Krakatit (1948)

I’ll admit it, I was stunned.  This film surprised me. Now I’ve known that this adaptation of the novel by Karel Čapek existed for a long time, but missed my chance some years ago to watch it on Youtube with subtitles.  I’ve looked for it at times, but I’ll admit that I didn’t put too […]

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Zítra vstanu a oparímse cajem [Tomorrow I’ll Wake Up and Scald Myself with Tea] (1977)

Twin Brothers. You just can’t trust them, can you?  Look at Jan Bures: his charismatic twin Karel is constantly getting in trouble, chasing women and deep in debt.  And yet he’s engaged to the girl Jan loves and has the job that steady, reliable Jan longs to have — actually flying the time ship Jan […]

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Seven Elements [Sem stikhiy] (1984)

What with one thing and another, I haven’t watched much Russian SF lately. I suppose it is because I’ve seen most of the better known examples and haven’t felt like watching some of the darker films like The Thirteenth Apostle or Konstantin Lopushansky‘s Russian Symphony.  But I got lured into watching this one because of its […]

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