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 […]Read more "Strawberry Mansion (2021)"
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, […]Read more "Virtual Nightmare (2000)"
(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 […]Read more "Sengoku machine GoShogun: toki no ihôjin [GoShogun: The Time Étranger] (1985)"
(Honorable Mention. Probably) Isaac Ezban has, in the course of his very short career to date, shown himself to be one of the stranger new directors out there. This was his first film. I’ve reviewed the other two he made, the strange and Twilight Zone-ish Los Parecidos, with its strange goings on in a tiny […]Read more "El incidente [The Incident] (2014)"
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 […]Read more "Foxfur (2012)"
A young woman wakes up in a tiny attic room, tied to a chair. She tries to get free, but she can’t find a way out. And then everything gets weird and she ends up back in the chair again. She tries again and again, getting a little further each time — although she may […]Read more "Infinitum: Subject Unknown (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 […]Read more "The Timekeepers of Eternity (2021)"
(Honorable Mention) This is not a science fiction film. I know it has been filed under that heading: after all, it does feature time travel and that’s a concept which has been science fiction from its beginning. Instead this little seen Ozploitation film is something quite different. A young woman’s car breaks down somewhere far […]Read more "Frenchman’s Farm (1987)"
You have to wonder: How many low budget Independent Science Fiction films — even those of the Mind You-Know-What variety — have had Martin Scorsese in a minor part? Maybe I’ve missed a few but as far as I know, the answer is…just this one. But it’s really not that much of a mystery why […]Read more "Campus Code (2015)"