Retina (2017)

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 […]

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It Came from Another World! (2007)

This is one of the most important films in Christopher Mihm‘s Mihmiverse: The second one. Yes, we know making one movie, even the most inept and second-rate effort,  is very hard –and it is even harder when we’re talking a film as accomplished and well-made as Mihm’s The Monster of Phantom Lake.  But what really separates the men […]

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Desolate (2013)

Disaster strikes the downtown of a major city.  There is an explosion, a fireball, and a sudden stream of panicked news reports.  Was it an act of terrorism? Was it a meteor crashing to Earth?  Or was it something else, something far more frightening?. Chad (Jez Bonham) is very drunk — and very angry.  He […]

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Resolution (2012)

Honorable Mention This is one of those films that attracted a lot of attention on the Indie circuit, yet never really got the wider audience it deserved. It’s good enough — and so closely linked to another film they made — that it gets a mention here, even if it seems unlikely that it is […]

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Robot Revolution (2015)

As I noted in my review for Millennium Crisis, Andrew Bellware is one of those directors who intrigue me. He has made a career for himself turning out interesting micro-budgeted science fiction films that are strong on style and visuals, loaded with SF ideas, and extremely  ambitious considering their meager budgets.  He has his own micro […]

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The Killer Shrews (1959)

It came as a mild surprise to me to learn that this one was made in the Fifties. I’d pictured it as a product of the wave of environmentally-themed nature run amuch films of the Seventies, like Night of the Lepus or Frogs.  Instead we have a black and white B-movie made with a B-movie […]

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