A young woman who is going through difficult times volunteers to take part in a medical study on anxiety. But then she starts having strange dreams which may mean that something far more sinister is going on… This one attracted a bit of attention on the Indie circuit because it was made by a three-man […]Read more "Retina (2017)"
This is Mark Polonia’s take on the Giant Robot movie. Maybe. I have to say “maybe” because it really isn’t clear that the robots are giant… For those who haven’t encountered them before, the Polonia Brothers were one of the strangest success stories of the direct to video market, where they churned out a stunning […]Read more "Battle Bots (2018)"
There’s been a lot of debate over the years about what is — and isn’t — science fiction. One of the tests someone proposed along the line is to remove the science fictional elements and see if you’ve changed the story. This is actually a fairly useful test, as it nicely distinguishes between, say, the […]Read more "Hotel Artemis (2018)"
You know what we’re talking about. Perhaps it’s something that showed up late night on cable, or which the local horror host introduced, or that was on the dollar rental shelf at the video place, pretending to be something far grander that it really was. But they’re out there, lurking in the darkness and trying […]Read more "Frankenstein vs. the Creature from Blood Cove (2005)"
Monsters, Inc. is a science fiction film. There, I said it. I’m sure that it would come as no surprise if I called Monsters, Inc. one of the best children’s films ever made, or one of the best animated films, or best Disney films, or one of Pixar’s greatest accomplishments. But a science fiction film? Now, […]Read more "Monsters, Inc. (2001)"
It’s all in a days’s work. Dr. Marek is out on a routine ambulance run with his driver Mima, a reckless young woman who wanted to be a race car driver — and whom Marek loves somewhat hopelessly. A woman in a sinister black race car nearly causes an accident then asks […]Read more "Upír z Feratu [Ferat Vampire] (1982)"
(aka, Terror in Space) This is one of the most incredibly stylish SF films ever made. We have a brooding, shadowy spaceship, full of strange angles and odd spaces, some of them large enough to leave its crew dwarfed within them. And this isn’t the aliens’ ship: this is the one our protagonists show up […]Read more "Planet of the Vampires [Terrore nello spazio] (1965)"