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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The Dark Planet (1989)

This one is far too strange for most of you.  So be warned. Those of you who read Creepy, Eerie or Heavy Metal have undoubtedly encountered Richard Corben’s comics;  if not there then perhaps you’ve caught the stories he’s been doing  lately with Mike Mignola (including that Hellboy book with the Frankenstein monster).  Corben is a master of atmosphere, […]

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The Milpitas Monster (1976)

This one reminds me of Samuel Johnson’s quip about the dog standing on its hind legs:  The amazing thing is not how well it can do it but that it can do it at all…. The Milpitas Monster is one of those giant mutant creatures that gave us so much trouble back in the Fifties, […]

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Bleak Future (1997)

The name’s Slangman.  One word.  As in Slang-Man, as in the Man of Slang!  As in THE Slangman! It is hard to know where to start with this one. It started out as a Super 8 film, which calls to mind those films the Eighties generation of filmmakers made at home with their cameras (see, for example, […]

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