This brilliant video essay looks at Inception and the Narrative Illusion

Christopher Nolan's Inception is a delightfully surreal look at merging the worlds of dream and reality - but this video essay from Brows Held High takes a deep dive into Nolan's surrealist influences as well as Inception's flirtation with the greatest filmmaking illusion of all: the Narrative. » 10/24/14 5:58pm Yesterday 5:58pm

The Most Insanely Complex Stunts from Science Fiction and Fantasy Films

Nowadays, when you go see a big movie, you assume everything is going to be computer animation and greenscreen, and nothing is real. But a lot of the biggest, craziest movie stunts, past and present, have been entirely practical. Here are some of the most complicated stunt sequences that were created in reality. » 1/31/14 12:37pm 1/31/14 12:37pm

​Thor: The Dark World shows superhero movies can still be joyful

It's a grim time for big-screen superheroes. Rebooted versions of Superman and Spider-Man both have daddy issues. Tony Stark has PTSD. Wolverine kinda wants to die. So it's a relief to watch Thor: The Dark World, which is the lightest, funniest superhero movie in ages. Let a thunder-god show you how to make a joyful… » 11/08/13 9:09am 11/08/13 9:09am

Is Christopher Nolan's Interstellar really about climate disaster?

Christopher Nolan is filming his hard science-fiction movie Interstellar, and we couldn't be more excited. Originally written by Jonathan Nolan for director Steven Spielberg, Interstellar is based on the theories of CalTech physicist Kip Thorne. But now we may know why humans need to go to another planet. » 8/31/13 11:00am 8/31/13 11:00am

Why shouldn't Arrow cross over with the big-screen Justice League?

Warner Bros. is building on the success of Man of Steel by making a Batman/Superman movie. But how will Warners build the rest of its cinematic Justice League? One possible approach is to incorporate the successful universe that DC has already been building on the small(er) screen, with Arrow. » 8/19/13 1:58pm 8/19/13 1:58pm

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