Retro-future in more ways than one: The socialist science fiction of ‘Eolomea’

What does a socialist science-fiction movie look like? The 1972 East German movie Eolomea is one answer — and it shows how nothing dates like the future. Don't expect a Hollywood remake anytime soon (unless a producer with seriously deep pockets has been feelin' the Bern). Read more [...]

2014 in review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ — what a difference a mixtape makes

How did Guardians of the Galaxy become the biggest hit of 2014 in the U.S.? These characters weren't exactly household names. Writer-director James Gunn's many jokes helped, undoubtedly. But the movie's secret weapon was a humble cassette tape. Read more [...]