Buried deep in the bowels of the British Ministry of Defense bureaucracy at Whitehall, the mysterious agency D.M.O.A has survived for almost Sixty years, even if it has now dwindled to no more than two employees. But what does it do, and why is it still funded after all these years? And who is the […]Read more "Waiting for Gorgo (2009)"
“Time travel. “It’ll turn your brain into spaghetti if you let it. Best not to think about it. Best just to get on with the job in hand. Which is destroying the enemy before they’re even born and have a chance to threaten us! “We’re expecting any resistance to be light, because the ancestors of […]Read more "Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (2009)"
As I watched this film and Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel back to back, I found myself thinking about a number of other rather similar unique films such as Earthbound, The Search for Simon, and The World’s End, and realized that the UK seems to have given birth to a new sub-genre of SF films. It has nothing […]Read more "After Death (2012)"
It took several hours after I saw this one before it finally dawned on me that it resembled Martin Gooch’s 2013 comedy, The Search for Simon . After all, both deal with a young man obsessed with events from his childhood that connect him to aliens from outer space. And yet there is surprisingly little in common between these […]Read more "Earthbound (2012)"
Martin Gooch was just starting to get noticed for his marvelous debut film, Death (aka, After Death) when the Sci Fi London film festival decided to crowdsource their first feature film – with Gooch at the helm. It’s a gentle little comedy about a young man, who has spent his life trying to find his brother […]Read more "The Search for Simon (2013)"