Terry Gilliam's Work Is Way More Influential Than You Probably Realized

Terry Gilliam isn't just one of the weirdest directors ever to reach mainstream attention. Or one of the most prolific Monty Python alumni. He's also an incredibly influential director, who doesn't get the props he deserves. We talked to a bunch of people, including Looper director Rian Johnson, about Gilliam's… » 9/18/14 1:11pm 9/18/14 1:11pm

Terry Gilliam Talks About The Message Of Zero Theorem: "Wake Up!"

We caught up with Terry Gilliam recently to talk about his new film, Zero Theorem, a one size fits all, full gate, semi-vinyl motion picture on searching for the meaning in the face of impotence. He also told us which films left shrapnel in his soul, and why you should be fucking honest and cut the end off your story. » 9/15/14 8:51pm 9/15/14 8:51pm

Snowpiercer's Crazy Train Is The Summer's Most Exciting Ride

At first glance, Snowpiercer's premise sounds kind of bizarre. There's been an Ice Age, and the last surviving humans gather on a huge train that drives around in circles. And there's class struggle among the passengers. And yes, the resulting film is absurd. In the absolute best way. Spoilers ahead... » 6/27/14 12:22pm 6/27/14 12:22pm

The Double Shows Just How Soul-Draining A Terrible Office Job Could Get

The Double is based on a Dovstoevesky story about a man who meets his doppelganger — but this movie by Richard Ayoade owes a huge debt to Kafka, too. And stylistically, it really is like a fan-film of Terry Gilliam's Brazil. And it does a brilliant job of capturing the horrors of a soul-crushing job and an empty life. » 5/16/14 1:40pm 5/16/14 1:40pm

Forget Die Hard. Brazil Is Actually the Best Christmas Movie

Terry Gilliam's 1985 cult classic Brazil is a wonderfully dark examination of bureaucracy in a brutally oppressive future. But its backdrop — the lead-up to Christmas — makes it one of the best Christmas movies of all time. Unlike Die Hard. Which is a bullshit choice for a favorite Christmas movie. » 12/20/13 2:10pm 12/20/13 2:10pm

10 Paranoid Science Fiction Stories That Could Help You Survive

It's not just paranoia. They really are watching you. The world we're living in is getting weirder and more dangerous all the time. So it's a good thing science fiction has been stockpiling dark mind-fraks for decades, full of smart survival strategies. Here are 10 paranoid science fiction tales that could keep you… » 8/01/13 10:18am 8/01/13 10:18am

The Siege Of Brazil From Space

Today is a great hot summer day for a terrific space photo to cool us down a bit. Those battering storm clouds over the Atlantic surely look awesome in the grazing sunlight, framed by the almost transparent solar panels of the Progress 50 freighter spacecraft and the Soyuz 35 (TMA-09M) spacecraft (on the left). NASA… » 7/09/13 4:34pm 7/09/13 4:34pm

10 Cinematographers Who Turned Science Fiction Movies into Great Art

We have tons of love for great directors — but often, when you're marveling at an especially lovely shot, you're partly admiring the work of the cinematographer who lit it and shot it. Often, the same cinematographer has worked on many of your favorite movies. Here are 10 great painters of science fiction films. » 7/02/13 10:20am 7/02/13 10:20am

Secret Cinema recreates Brazil, and the results are beautiful

Secret Cinema is an immersive and extensively well thought out audience participation cinema event. Their latest screening was of Terry Gilliam's Brazil, and words cannot express the insane amount of detail that went into this massively staged screening in Croydon. So we'll let this astounding gallery do the talking. » 6/11/13 4:54pm 6/11/13 4:54pm