What exactly makes someone a cult filmmaker? Let’s face it, the whole question of what makes a film a cult film is poorly defined — and I really don’t see that it is possible to come up with a really good definition. After all, I’ve seen the label slapped on a lot of filmmakers and […]
Read more "Atlantis (1991)"
I am really beginning to wonder what in the world motivates some of Quentin Tarantino’s movie recommendations. Some of them seem to be sincere. He’s pointed out a few oddball little seen films which deserved a bit more attention than they’d ever got, but some of them… Well, I’m open to the idea that they […]
Read more "The Jet Benny Show (1986)"
One of the films I’ve watched which I have never reviewed on this site is Shin’ya Tsukamoto’s Tetsuo: The Iron Man. Nor am I likely to, any time soon. You see, it is a film which is so inherently strange and inexplicable that any attempt to explain it is going to be difficult, if not […]
Read more "Content: The Lo-Fi Man (2023)"
(aka, Giantess Attacks) I thought I would love this film more than I do. After all, I love Kaiju Eiga films — and treasure Kaiju Eiga parodies nearly as much. Okay, I’ll admit it, Giantess Attack is technically not in either category, as it is focused more on the sorts of people-blown-up-to-giant-size films made by […]
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Honorable Mention How in the world do you even begin to talk about a film like Battle Heater? There are some many things that it is — or almost is — that it’s hard to know where to start. Hama (Akira Enomoto) is an electrician who gathers all sorts of electronic junk, repairs it and […]
Read more "Batoru hîtâ [Battle Heater] (1989)"
I’ll admit it, I watch some pretty strange films. Take Computer of Death, for example. Here we have what amounts to an attempt at a Greek copy of Tron. Only it must have been made for less than you’d spend for a used car. You see, Paris Vellis is a genius computer expert. We know […]
Read more "Ta kompiouter tou thanatou [Computer of Death] (1987)"
Look, don’t try to figure this one out. I’m not sure you can. It has so many strange and inexplicable things going on, so many odd details, so much that is left either unexplained or over-explained. But then, you expect that when you watch one of Al Passeri’s films. I’ve now watched and reviewed all […]
Read more "Psychovision (2003)"
The Killer Robots are back! For those of you coming in late, they have been playing and recording music for a long time, wearing these impressive home-crafted robot suits in a style best described as “Retro-junk.” If you really aren’t sure what that means, look at the big wire shoulder ornaments on Strobo (Samuel Williams)’s […]
Read more "Robotica Destructiva (2023)"
This is a singularly dark and disturbing film, one which may haunt you long after you think you’ve forgotten it. It is also an animated film, a type of film we tend to associate with Children. Which may be why it is so disturbing. And, if you haven’t guessed yet, it is one of the […]
Read more "Labirynt [Labyrinth] (1963)"
Where to begin… I suppose it might help to note that this hugely ambitious Korean film, loaded with weird special effects and dizzying action sequences, failed to attract a huge audience at the time, and left viewers wildly divided between those who adored it and those who hated the very ground it treads upon. Yeah, […]
Read more "Sungnyangpali sonyeoui jaerim [Resurrection of the Little Match Girl] (2002)"