30 Cult Movies That Absolutely Everybody Must See

A great cult movie is like a weird underground discovery, that feels so strange and wonderful, you suspect that you're the first person ever to appreciate it properly. But certain cult films have acquired fame and influence to rival any blockbuster, and have become part of our shared vocabulary. Here are 30 essential… » 3/07/14 11:48am 3/07/14 11:48am

Low Budget Films That Are More Thrilling Than Most Big Summer Movies

Today sees the release of White House Down, which is the most Emmerichian film ever produced. But meanwhile, you could also enjoy Europa Report on VOD or Byzantium in select theaters. Tons of low-budget science fiction and fantasy movies are more exciting than your average big summer blockbuster. Here are 25 of them. » 6/28/13 2:00pm 6/28/13 2:00pm

Upstream Color is the first masterpiece of the year

Shane Carruth created an uncompromising mind-bender with his first movie, Primer. But with his second film, Upstream Color, he's done something harder and weirder. Upstream Color uses striking images and sounds to unmoor you from reality, even as it tells a powerful, emotional journey. No spoilers below... » 4/05/13 9:00am 4/05/13 9:00am

How Shane Carruth's Upstream Color Explains Your Dysfunctional…

Shane Carruth blew your mind with Primer. And now he aims to do the same to your subconscious, with the dreamlike Upstream Color, which opens Friday in New York. We were lucky enough to speak to him on the phone about the themes and ideas behind his intense, challenging film, and here's what he told us. Spoilers… » 4/02/13 11:28am 4/02/13 11:28am

10 Best Time Travel Movies of All Timelines

Some day, people from the distant future will travel back to our era and inform us that science has conclusively identified the best movies about time travel. Until then, though, we're forced to make our own judgements. Luckily, there are a few time-travel movies that have rocked our space/time continuums more than any … » 5/15/12 10:00am 5/15/12 10:00am

The Most Horrifying "Crawling Over a Pile of Your Dead Alternate Selves" …

You know how sometimes a movie seems like just an ordinary slasher flick, and then it gets weirder and weirder, and finally you get to a scene where a mortally wounded woman is climbing over a pile of her dead duplicates from another timeline, which are being eaten by seagulls? Yeah. That. » 10/17/11 5:30pm 10/17/11 5:30pm

Groundhog Day-inspired thriller offers young addicts a life without…

It seems like every low-budget science fiction movie is about time travel. There's Rian Johnson's Looper, Duncan Jones' Source Code and the Timecrimes remake. And now there's Repeaters, a Groundhog Day-esque thriller that just put out its first trailer. » 9/01/10 6:30am 9/01/10 6:30am

20 Greatest SF Movies Of The Past Decade

The past decade has seen a lot of bloated special-effects brain-sucks... but it's also seen some of the best science-fiction films ever. Superhero films came of age, apocalypses ruled, and interstellar adventures came back. Here are the decade's 20 greatest. » 12/14/09 5:07pm 12/14/09 5:07pm