Night Monster (1942)

Vibrations. You see, all matter is nothing but vibrations.  Modern Science has told us that.  But they weren’t the first ones to learn this.  Oh, no!  So, if you can learn the ancient science of the yogis — and yes, it was a science — then you can take matter apart and move it around […]

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Nothing Really Happens (2017)

I don’t even know where to begin with this one. I mean, it is strange.  Very strange.  Weird things happen. And yet, throughout, our put upon protagonist remains…numb.  Weary.  Disconnected.  Apathetic. I think the spirit of this one was best summed up in the end credits, when they gave special thanks to “That “Greasy Cokehead Director […]

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The Vulture (1966)

(Spoilers ahead, but who cares?) I think the operative word here is “mess.” I mean, I assume that someone making this thing had some idea of what it was all supposed to be about, but unfortunately, he didn’t chose to share with us. A grave breaks open, and a giant bird-man thing bursts out.  The […]

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Hotel Artemis (2018)

There’s been a lot of debate over the years about what is — and isn’t — science fiction. One of the tests someone proposed along the line is to remove the science fictional elements and see if you’ve changed the story.  This is actually a fairly useful test, as it nicely distinguishes between, say, the […]

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