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 […]Read more "The Tangle (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 […]Read more "Alita: Battle Angel (2019)"
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 […]Read more "Pandora Machine (2004)"
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)"
What a wonderfully strange film! A detective, called in on what should be a routine murder case is shocked to find that the dead man is himself. Before long, other bodies that look just like him show up, and he even finds another himself running a bowling alley. …And when he finally gets a look […]Read more "7 Splinters in Time [Omphalos] (2018)"
Shane Abbess first came to my attention with his film Infini, a deep space film backed by a dense universe and some fairly clever ideas: despite a confusing third act, and a very dubious piece of science, I found it quite impressive for the most part, if not entirely successful. When I heard he had […]Read more "The Osiris Child [Science Fiction Volume One: The Osiris Child] (2016)"
I am awestruck by this film. This is a truly rare and incredible work of art, one which transcends its limitations to create a complex film that is at once intimate and yet sweeping in its scope. This is a dense drama, about people and choices which transforms something as simple as a trip across […]Read more "The End of the Lonely Island (2016)"