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Total Recall
This Total Recall is fast, furious, and frequently fun, but it lacks the snappy, weirdo vibe of its predecessor.
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Film Review  August 3, 2012, by Marc Savlov
"...This second feature-length adaptation of Philip K. Dick's paranoiac sci-fi thriller may be more in tune with the grindingly bleak times we're currently living through, but it's also very much a product of director Len Wiseman – and all that that implies..."

Minority Report
Vastly superior to Spielberg's last sci-fi outing, the woefully pedantic A.I., this adaptation of Philip K. Dick's novella is closer in spirit to both Dick's own Blade Runner and Fifties...
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Film Review  June 21, 2002, by Marc Savlov
"...Vastly superior to Spielberg's last sci-fi outing, the woefully pedantic A.I., this adaptation of Philip K. Dick's novella is closer in spirit to both Dick's own Blade Runner and Fifties film noir..."

Impostor
The nations of the world are at war with a faceless, merciless enemy intent on their complete obliteration. Paranoia and fear govern the actions not only of the populace but...
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Film Review  January 4, 2002, by Marc Savlov
"...Director Gary Fleder (Don't Say a Word) has turned to legendary sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick (whose work also served as the template for Blade Runner and Total Recall) and accidentally delivered a documentary, of sorts..."

Birth of the Dragon
Bruce Lee: the early years
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Film Review  September 1, 2017, by Marc Savlov
"...And now for something completely different: Director George Nolfi, better known as the writer of Ocean’s Twelve and The Bourne Ultimatum, follows up his critic-splitting 2011 Philip K. Dick adaptation The Adjustment Bureau by throwing his hat into the perpetually scattershot Bruce Lee biopic ring..."

The Adjustment Bureau
Based on a Philip K. Dick story, this multilayered romantic thriller stars Matt Damon and Emily Blunt.
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Film Review  March 4, 2011, by Marc Savlov
"...The debut feature from The Bourne Ultimatum and Ocean's Twelve screenwriter Nolfi, The Adjustment Bureau is a far less tumultuous ride than Christopher Nolan's meta-reality brainteaser; it feels less like the Philip K. Dick short story it's very loosely based on than a Charles Beaumont-era Twilight Zone episode with a couple of hard right turns into The Outer Limits..."

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
Visually stunning sequel to the cult 1995 anime.
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Film Review  September 17, 2004, by Marc Savlov
"...Innocence is a deeply ambitious project, from its near constant quoting of the deepest philosophical sources – the Bible, Descartes, Shakespeare, and more fall from Batou’s lips like pearls of wisdom before swine – to its central conceit: What does it mean to be human? Philip K. Dick and Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner adaptation are the clearest precedents, but director Oshî and production designer Tanada Yohei up the ante considerably by combining traditional cel animation with some of the most gorgeous CGI backgrounds and cityscapes yet conceived..."

Blade Runner 2049
This visually lush sequel was worth the wait
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Film Review  October 6, 2017, by Marc Savlov
"...What I can tell you is that the world in the year 2049 is exponentially worse than in Scott’s original, multicultural, neon- and rain-drenched loose adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s novel..."

Do Androids Dream of a Screening This Cool?
Blade Runner 2049 at the Alamo makes a Golden Hornet buzz
DAILY Arts  October 13, 2017, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...And the source material for that mind-blowing feature-length animation, wasn’t that a novel by Philip K. Dick?..."

Wonder Stories
My fascination with Dick and chubbies
Features Story  July 25, 2008, by Kate X Messer
"...The first Philip K. Dick novel I read was Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said, dismissed in many circles as one of his weaker wallowings into paranoia and alienation..."

Your Weekend in Film
Partner up to switch things up
DAILY Screens  October 6, 2017, by The Screens Staff
"...Of note is the return to writer Philip K. Dick’s bleak, neon-glazed, and perpetually drenched future that went underappreciated when it debuted in 1982...."

