I have to admit it makes my day when I open a new DVD and find inside a short full-color mini-comic book. Not only is it a fun little extra, but it suggests that someone put in some overtime creating extra layers of depth to its world. More than most SF films do, perhaps. This […]Read more "Sentinel 2099 SE (2018)"
Okay, let’s face it, this one is barely science fiction. Not that that changes the fact that it uses its rather curious premise to build a very solid drama, where the hidden secrets of the characters are, ultimately, far more important than the strange circumstances afflicting them. Liam wakes up after a car crash with […]Read more "Radius (2017)"
Somehow, this one managed to fly under my radar. That’s unusual for an Indy film which has earned more that its share of critical praise. Not that I’m complaining: I’m always happy when a film like this comes out of nowhere and whacks me over the head. And what a strange and remarkable film this […]Read more "Freaks (2018)"
Who says sequels can’t be better than the originals? Now, when I say that, a lot of people will naturally think of The Empire Strikes Back or The Road Warrior (Mad Max 2), but this time we’re talking about a film by… The Polonia Brothers. Okay, that’s strange. Almost as strange as their weird career, […]Read more "Revolt of the Empire of the Apes (2017)"
It’s a classic situation — and one I’ll admit that I love. A small group of people wake up in what appears to be a prison — or perhaps a mental hospital — with no memory of how they got there or who they are. There are others locked up in other rooms, but no […]Read more "Shadow Puppets (2007)"
This is basically the cheap Nineties direct to video version of John Carpenter’s The Thing. Well, one of them. It starts a little differently, at least: a group of losers trying to carry off a heroin deal accidentally blow up their own boat and end up stranded on a deep sea oil platform. Only it’s […]Read more "Proteus (1995)"