A Trip Into the Mailbag

Any time is a good time for a mailbag column at FilmCritic.com, answering questions on new films and previous columns. So this week I answer questions about whether Contagion is a science fiction film, why science fiction films have such a hard time with memorable women characters, and whether George Lucas is really all that when it comes to influencing the film industry. You know you want to read it, and I know I want you to read it too. As always, leave your own thoughts and comments over there.