(I consider myself a pretty serious movie fan. But the simple fact of the matter is that I miss stuff. Famous and interesting stuff. But not for long! Welcome to the column where I continue my film education before your very eyes. I will seek out and watch all of the movies I know I should have seen by now. I will first "review" the movie before I've watched it, based entirely on its reputation. Then I will give the movie a fair chance and actually watch it. You will laugh at me, you may condemn me, but you will never say I didn't try!)

The Film:

Silent Running (1971), Dir. Douglas Trumbull


Bruce Dern, a bunch of annoying robots and some trees.

Why I Haven't Seen It Until Now:

To be completely honest, I had never even heard of it until the Filmspotting podcast did a series on science fiction films from the 1970s. Considering that this is directed by the great visual effects guy Douglas Trumbull, I'm pretty appalled at myself for that.
categories Features, Sci-Fi