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The Lobster (2015)

If you could turn into any animal, what would you choose? An academic question where we come from, in Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos’ universe it’s a practical matter requiring careful consideration. In his surreal dystopian romantic…

By Day and By Night (2010)

Mexican science fiction. I don't know much about if (if indeed there is much to know); the only experience I remember having with it is the 2008 movie Sleep Dealer, which is a nice little sci-fi gem with decent production values, although…

Top 10 Movie Dystopias

Science Fiction movies often paint a pretty grim picture of our future. Some of the very best films in this genre work on this basis and I’d argue that in purely cinematic terms, Dystopia trumps Utopia every time. There’s something…

By Day and By Night (2010)

This low budget Mexican sci-fi drama-thriller has a neat jumping off point: In the future, overpopulation has become such a problem that human beings are segregated into day and night shifts triggered by sunlight. The two shifts never meet,…