I am awestruck by this film. This is a truly rare and incredible work of art, one which transcends its limitations to create a complex film that is at once intimate and yet sweeping in its scope. This is a dense drama, about people and choices which transforms something as simple as a trip across […]Read more "The End of the Lonely Island (2016)"
Let’s get one thing straight from the start: A Nymphoid Barbarian in Dinosaur Hell was NOT Brett Piper‘s title for this film. I’m not even certain what it’s original title was (Dark Fortress, or possibly Lost Fortress, depending on who you are talking to) The title was slapped onto this film by Troma when they released it. […]Read more "A Nymphoid Barbarian in Dinosaur Hell (1990)"
It’s always the garage, isn’t it? When some driven young scientist or engineer decides to create some radical new invention, it’s always in the garage (okay, okay, I can think of one movie where the secret invention was up in the attic, but that was a 1984 Czech children’s film). We’ve seen a lot of […]Read more "Yesterday Last Year (2017)"
Somehow it seemed inevitable back in the Fifties and Sixties. Every time our dauntless heroes landed on a new planet, they would find it filled with gorgeous women, whether the Moon (Missile to the Moon, Cat-women of the Moon), Uranus (Journey to the Seventh Planet), Jupiter’s moons (Fire Maidens from Outer Space), Future Earth (World Without […]Read more "Cave Women on Mars (2008)"
This one had its start as a five minute short film Roger Armstrong and his friends made in two days for the “48 Hour Challenge” sponsored by the 2015 Sci Fi London Festival. Unable to compete with the money and professional talent of the other teams, he deliberately chose to make a grungy, Lo-fi film, as ragged and […]Read more "Sublimate (2016)"
(aka Worm) Ana, an American biology student working at Oxford, accidentally discovers a strange phenomenon, which she and her friends develop into a way to instantly transport solid matter through artificial wormholes. But when she takes the first trip in their matter transporter, things start to go very wrong: her memory is failing, strange nightmares […]Read more "Anti Matter (2016)"
This one isn’t as bad as most people say it is. Which, admittedly, isn’t saying much. The biggest problem with The Slime People is that it came a decade too late. Most of its flaws wouldn’t have been as noticeable had it come out in rush of cheap SF in the Fifties. This is, in fact, […]Read more "The Slime People (1963)"