Charlie Brooker’s BLACK MIRROR.

I have a thing for artful haters, and Charlie Brooker (the grumpy British satirist, writer, critic, presenter, and producer) is one of my favorites. He’s no mere whinger, flailing around bitterly and attacking random things just to get attention. Instead he does what all good, self-respecting artful haters should do: calls out generic, manipulative rubbish;[…]

The first ever science-fiction movie

My sister and I have embarked on a science fiction-movie bender this week, and one of the gems she introduced me to was A Trip to the Moon, the first SF movie ever, directed by the amazing Georges Méliès. The Wikipedia gods tell me the movie was based on two novels, H.G. Wells’ The First Men on the[…]