This is by far the best film Christopher R. Mihm has ever made. I’d half expected it to be a cross between The Fly and the old Republic serial, Spy Smasher, but instead we get something quite different from that – and quite different from the ten other Mihm films that preceded it. Yes, it […]Read more "Weresquito: Nazi Hunter (2016)"
Okay, we know what to expect. A mad-scientist figures out a way to make the dead walk, and the villain backing his crazed experiments uses them to kill off his enemies. Except, of course, that it is nothing at all like that. Mind you, the summary is accurate: but somehow, this one refuses to fit […]Read more "Creature with the Atom Brain (1955)"
I have long had an interest in history – not the pre-digested canned history most of us get these days, but the messy and often contradictory details of real events, and the unexpected actions taken by real people, which all too often refuse to fall neatly into the familiar patterns we expect. This, of course, […]Read more "Hard to Be a God [Es ist nicht leicht ein Gott zu sein] (1989)"
This is a slow and subtle film, which (after a brief intro) builds its story gradually, showing us what happens rather than telling us what is going on. Which, of course means that a lot of people won’t like it. It is a fairly basic sort of story, in many respects: the all too familiar […]Read more "Robot World (2015)"
This is the one where John Carradine, in his first leading role, turns Ray “Crash” Corrigan into a beautiful and exotic woman. Of course, as in a big percentage of his roles, that’s Ray in his instantly recognizable Ape suit, playing yet another big ape, a girl ape this time. He appeared in that suit […]Read more "Captive Wild Woman (1943)"
It was a decidedly strange moment. The heroes of Valley of the Dragons look up in the sky and say that there’s a pterosaur. But the creature we see is, in fact, very, very familiar. Too familiar. Which is probably why no one else ever tried to pass off footage of Rodan as a pterodactyl. Even if […]Read more "Valley of the Dragons (1961)"
Have I mentioned before that I am a sucker for a good time travel film? Oh, right. I have. Heck, I even enjoy schlocky time travel nonsense like A.P.E.X. Plot holes and all. But Prisoner X is not one of those. A routine car accident leads to the capture of a terrorist crossing the Canadian border with ten pounds of […]Read more "Prisoner X (2016)"