Securing the Substance
Richard Linklater on his adaptation of 'A Scanner Darkly'
Screens Story  July 7, 2006, by Marc Savlov
"...Adapted from Philip K. Dick's 1977 novel, Linklater's film, undertaken with the blessings of the Dick estate and family, follows the circuitous, drug-induced mental meltdown of Bob Arctor (Reeves), a man for whom paranoia and disassociation from reality are the onrushing norm..."

'A Scanner,' Before and After
An interview with producer Tommy Pallotta and animators Jason Archer and Paul Beck
Screens Story  July 7, 2006, by Marc Savlov
"...Viewed in the context of the times we live in, Philip K. Dick's novel A Scanner Darkly, first published in 1977, seems remarkably prescient, with overtones of government surveillance, corporate malfeasance, and jagged bursts of paranoia that, in the end, are entirely warranted..."

Sanctuary in the Past
In The Whispering Swarm, Michael Moorcock confronts ghosts – history's and his own – in a secret area of London
Arts Story  January 22, 2015, by Michael Berry
"...Ballard, Philip K. Dick, and other members of science fiction's so-called "New Wave."..."

Dream Job
Inside the production of Richard Linklater's 'A Scanner Darkly'
Screens Story  January 21, 2005, by Marc Savlov
"...The sight of all this computing power alone is staggering, but the real short, sharp shock comes when you get a look at what the Detour and Flat Black Films conscriptees are working on: It's Linklater's faithful adaptation of Philip K. Dick's novel A Scanner Darkly, which is being brought to full paranoid life via Bob Sabiston's gloriously surreal software abilities, which, as in the team's previous Waking Life, utilizes hi-def filmmaking overlayed with a rich, rotoscope-inspired animation..."

Of Course, Music Is Never Your Sole Identity
But even what brings the music to you can be a part of it
DAILY Arts  October 5, 2016, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...Where it was perched, the furry little eight-legged varmint, atop the CD that slanted between the CDs of R.E.M.’s Monster and Tod Machover’s opera version of Philip K. Dick’s Valis..."

'The Cartoon Utopia'
Regé's drawings vibrate with a vision of life seen through a scanner brightly
Arts Review  July 16, 2010, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...In this city of Austin, where Philip K. Dick's dystopian novel A Scanner Darkly was turned into a complex animated cartoon by Richard Linklater and a thick cadre of artists, now here's a cartoon utopia created by one artist, Ron Regé Jr., gloriously complicating the gallery walls at Domy Books...."

Paycheck
Affleck and Uma race to descramble the past in this futuristic thriller based on a Philip K. Dick short story and directed by John Woo.
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Film Review  January 2, 2004, by Marc Savlov
"...That might be forgivable – both films were adapted from the work of mad genius Philip K. Dick, whose short stories have provided plenty of grist for far better films down the years (Blade Runner remains the most well-known) – but that Paycheck is so plainly a knockoff in which bad acting, bad pacing, and just plain inexcusable plot holes combine in an unholy alliance that’s enough to make you pine for the good old days of Hard Target, Woo’s initial American film that suddenly looks far better in hindsight when compared to this..."

Totally Total Providence
Animator Paul Beck presents A Scanner Darkly at Alamo Drafthouse Mueller
Screens Story  August 24, 2017, by Sean L. Malin
"...Adapted and directed by Richard Linklater from the futuristic Philip K. Dick novel of the same name, Scanner fused digital photography with interpolated rotoscoping to imitate the psychotropic experience of Substance D drug users in Dick's nightmarish dystopia..."

Nacho Vigalondo on Colossal
Combining the mediocre and cosmic with the creature feature director
DAILY Screens  April 14, 2017, by Richard Whittaker
"...The author that really was like lightning in my brain is Philip K. Dick..."

2016 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Animation
Watch and prepare for your Oscar pool
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Film Review  January 29, 2016, by Marc Savlov
"...And then there’s Austinite Don Hertzfeldt’s nihilistically comic “World of Tomorrow,” a mixed-media mash-up of the animator’s favored theme of despair, Philip K. Dick-influenced dystopian paranoia, and Hertzfeldt’s then-4-year-old niece’s coos and babblings..."

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