Last and First Men (2020)

Darkness. The sound of wind. Eerie music. Clouds against a bright, monochrome sky. And something huge, a vast slab of concrete like a monolith, which we gradually see has a very different shape. And then a voice, speaking for the very last of the Human race, Two Thousand Million Years from now, speaks to us, […]

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Kin-dza-dza! (1986)

Mark’s 1000th Review! Help him celebrate by adding your comments and felicitations below! And by all means, settle back with your favorite vintage Soviet popcorn and watch one of his all time favorite Science Fiction films —  And yes, one of the all-time best, as well! Ku! An ordinary Muscovite, is on his way to […]

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Blood Machines (2019)

“Seth Ickerman” — who is really the French directing duo, Raphaël Hernandez and Savitri Joly-Gonfard — first came to my attention with the “trailer” for a film called “Ickerman,” which featured a dazzling combination of a high-tech future, a touch of Film Noir, and a lot of movie nostalgia.  I still hope they will get […]

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Color Out of Space (2019)

Wow. 2019 really was an epic year for Independent film. As I’ve noted, we had a ridiculous number of utterly amazing films playing this year, of which the best I’ve seen so far were The Tangle, Prospect, Das Letzte Land, A Living Dog and Cosmos. So I now have another film to add to the […]

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Missing Pages (2006)

The French Nouvelle Vague short film, La Jetee, occupies an interesting place in science fiction cinema. It is hailed as a great art film and formal experiment — and yet at the same time it is held to be a SF classic. There are only a few films you can say that about. It uses […]

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The Attack Of The Robots From Nebula-5 [El ataque de los robots de nebulosa-5] (2008)

I can’t remember too many films I’ve seen lately that are as minimal as this impressive short film. It offers stark images, little movement of camera — or even of its characters — and no dialogue. Instead, most of its grainy, black and white images could easily be stills and it is all held together […]

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