Sungnyangpali sonyeoui jaerim [Resurrection of the Little Match Girl] (2002)

Where to begin… I suppose it might help to note that this hugely ambitious Korean film, loaded with weird special effects and dizzying action sequences, failed to attract a huge audience at the time, and left viewers wildly divided between those who adored it and those who hated the very ground it treads upon. Yeah, […]

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Ultrasound (2021)

You know there is something wrong right from the beginning. A raging storm, a row of spikes set out on the road, a tire blows out, and a young man is forced to go to a neighboring house for help. Only the suspiciously helpful man he meets has a very strange request for him. As […]

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Something in the Dirt (2022)

I had a sudden epiphany the other day and realized the correct term for one of Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson’s films is a “try-to-wrap-your-head-around-this-one.” It isn’t anything as simple as what is called the “mind (*Bleep*)”: after all, many of the films generally dumped in that category do not actually make sense as so […]

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Strawberry Mansion (2021)

It is very difficult to classify Strawberry Mansion. It has a science fictional setting, a very retro near future where the protagonist drives a first generation Corvair and works as a tax auditor, assessing how much people owe for their dreams.  On the other hand, some would describe this as more of a fantasy, as […]

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Virtual Nightmare (2000)

Wow. You never know what you’ll find when you start looking for forgotten science fiction movies. Yeah, we know most of them are forgotten for a reason, but every once in a while you find something unexpected, like this little known TV movie I’ll admit I didn’t expect too much from this one:  after all, […]

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Sengoku machine GoShogun: toki no ihôjin [GoShogun: The Time Étranger] (1985)

(aka, GoShogun: The Time Stranger) There’s weird, then there’s Japanese Anime weird. And if you want proof you need look no further than GoShogun: The Time Étranger: here we have a children’s bright and colorful Giant robot television series, much in the vein of Voltron, which was adapted four years after the series ran into […]

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Foxfur (2012)

Look, there are some films which aren’t for everyone — And there are a few which are only for a few weirdos, oddballs, fanboys and movie reviewers. That is the sort of film Damon Packard has been making over the course of his odd independent film career, and Foxfur is no exception. It’s hard even […]

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The Timekeepers of Eternity (2021)

It’s always interesting to see something old through new eyes. In this case it is the classic Stephen King miniseries, The Langoliers — one of the few good adaptations of one of his stories I’ve seen. But now Greek director Aristotelis Maragkos had re-imagined it, in a strange, condensed, animated form, which takes the obsessive […]

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