10 Robot Films

10 Robot Films

10 Robot Films published by BFI, 7 July, 2022, timed with the UK theatrical release of Jim Archer’s Brian and Charles Includes capsules of: The Golem How He Came Into The World, Metropolis, The Day The Earth Stood Still, The Stepford Wives, Demon Seed, Alien, Blade Runner, Ghost In The Shell, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Ex…

Metroporisu

Metropolis (Metroporisu) (2001)

Metropolis (Metroporisu) first published by Little White Lies, as part 25 of my Cinema Psychotronicum column “Every epoch dreams its successor,” states text at the beginning of Rintaro’s feature-length anime Metropolis (Metroporisu). This quotation from the nineteenth-century French historian Jules Michelet captures something of the film’s retrofuturist vibe, as we see Rintaro’s towering world of tomorrow…

M

M (M – Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder) (1931)

M first published by Little White Lies “I have to roam the streets endlessly, always sensing that someone’s following me. It’s me! I’m shadowing myself! Silently – but I still hear it!” This haunting declaration, coming from serial child killer Hans Beckert (Peter Lorre) near the end of M (aka M – Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder),…