I don’t even know where to begin with this one. I mean, it is strange. Very strange. Weird things happen. And yet, throughout, our put upon protagonist remains…numb. Weary. Disconnected. Apathetic. I think the spirit of this one was best summed up in the end credits, when they gave special thanks to “That “Greasy Cokehead Director […]Read more "Nothing Really Happens (2017)"
This is a remarkable and unexpected film. Unfortunately, those of you who need constant stimulation are going to hate it. What we see on our screen is four separate screens, with a time clock running at the top. These screens each represent a security camera at a bank, and the action takes place across all […]Read more "Alien Surveillance (2018)"
What a wonderfully strange film! A detective, called in on what should be a routine murder case is shocked to find that the dead man is himself. Before long, other bodies that look just like him show up, and he even finds another himself running a bowling alley. …And when he finally gets a look […]Read more "7 Splinters in Time [Omphalos] (2018)"
This post marks a particularly auspicious moment for me: it is my Five-Hundredth review since I began this site back in February 2016. It seemed an impossible goal back then, but somehow, it happened anyway! Thank you to all my readers, and to the many filmmakers and producers who have given me the opportunity to review […]Read more "Solaris [Solyaris] (1972)"
This is a strange one. For a brief moment, Carlos Atanes had a certain cult-y sort of reputation, thanks to a series of odd, surreal shorts and his first two films, FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions and Proxima (2007). Perhaps he still has that reputation in certain quarters: it is hard to be certain when you have a […]Read more "FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions (2004)"
(aka Lea, an Angel in the House) “Science sans conscience n’est que ruine de l’ame” (Science without conscience is the death of the soul.) — François Rabelais During the few odd moments when we have an Amazon Prime free trial, I like to explore the free SF and fantasy films they offer. Here and there, among […]Read more "Lea: Light Engineering Android [Léa, un ange dans ma maison] (2014)"
I am awestruck by this film. This is a truly rare and incredible work of art, one which transcends its limitations to create a complex film that is at once intimate and yet sweeping in its scope. This is a dense drama, about people and choices which transforms something as simple as a trip across […]Read more "The End of the Lonely Island (2016)"