Gattaca (1997)

“Gattaca” is an extremely precise, meticulously-crafted science-fiction film, in the vein of idea-focused science-fiction (“2001: A Space Odyssey”, “Contact”, the recent “Arrival”, and so on) rather than action-focused science-fiction (”The Matrix”, “Independence Day”, the modern “Star Trek” movies, etc.). It’s been hailed by NASA as “the most realistic movie of the future”. It’s not a…

The Fly (1986)

David Cronenberg’s “The Fly” is a masterful work of body horror. It’s such a powerful, confronting experience that it’s easy to overlook how fundamentally theatrical an affair it is – nearly the entire film is two, sometimes three, characters interacting on the one set. But the compelling story, strong performances, and stunningly brilliant make-up and…