Motherboard Guide to Cinema

Motherboard Guide to Cinema

New Documentary Digs Into the Wild Life of Alleged UFO Technician Bob Lazar

Jeremy Corbell’s new documentary offers a rare on-camera interview with Bob Lazar, who put Area 51 on the map 30 years ago.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.4.18
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This ‘Koyaanisqatsi’ Generator Captures Modern Life and the Unbearability of Being a GIF

This generator sources random GIFs to create a 21st century take on the classic film by Godfrey Reggio and Philip Glass about modern life.
Daniel Oberhaus
10.30.18
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‘Hunt for the Skinwalker’ Is the First Video Released From UFO-Obsessed Billionaire’s Haunted Ranch

The latest film in Jeremy Corbell’s ‘Extraordinary Beliefs’ series digs into the history of Skinwalker Ranch, an alleged hotbed of UFO activity formerly owned by Robert Bigelow.
Daniel Oberhaus
9.17.18
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‘Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin’ Is a Beautiful Tour of Her Life and Fiction

Arwen Curry's documentary ‘Worlds of Urusula K. Le Guin’ took a decade to make, but the wait was well worth it.
Daniel Oberhaus
6.11.18
Motherboard Guide to Cinema

‘Do You Trust This Computer’ Is a Documentary That Taught Me Nothing About AI

I trust artificial intelligence more than the companies that make it. But that’s not what this film is about.
Daniel Oberhaus
4.9.18
Film

The Director of the Scariest Movie We’ve Ever Seen Still Fears Nuclear War the Most

'Threads' director Mick Jackson on the return of his BBC movie and why it’s still important.
Matthew Gault
2.27.18
tech

Watch This Doc on Alien Gangsters and the 'Biggest Story Never Told'

"Patient Seventeen" chronicles the final surgery of Dr. Roger Leir, who claimed to remove extraterrestrial implants from the bodies of abductees.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.27.17
tech

Watch ‘Slaughterbots,’ A Warning About the Future of Killer Bots

The Future of Life Institute channels ‘Black Mirror’ in its short film warning about the danger of autonomous killer robots.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.13.17
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The Most Scientifically Accurate Animation of a Sperm Cell Is in a 'Star Wars' Parody

Biologists borrowed Hollywood animation techniques and made an accidental scientific discovery.
Daniel Oberhaus
10.18.17
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Godzilla Is a Radical Environmentalist

'Godzilla vs the Smog Monster' shows Japan grappling with its runaway pollution problem in the 1970s. It also offered a way forward.
Daniel Oberhaus
9.22.17
Motherboard Guide to Cinema

Watch the Silent Film that Brought Rocket Science to the Masses

‘Woman in the Moon’ was considered to be so realistic that it was banned by the Nazis for fear it would reveal secrets about V-2 rockets.
Daniel Oberhaus
6.18.17
Motherboard Guide to Cinema

This Cult 80s Film About the Nuclear Apocalypse Is Still Relevant, and That Sucks

Steve de Jarnatt’s ‘Miracle Mile’ offers a grim look at the world hours before nuclear apocalypse, kicked off by a pre-emptive strike by the US.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.23.17
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