Kontakt [Contact] (1978)

It’s simple enough: An artist goes out to enjoy a day in the country.  Unfortunately, while he’s soaking his feet in a beautiful pond, an alien arrives in his spaceship. Not long ago, I noted my indifference towards Russian animation.  Yes, I know it has a fan base, there’s clearly a bit of talent at […]

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Eva (2011)

“What do you see when you close your eyes?” This is an incredibly beautiful Science Fiction film. It’s too bad you probably won’t get to see it. Alex Garel designs robots.  But not in the way you think that means.  New advances in technology make it possible to create robots with emotions. And Alex designs […]

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High Plains Invaders (2009)

The premise here is intriguing. It’s an ordinary day in a small Western town.  Everyone’s gathered for the hanging. And that’s when the big bug-like aliens show up and start killing everyone. It should come as no great surprise that this is a SyFy original, although it is better than most of that breed.  I’m […]

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The Leech Woman (1960)

After nearly forty years, from their classic silent horrors of the Twenties through the golden era of the Thirties, the endless sequels of the Forties and the Jack Arnold Fifties, the Universal Horror cycle finally ground to a halt with a film more like what they might have made in the Forties than anything they’d […]

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Captive State (2019)

I like this one. The aliens came.  We couldn’t stop them. Their superior technology forced us to surrender and it is now a decade later: they’ve been running everything ever since, with the human “Unity” government forced to do their will; everyone implanted with an organic ID “chip” and tracker; and human agents carrying out […]

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