The Visit (2015)

(aka The Visit: An Alien Encounter) Honorable Mention (Spoilers ahead) That iconic image of an alien spaceship landing unannounced in the heart of a major city has long been one of the staples of science fiction film.  It is rather stranger to make such an encounter the subject of a serious documentary featuring interviews with […]

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Sufferosa (2010)

This is one of those efforts which suffers from the comparison with what we expect it should be. Somehow, the digital age led a lot of people to experiment with new art forms, although few of them have been particularly successful.  I can remember Scott McCloud in his graphic novel, Understanding Comics, envisioning comics wrapped […]

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Third Contact (2011)

I do not like this film. Which doesn’t change the fact that it is brilliant and incredibly well made, the first major work of someone who may become a huge new talent, and an impressive example of what can be done on a nothing budget. I just don’t like it.  I’m not sure you’re supposed […]

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Creative Control (2015)

This interesting and creative film came out of Amazon’s direct-to-Amazon Amazon Studios, although it does seem to have had at least a minimal box-office release. Somehow, I suspect they had the French Nouvelle Vague movies of the 60s in mind when they made this, with its rich, smoky black and white cinematography.  It has a very definite […]

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