Snatchers (2020)

I’ll confess:  I have a weak spot for little films. I suppose it’s because we’ve seen so many overblown big tentpole films with skybeams surrounded by swirling clouds of rubble and impossible CGI stunts.  Let’s face it, those things are made by committee and it really doesn’t matter where in the world they shot it […]

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Foes (1977)

It’s always a pleasant surprise when someone locates some forgotten but interesting little film and makes it available once again.  In this case, Garagehouse Pictures turned up this minor gem, an independent film directed by a young man who would become a special effects expert, which no one noticed during its brief UK theatrical run […]

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Zarkorr! The Invader (1996)

I didn’t think much of this one the first time I saw it.  I admit that. But, I don’t know.  I enjoyed it this time around. I’ll admit it, I’m a sucker for giant monster movies.  Give me a guy in a latex suit stomping on Tokyo any day.  It’ll make any movie better, even […]

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Norman (2020)

I’m speechless. You never know, when you watch the latest Indie film, exactly what to expect.  Even if you’ve read the canned plot summaries and seen a few stills and the poster.  Every once in a while some incredible young filmmaker comes along and completely destroys your expectations, giving you the film you never would […]

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After We Leave (2019)

This one wasn’t what I expected. Jack Chaney is back and he’s looking for his wife. He left without explanation years ago and never tried to get in touch. But now he has a visa to the new colonies on other worlds. It’s his only chance to escape from the decay which has set in […]

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Cosmos (2019)

This is an absolutely engrossing and exciting film which consists almost entirely of three guys sitting in a car talking. Yes, you read that right. What makes this an even more remarkable film is that it was made by two brothers with a little help from their Mom, a crew of three and four actors […]

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BraveStorm (2017)

Okay, I’ll admit it. I love Giant Robots. Particularly the monster-sized, city-destroying variety, complete with missiles, laser beams, giant power swords and lots of working parts. So I will admit to a certain weakness for this one. After all, we have not one, but two Monster Robots, which aren’t only enormously detailed, but which actually […]

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Sentinel 2099 SE (2018)

I have to admit it makes my day when I open a new DVD and find inside a short full-color mini-comic book. Not only is it a fun little extra, but it suggests that someone put in some overtime creating extra layers of depth to its world. More than most SF films do, perhaps. This […]

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Time Perspectives (2019)

I have a soft spot for Time Travel films.  But then,  I’ve mentioned that before. Admittedly, they are remarkably hard to do right.  Particularly if they’ve chosen to take the exceedingly difficult path of creating one involving multiple trips and lots of intersecting storylines. Which is what we have here. A young man with a […]

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Island Zero (2018)

We’ve got one of those all time classic set ups:  a tiny island off the Maine coast suddenly finds itself cut off from the rest of the world:  the ferry doesn’t show up, they can’t reach anyone on the radio and the phones aren’t working. And, of course, as this is your standard model horror […]

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