Seksmisja [Sexmission] (1984)

In a world where it is impossible to openly speak your mind, science fiction is sometimes one of the few refuges for those who dare to criticize the system. This was the role it played in the Communist nations of the Twentieth century.  While failing to comply with the latest State shibboleths could destroy the […]

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Domain (2016)

The Saharan Flu has wiped out most of the human race. Only a handful of chosen survivors have been put into small, self-contained habitats to wait out the end of the epidemic:  While they are all isolated in their own separate bunkers (to prevent the spread of the disease among them) and are in different […]

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Jungle Woman (1944)

This one is a true oddity:  a mad scientist film without a mad scientist. Okay, John Carradine, who was the evil mad scientist in Captive Wild Woman the year before, does “reprise” his first leading  role — but only in a few very brief flashbacks borrowed from that film.  And he gets killed in one of them, […]

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Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)

I”ll confess that my expectations for this one were quite low. I’m a big fan of the original Bullwinkle show and have been thoroughly disappointed by every attempt to make a feature film based on the series.  The original was such a strange  and quirky sort of effort that it is hard to imagine any […]

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