This is an absolutely engrossing and exciting film which consists almost entirely of three guys sitting in a car talking. Yes, you read that right. What makes this an even more remarkable film is that it was made by two brothers with a little help from their Mom, a crew of three and four actors […]Read more "Cosmos (2019)"
I think I can see why cult favorite David Gale appeared in so few science fiction films: After all, they had to build all that extra scenery for him to chew. In fact, this may be his single most manic performance in a horror film, which is saying quite a bit when you think of […]Read more "Syngenor (1990)"
What a lovely film! I’ll admit it. I love it when I find a SF movie that is unique and unexpected, which finds some strange nook no one else has explored and settles down there for an hour or two. Which is what we have here, a very Japanese, sui generis alien invasion film. Only […]Read more "Sanpo suru shinryakusha [Before We Vanish] (2017)"
(Mild spoilers) You can’t say that the basic notion isn’t familiar: Child disappears, the Sheriff thinks the mother is responsible, mother goes off to find her child. Nor does it seem all that unusual that we have weird lights in the night, scratching sounds in the walls and other sinister goings-on. This could still just […]Read more "Dark Light (2019)"
Okay, I’ll admit it. I have a weakness for monster movies. Particularly giant monster movies. Now you don’t watch monster movies for their dramatic depth or their literate scripts. You watch them for thrills and chills and some absurd fun. We need to be absolutely clear here: Spiders isn’t great cinema. It wasn’t meant to […]Read more "Spiders (2000)"
Triclops has what must be Brett Piper’s finest hour. Now, for those of you who haven’t been paying attention, Brett is the last of the great stop-motion animators, a meticulous craftsman who creates some of the finest B-Movies anyone has made since the Fifties. And in Triclops, we get to see the titular beast — […]Read more "Triclops (2016)"
It was a very strange moment. A mysterious aggressor nation (do we really have any doubt who it is?) launches an attack against the United States, with a flight of… P-80 Shooting Stars. Excuse me? And before long we get to see an impressive collection of American airpower from the Fifties (and even a few […]Read more "Invasion, U.S.A. (1952)"