Jodorowsky’s “Dune”

Sci-fi moviemaking--on a large scale
(Sony Classics; documentary)
Directed by Frank Pavich

"This picture was going to change the public's perceptions" (Alejandro Jodorowsky) Alejandro Jodorowsky's "Dune" project is a sci-fi geek's ultimate fantasy, the holy grail of genre movies. And yet, "Dune" exists only in the imagination: it's such a broad and complicated project (think "Avatar" crossed with Terry Gilliam's "Don Quixote") that it was never actually made. "Dune" is forever ... more >

MOVIE REVIEW – “Prometheus”

Not a worthy heir to the "Alien" saga
Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron
Directed by Ridley Scott

Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” raises some interesting questions, "where do we come from, how did we get here, and what future is there for mankind?" and other, unintended ones: can sharp, entertaining cinema ever thrive in an industry which allows this much money to be thrown at a failed film like this one? When so many filmmakers in need of funding abandon their ambitions it is dismaying that Mr. ... more >