Honorable Mention You have no excuse not to watch this one. After all, it’s short. In fact, it’s only a minute long. This is an intense, mini-documentary about the great Haruo Nakajima… …What, you never heard of him? That’s because he was the unseen actor under all of Godzilla‘s foam rubber, who played one of […]Read more "The Faceless Star (2019)"
Honorable Mention (Well…It might be Science Fiction… Depends on How You Look at it…) Imagine what would have happened if Alfred Hitchcock had made a horror film about a murderous ape. It doesn’t take too much imagination to picture it a lot like Richard Franklin’s Link. After all, the Australian director was a great admirer […]Read more "Link (1986)"
First of all, let’s make sure everyone is clear on one thing: This is not, I repeat, not, the film continuation of Joss Whedon’s Firefly. On the surface, at least, this is yet another neo-noir thriller, with Matthew McConaughey playing to type as Baker Dill, a grungy, down-on-his-luck owner of a fishing charter business, whose […]Read more "Serenity (2019)"
Honorable Mention (Maybe. I Think. Who can tell?) This is a seriously strange film. I have no idea what to think about it. But it has earned a mention here because it is a sequel — or more-or-less sequel, or some sort of strange alternate reality continuation or something even more tenuously connected — to […]Read more "The Interrogation of Cheryl Cooper (2014)"
Honorable Mention — Probably I’m not sure where to file this one. Is this a science fiction film? Maybe. Could be. Depends. Is it just another time travel fantasy, then? Perhaps. Could be. But there are hints… We might come closer comparing it to an episode of The Twilight Zone, because of its final, paradoxical […]Read more "Le temps de mourir [The Time to Die] (1970)"
I suppose, after six years of Italian Hercules films they were starting to run out of ideas. Mind you, if you look at the Italian title for this one, then you’ll see that it was actually part of the long running series of Maciste films, who was basically indistinguishable from Hercules by the Sixties. Technically, […]Read more "Hercules Against the Moon Men [Maciste e la regina di Samar] (1964)"
(Spoilers ahead!) The strangest thing about Universal’s horror output during the Forties is that they somehow managed to make one of their classics, The Wolf Man. The rest of their offerings seem mixed, at best, with a few truly strange offerings, like turning a Clyde Beatty animal training movie into a horror film (or any […]Read more "The Strange Case of Doctor Rx (1942)"