The Tangle (2019)

Wow! It is very hard to write about a really good movie.  A bad one?  that’s easy.  There are always lots of things that make a movie bad, and they are usually the same bad things from movie to movie.  Acting?  Dialogue?  Story?  The fundamentals of editing, sound recording and composition? But a truly good […]

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Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

You have to admit that the names alone are enough to get you in the door: James Cameron’s pet project which he wrote and produced, but which was directed by Robert Rodriguez? It definitely gets your attention. Now it seems somewhat odd that Cameron would pick a lesser known Japanese Manga and Anime to adapt, although […]

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Pandora Machine (2004)

This was Andrew Bellware’s first science fiction film. I’d long had the impression that Millennium Crisis was his first, but three years earlier, he made this cyberpunk detective story about a cop and his partner trying to find an important politician’s murderer in a dystopian future. For those of you unfamiliar with his work, Bellware is one […]

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Millennium Crisis (2007)

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 […]

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