“Realism is a form of hypocrisy. We are telling stories that take place in simulated worlds. Genre films like scifi, fantasy or horror are just more honest about that.” “I wanted to make A LIVING DOG not only because I love genre films and independent films but also because I admire silent movies and the […]Read more "A Living Dog (2019)"
Grumble. Grumble, grumble, grumble. Okay, it’s my own fault. Any reviewer can tell you that you are supposed to review the movie you just saw, not the one you wanted to see. Well, too bad. sometimes a film is just so aggravating you can’t ignore what should have been. For the record, while I grew […]Read more "The Banana Splits Movie (2019)"
Okay, let’s see if we can make some sense of this: A-Ko and C-Ko are best buds, while their fellow student B-Ko lusts after C-Ko. This naturally takes us into the familiar territory of all those little school girl triangle animes out there. I have to confess that I’ve never really appreciated the Japanese sense […]Read more "Project A-Ko [Purojekuto A-ko ] (1986)"
This was one of the films of 2017 which I was most excited about: Luc Besson, who created The Fifth Element had made a film based on the classic Valerian and Laureline graphic novels! While it has received at best mixed critical reviews, I consider The Fifth Element one of the finest insane French space opera comedies […]Read more "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)"
Okay, you’ve got Dolph Lundgren fighting fast zombies (victims of a 28 Days Later-style rage virus), trying to get a tiny band of survivors through the streets of an infested city to safety before it is firebombed. Oh, and he recruits a set of killer robots to help him fight his way through. You already […]Read more "Battle of the Damned (2013)"
This is just your typical BMX warrior, robot romance, comic book, 90s direct-to-video homage, