robots we've seen in the ...

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