fantastic planet

*contains spoilers Forbidden Planet (1956) strikes at the heart of the climate change debate with a metaphor of angst being at the heart and its ‘sequel’ The Invisible Boy (1957) hints at drones, the internet and a supercomputer… and robots saving the innocence of children around the house. And time travel is in there too…

Read more The Cult of Robby the Robot in Forbidden Planet (1956) and others (Part One)

*contains spoilers So you think self-isolation is driving you crazy? The film Repulsion (1965) begins with the sight of a woman’s eye as the credits appear along with the heartbeat-like sound of a drum. Actress Catherine Deneuve (1943-) is staring into space at work, detached from her surroundings as a manicurist in a private room…

Read more The Isolation and Madness of Roman Polanski’s Apartment Trilogy