Tag Archives: Andrew Niccol

The Host

CHOOSE TO BELIEVE. CHOOSE TO FIGHT. CHOOSE TO LOVE. In the future, an alien species has taken over the Earth and almost every human being; when this finally happens to Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan), the alien inside her realizes that Melanie’s mind isn’t all gone. Stephenie Meyer wrote the “Twilight” series and a comparison is … Continue reading The Host

In Time

LIVE FOREVER OR DIE TRYING. In the future, when people stop aging after 25 but need to keep earning time in order to stay alive, a factory worker (Justin Timberlake) saves a man’s life and is richly rewarded, for better and worse. Another futuristic nightmare vision from the Gattaca (1997) director. Replacing money with time … Continue reading In Time

Lord of War

WHERE THERE’S A WILL, THERE’S A WEAPON. Russian immigrant Yuri Orlov (Nicolas Cage), who grew up in Brooklyn, becomes an arms dealer, spending the 1980s building an empire based on blood and political turmoil. Director Andrew Niccol’s satire is uncomfortably close to reality, making Cage’s ruthless merchant of menace, clad in black, a symbol of … Continue reading Lord of War

Gattaca

Some time in the near future, the population of Earth has been divided into two classes – those who were born the natural way and those who were genetically enhanced; one of the “in-Valids” (Ethan Hawke) assumes the identity of a “Valid” to live as a perfect human being. A low-key science fiction movie that may … Continue reading Gattaca