Plastic Space Rangers, demonic killer clowns or acid-bleeding Xenomorphs, there's no shortage of classic non-human film characters. The question is, are they more human than human? Simply sub-human? Or something else entirely?
2001: A Space Odyssey
That A Clockwork Orange's McDowell manages to spin this around to sympathy in the third act is nothing short of a masterclass in audience manipulation.
The first time I remember hearing about The Shining was in the playground at primary school: a classmate had managed to watch half of it on VHS before getting caught by his parents.
"Eyes Wide Shut can perhaps be better understood as an example of “late style": where great artists and writers acquires a new idiom towards the end of their lives."
Fear And Desire may be Kubrick's most humourless film, a simple exercise in showing war and what it can take to survive it.
In documentary footage shot in 1980, Kubrick lays out exactly what happened following the trippy stargate sequence of 2001: A Space Odyssey
Many of the world's greatest creations have been foretold by science fiction. Everything from submarines to space travel have been predicted by these prophets of sci-fi, but few writers have reached the level of prophetic predictions as…