Has the March Madness kicked in for any readers? Or does it make you crazy in a different kind of way? Know what I mean? That’s my schtick for this week. Hope you enjoyed it. There aren’t a lot of top quality choices like there were last week, but we make do, especially when Gattaca is back on Netflix. Here’s what’s new in streaming science fiction.
Gattaca (Netflix Instant)
Easily the best film of Andrew Niccol’s career so far — his upcoming reteaming with Ethan Hawke for the drone thriller Good Kill sounds intriguing — Gattaca is just about as good as sci-fi gets, with a depressingly prescient story of genetic perfection performed impeccably by Hawke and Uma Thurman. (As well the rest of this packed cast.) Niccol and cinematographer Slawomir Idziak’s visuals still feel fresh today, and science is getting closer to making eugenics a disturbing reality, which means future generations may indeed see a Vincent Freeman rise up…or sit down in a wheelchair, as it were.