Solaris (2002) – Steven Soderbergh

  My journey with the very enjoyable, and informative, Sci-Fi Chronicles book continue with this tale of exploration into the soul, heart and depth of emotions… George Clooney heads into deep space under the guidance of director by Steven Soderbergh and producer James Cameron as they take on Stanislaw Lem’s classic science fiction novel that…

Stalker (1979) – Andrey Tarkovskiy

Andrey Tarkovskiy, who last showed up on the 101 Sci-Fi Movies list with the epic Solaris, brings us another epic science fiction film dealing with human nature, faith, hope, inspiration, science and creation. Something happened, was it a meteorite, was it an alien craft… no one knows. But something happened in a remote corner of…

Solaris (1972) – Andrey Tarkovskiy

Often referred to as Russia’s answer to Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, this entry on the 101 Sci-Fi Movies list is given the short shrift with such a comparison. Yes, they are both epic science fiction tales dealing with humanity, but that I think is where the comparisons can be brought to an end. Where…