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20 Sci-Fi Directorial Debuts That Became Genre Classics

20 Sci-Fi Directorial Debuts That Became Genre Classics

Years before he visited a galaxy far, far away, scruffy University of Southern California grad George Lucas made his directorial debut with 1971 dystopian tale THX 1138. In honour of that movie’s release 49 years ago this month, we’ve gathered up a list of 20 other first-time director efforts that…

Mortal Engines Is A Dystopian Drama That’s Several Years Too Late

Mortal Engines Is A Dystopian Drama That’s Several Years Too Late

Much like the toasters, smartphones, and Minions statues that decorate the London Museum, Mortal Engines feels like the relic of a bygone era—a time when audiences cared about dystopian fiction, and “strong female characters” were little more than toughened blank slates. Mortal Engines might take place thousands of years in…