…including genres of which I’m just as guilty. Come join me in the ranty corner.
What is science fiction all about? The sci-fi scale is my attempt to answer the question, and understand why it’s particularly tricky to pin down.
A true-life tale from the makers of This American Life and Series, S-Town has been called devastating, heart-breaking and troubling – with good reason.
From plot to symbolic intent, Die Hard 2 depends on John McClane being a smoker – and them’s the fax. Spoilers. Obviously.
The problem with definitions is that they evoke a binary choice: yes or no; is it or isn’t it? That can be useful when identifying insects or trees, but less helpful in thinking about human experience, which is a broad and shared thing. And what is art if not the voice of existence?
Spark subverts the romantic adventure, in which boy must pursue girl and win her round through persistence.