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TFS Explains: science fiction and the Canadian Landscape

The Canadian landscape is one of the most diverse and beautiful in the world. Different cities and provinces offer up different settings altogether. Toronto and other parts of Ontario provide a metropolitan backdrop; the Prairies provide a flatter, calmer scene;...

Essential Canadian Cinema: Screamers

For our science fiction issue, it seemed obvious to address and Cronenberg or Vincenzo Natali film, so we decided to go a little off the beaten path and choose Screamers, a 1995 Canadian co-production (with the US and Japan) starring Peter Weller, Roy Dupuis and...

The films that made us love science fiction

Science fiction is a genre that translates well to the screen, and when done well, inspires the kind of love and dedication that only film can. A good science fiction film walks the line between fantasy and science, and tells a story so compelling that it can...

TFS Essentials: Cypher

You probably know Vincenzo Natali because of Cube. The 1997 cult film about seven strangers trapped in a giant futuristic metal cube made up of several identical cube-like chambers, some of which have horrifying cube booby traps, was an economical indie revelation; a...