Film

Decrypting Dystopia: The Cyber Noir Spectrum

Sometimes, it’s good to kick back and watch a good, old-fashioned noir. Wrapping yourself up in tales about scoundrels, femme fatales, crooks, and regular joes who just found themselves in the w...

‘All dreams come to an end’: A Review of Total Recall (1990)

Re-watching Paul Verhoeven’s Total Recall feels like a breath of canned air from the early nineties. A hulking protagonist, copious amounts of violence, snappy one-liners, dramatically evil villains, ...

Dispatches from Planet Passion : A Review of Vicious Lips (1986)

In a quixotesque quest to know everything cyberpunk, I have browsed the list of movies tagged “Cyberpunk” in IMDB. Don’t. Most movies in there are not even cyberpunk (Avatar? seriously?). Neon Dystopi...

‘In the end, there were only images’: A Review of Until the End of the World

Ah, here I am again reviewing a hidden cyberpunk-styled gem for you guys. Yes, it has been a little while, but today I kickstart my reviews with a chunky film that hovers around the four-hour mark! Di...

‘I think we might be in a Prophecy’: A Review of Bright

Before I start this review, I want to preface this by saying that I know Bright doesn’t appear to be overtly cyberpunk. There is no matrix, there are no rigs, there are no A.I.—essentially, the “cyber...

‘Science made him a god’: A Review of The Lawnmower Man’

Wow…I did not expect this in the slightest. Originally titled as Cyber God, and then Stephen King’s: The Lawnmower Man (even though it virtually bore no resemblance to his short story) and finally The...

‘You need to work on your personality’: A Review of Cherry 2000

Do you like science fiction? Do you like westerns? Do you, my dear reader, also like romance? What about a chimeric fusion of all three, stitched together corpse to corpse? If so, then I have a specia...

‘IF…my head doesn’t blow up first’: A Review of Johnny Mnemonic (1995)

Ah, it’s finally here, isn’t it? I finally get to review Johnny Mnemonic! Directed by Robert Longo and adapted by our beloved William Gibson (based upon his short story), Johnny Mnemonic’s plot is as ...

Memories of Green: A Defense for the Smart Sci-Fi

Blade Runner is a special movie for all of us cyberpunks. It was the film that popularised the dank and dark cities of a future that fetishised technology. It was the film that made us question our hu...

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