Review

Blockbuster Antidote: UPGRADE Gives Us Exactly What We Need

Blockbuster Antidote: UPGRADE Gives Us Exactly What We Need

Genuinely fun and joyous, UPGRADE indulges in the inherent silliness of its premise, never takes itself too seriously, while also taking the audience through a complex and well-constructed journey of intrigue and mystery.

When Words Won't Do

When Words Won't Do

So what is there to say about A QUIET PLACE?  It feels somehow wrong to use words to describe a film that is so devoid of them itself.  

Self-ANNIHILATION in Alex Garland's Latest

Self-ANNIHILATION in Alex Garland's Latest

If you take nothing else away from the review, hear this: ANNIHILATION is exactly what you'd expect of a new Alex Garland film: ambitious, introspective, kinda navel-gazey, haunting. That's a good thing.

IT 2017: meh.

IT 2017: meh.

Audiences and critics have both overwhelmingly praised the film, so I’ve been wondering since I left the theater…why didn’t It really work for me?

Netflix's CASTLEVANIA Unlocks the Impossible Achievement

Netflix's CASTLEVANIA Unlocks the Impossible Achievement

CASTLEVANIA on Netflix has managed to accomplish something that is as rare as a well-written character in a Stephanie Myers book: it’s taken a video game property and made a great piece of television. 

Case Files: We Are Alone...?

In honor of OWA's July choice for our Orbiter film screening series, ASTRAEA, the team here put together the top "the apocalypse came and we're all that's left" films and TV episodes to remind everyone society is good, total isolation is bad, and to be thankful the Zika virus hasn't mutated just yet. 

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

I am Legend (2007)

The Colony (2013)

The Last Man on Earth (1964)

The Noah (1975)

The Omega Man (1971)

The Quiet Hour (2014)

The Twilight Zone: Time Enough at Last (1959)

Z For Zachariah (2015)

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS is the NEW HOPE for future generations

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS is the NEW HOPE for future generations

Much like the original film that inspired its saga, STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS is not merely entertainment for the masses. This film exemplifies the power of storytelling through film, making a profound effect on its viewers for a lifetime.

One Month Later: Revisiting Midnight Special

One Month Later: Revisiting Midnight Special

Did you love MIDNIGHT SPECIAL? Were you disappointed? Has it grown on you after the fact?
Whatever your thoughts, read on for Programmer/Hospitality Director Debbie's SXSW review, then share your thoughts below!

Sundance SciFi

Sundance SciFi

Programmers Dan Repp and Jordan Brown were both at Sundance this year and we asked them to let us know about some of the SciFi or SciFi-related films they caught there.  And of Course Bears. Here’s what they all had to say.

WELCOME TO THE OZPOCALYPSE

WELCOME TO THE OZPOCALYPSE

The success, artistically and financially, of Fury Road may bring a new wave of this type of film that has laid dormant for several decades. In other words, the next Ozpocalypse may have begun.The thing is, it may have actually started last year.

Short Focus: OWA 2014

Short Focus: OWA 2014

Programming a festival, you get to see so many amazing movies, and you want to tell everyone about it.  It seems like lots of people are talking about the features, so we wanted to make you didn’t miss a few of our favorite shorts playing the fest!

FREE ENTERPRISE: The Story of the Greatest Indie Star Trek Fanboy Romantic Comedy you’ve never seen

FREE ENTERPRISE: The Story of the Greatest Indie Star Trek Fanboy Romantic Comedy you’ve never seen

"Of the countless 1990’s indie features focusing on over-educated, pop culture obsessed but ultimately lost twentysomethings, only FREE ENTERPRISE took those tropes and showed them through the eyes of two Trekkies."

© 2014 OWA SciFi Film Fest, LLC