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 […]Read more "Night Monster (1942)"
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 […]Read more "Nothing Really Happens (2017)"
(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 […]Read more "The Vulture (1966)"
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 […]Read more "Hotel Artemis (2018)"
Monsters, Inc. is a science fiction film. There, I said it. I’m sure that it would come as no surprise if I called Monsters, Inc. one of the best children’s films ever made, or one of the best animated films, or best Disney films, or one of Pixar’s greatest accomplishments. But a science fiction film? Now, […]Read more "Monsters, Inc. (2001)"
It’s all in a days’s work. Dr. Marek is out on a routine ambulance run with his driver Mima, a reckless young woman who wanted to be a race car driver — and whom Marek loves somewhat hopelessly. A woman in a sinister black race car nearly causes an accident then asks […]Read more "Upír z Feratu [Ferat Vampire] (1982)"
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 […]Read more "Resolution (2012)"