Andrew Bellware is one of those directors who intrigues me. I’m not saying he’s a great director, or that he’s made any incredibly great films. No, all I’m willing to say at this point is that he’s made several massively cheap SF films which are strange enough and have so many ideas that they stand […]Read more "Millennium Crisis (2007)"
Love. Fail. Repeat! There is a very curious credit at the beginning of this film, that tells us it is based on Hugh Sullivan’s film, The Infinite Man. The implications seem almost impossibly strange, particularly for an independent film: A remake? Of a film three years old? Toto, we’re not in Oz anymore. But that isn’t what […]Read more "Melocotones [Peaches](2017)"
(aka, The Orion Loop) It’s interesting to note that, unlike some of the Soviet SF films of the Eighties, this one doesn’t seem to have any barely concealed criticisms of Soviet life. Instead, it is a fairly straightforward story about cosmonauts on a mission to explore a mysterious phenomena known as Orion’s Loop. The crew of […]Read more "Petlya Oriona [Orion’s Loop](1981)"
I watched this expecting, as some viewers had suggested, that it would be a somewhat naughtier version of I Love Maria. Well, that was completely wrong. This is an example of what is known as a “Category III” film, which is the term used for HK films loaded with nudity, explicit sex and violence – and, […]Read more "Robotrix [Nu ji xie ren] (1991)"
Perhaps the greatest testimonial one can give for this entirely excellent movie is that it is always fascinating and watchable – and yet most of its running time consists of people (and robots) talking together! Time of Eve is a coffee shop in a future not so far away where androids and people can meet […]Read more "Time of Eve [Eve no jikan] (2010)"