For Better and Worse, A.I. Artificial Intelligence is Where Spielberg and Kubrick Meet

David (Haley Joel Osment) and Gigolo Goe (Jude Law) in Rouge City—a futuristic, brightly lit environment filled with holograms and flashing lights.

|Ryan Sanderson| A lot of digital ink has been spilled over the origins of A.I. Artificial Intelligence. Writer-director Steven Spielberg never tried to pawn it off as a straight-up Stanley Kubrick enterprise (it’s one of only three films in Spielberg’s career on which he takes both credits… Continue reading

You Can Always Get Another One: A.I. Artificial Intelligence

Haley Joel Osment’s David is viewed through thick, undulating glass that distorts and doubles his image—showing each of his features, notably his eyes, half a dozen times.

|Timothy Zila| Those were the years after the ice caps had melted because of the greenhouse gases, and the oceans had risen to drown so many cities along all the shorelines of the world. Millions of people were displaced. Climates became chaotic. Governments introduced… Continue reading