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Science Fiction Film Essays (500-word series)

These essays are from a collection originally requested and written for the British Film Institute's 500-word essay series.
They remain unpublished by the BFI, but it seems a shame to waste them, so here's a selection:
 
1926
Metropolis

Fritz Lang
1936
Things to Come
William Cameron Menzies
1960
The Time Machine
George Pal
           
1981
Mad Max 2
George Miller
1985
Back to the Future
Robert Zemeckis
1986
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Leonard Nimoy
           
1989
Back to the Future, Part II
Robert Zemeckis
1993
Groundhog Day
Harold Ramis
1994
Stargate
Roland Emmerich
           
2001
Artificial Intelligence: AI
Steven Spielberg
1995
Twelve Monkeys
Terry Gilliam