Recently, I’ve reviewed two movies by one of my favorites of the younger generation of Japanese anime directors, Mamoru Hosada. So it seems inevitable that I would also catch up with a film by yet another talented young Anime director, one of the best of the group often referred to as “the next Miyazaki” — […]Read more "Ai no utagoe o kikasete [Sing a Bit of Harmony] (2021)"
Monsters of Man was one of those films I’d been meaning to get to for a long time. That happens. I’d heard a few good words about it, and the trailers were excellent, but I never paid too much attention for one reason or another. But it is one of those solid action films which proves […]Read more "Monsters of Man (2020)"
Lately, Animation and I have had a very complex relationship. It hasn’t exactly been a good one, not for some time now. I suppose, in a way, you might blame Pixar. Not that it’s exactly their fault, it is more that everyone else had to copy them and all the money went into computer animated […]Read more "Misiunea spatialã Delta [Delta Space Mission] (1984)"
Years ago, back in 2000 to be precise, there was a movie called Time Code. It showed four different movies at once on a split screen, although the stories did overlap just a bit. Actually, the idea is a bit older and there was a 1973 psycho killer comedy called Wicked, Wicked, in what they […]Read more "Nightmare Code (2014)"
(aka, Edgar Allen Poe’s Decapitarium) They seemed like such a happy couple. At least, that is, until Dr. Wilkinson accidentally blew up his wife’s body, leaving her a living head. Science can be so hard on your marriage. Particularly when your angry wife, in a fit of bodyless pique, decides to start killing people and […]Read more "Decapitarium (2021)"
(aka, Gangster World) And once again, we’re looking at an eccentric kickboxing martial arts-heavy science fiction thriller which Avi Nesher produced. While he isn’t quite as interesting a filmmaker as Albert Pyun, he produced, directed, or wrote a few genre films which are notably strange, not to mention two absolutely bizarre films, She (1984) and […]Read more "The Outsider (1997)"
A series of mysterious computer disruptions occur in a number of completely unrelated systems — including a bank, a power company, and a nuclear reactor. This baffles the authorities and the technical experts, as it seems that someone has hacked the unhackable control program that is at the center of the software they all use, […]Read more "Hide and Seek (1984)"
What would you get if you remade The Road Warrior (aka, Mad Max 2) as a French artfilm? Well, it would be pretty strange. Maybe as strange as Terminus. Except that the world of Terminus is not really post-Apocalyptic. The one major city we see looks beautiful and largely undamaged, even if its residents look […]Read more "Terminus (1987)"
Netflix strikes again! Once again, the only way to see a promising film is by subscribing to their service. It is unlikely that it will make it to Disk any time soon, unlikely that you’ll ever be able to put it under the Christmas tree for the kids, and even more unlikely that it will […]Read more "The Mitchells vs the Machines (2021)"
Australia has a rather small film industry — and yet it has made quite a few memorable films. Some of them are even quite good. I suppose this is partly because it is a rather small industry and nearly every film it makes is effectively an Independent. After all, making films by committee is one […]Read more "Arrowhead [Alien Arrival] (2016)"