Alright, sexy might not be the exactly appropriate word but I’ve been pondering sci-fi films today and it occurs to me that two of my favorite sci-fi films don’t get nearly enough props or recognition: Sunshine and Solaris.

In both cases, the set designs, cinematography, actors, and scores are gorgeous (hence my use of “sexy”). Usually I’m a stickler for substance over style but in the cases of these two films I’ll admit to not giving a darn about the plots (though the plots aren’t bad). It’s all about the pretty (and Cillian Murphy is very pretty).

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