Her was the best film I saw last year, and the best piece of Science Fiction I’ve seen in a decade or more. It stuck with me.
When I say it was Science Fiction, I mean it. 90% of what is billed as “Science Fiction” is some other genre with SF trappings - a war movie (in space), a horror movie (in space), an action film (in space), etc. This was a film of ideas in a genre that is, at its very best, the literature of ideas.
It shows how few Hollywood “science fiction” films are actually science fiction that this one was not marketed as science fiction. I wouldn’t doubt that the publicists for the film would have objected strenuously if a writer described it as science fiction, so ghettoized has the genre become.