Somehow, one imagines the creators of The Raiders of Atlantis in a production meeting trying to decide just what type of film they were going to make: a Mad Max copy? An Indiana Jones retread? A Jungle movie? A lost world film? A science fiction film? An Action film? A sea-going adventure? A buddy cop movie? […]Read more "The Raiders of Atlantis [I predatori di Atlantide] (1983)"
“What’s the most irresponsible thing I can do in this bar?” As far as I”m concerned, saying that a film is Nacho Vigalondo‘s latest effort is more than enough reason to see it. Back in 2005, he suddenly thrust himself on the film world with his incredible, Oscar-nominated short film, “7:35 in the Morning“ which reveals with incredible clarity […]Read more "Colossal (2016)"
“The following transmission has been translated into local Terran dialect. Some visual distortion may occur” I have no idea what in the world Antonio Llapur and Matt Sjafiroeddin were smoking when they created Space Detective. I just hope someone buys them more of it – and soon. I find myself at a loss what in […]Read more "Space Detective (2017)"
Connections, connections… I’d stumbled across a reference to the Hong Kong action film, The Legend of Wisely (Wai Si-Lei chuen kei) because someone said it had the same basic plot as Franco Nero’s Top Line — but had been done better. However, when I looked it up, I learned it was one of a number of movies […]Read more "The Cat [Lao mao] (1992)"
It’s always an iffy proposition to watch a classic. You never know whether it will live up to the hype, or prove an utter disappointment. And this is particularly true when we’re talking about a classic BAD film. Now, there is an important distinction here, between the merely bad film, which is nothing more than sloppily made, […]Read more "“Turkish Star Wars” Dünyayi Kurtaran Adam [The Man Who Saves the World] (1982)"
What the *(BLEEP)* did I just watch????? There are no words to describe this film. Seriously. We’ve got grainy black and white nonsense about aliens visiting the small Canadian town of Grand Bosh (really Dresser, Wisconsin, but I can understand why no one wanted to admit it), which somehow drags in all sorts of strange […]Read more "It Came from Somewhere Else (1988)"
Let me come right out and say it: I enjoyed this film. Most of you won’t. Joshua Kennedy is one of a small but growing group of passionate filmmakers who create interesting movies – most often retro-tinged SF, horror or fantasy – on infinitesimal budgets. He is also one of the more accomplished of this group, […]Read more "Slave Girls on the Moon (2014)"