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)"
I confess. When I saw Matt Frewer’s name in the cast of a movie about an AI, I automatically assumed that he would be playing it. For those who laugh and say it’s because of his iconic role as Max Headroom, I would point out that he also played an AI in Lawnmower Man 2: […]Read more "Delete (2013)"
This one caught me by surprise. I knew there’d been a Soviet movie adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s novel, The End of Eternity, and had even seen a few links for it, but never bothered to take the time to watch it. But my first glimpses of the film proved so remarkable I had to watch the film […]Read more "Konets vechnosti [The End of Eternity] (1987)"