This one wasn’t quite what I was expecting. Or maybe it was. I’m not sure. After all, I’ve been waiting for it a long time. It was announced, supposedly due to be released, delayed, delayed again, and finally came out — in Japan. More waiting. What I expected, when it was first announced, was a […]
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(Literal Translation: The Time Breakdown) I haven’t seen too many Brazilian Science Fiction films. There have been more than you’d think, although the one which might have come to your attention was the excellent Indie comedy, The Man from the Future (2011), which got a little play here in the United States. Somehow or other, […]
Read more "A Repartição do Tempo [Punch the Clock] (2016)"
There have been a lot of Kaiju parodies coming out of Japan lately. I suppose it is inevitable as it has been six years since Godzilla stomped through Tokyo in Shin Godzilla and Godzilla: Final Wars premiered over a decade before that, while the last Gamera entry fizzled badly at the box office in 2005. Clearly, […]
Read more "Daikaijû no atoshimatsu [What to Do with the Dead Kaiju?] (2022)"
Buried deep in the bowels of the British Ministry of Defense bureaucracy at Whitehall, the mysterious agency D.M.O.A has survived for almost Sixty years, even if it has now dwindled to no more than two employees. But what does it do, and why is it still funded after all these years? And who is the […]
Read more "Waiting for Gorgo (2009)"
This film is utterly and completely absurd in every way. It throws everything imaginable at the screen, then grabs whatever is left and throws that too – along with any leftover reason and common sense they might have had. I like it. The Wachowski Brothers – now just billing themselves as “The Wachowskis” – rocketed to […]
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Ah, what a marvelously strange film! Polish director Piotr Szulkin made four strange and surreal political allegories disguised as Science Fiction back in the Eighties, of which Golem was the first. It tells the story of an artificial man, who doesn’t realize that he isn’t really who he thinks he is. He’s been copied from one […]
Read more "Golem (1980)"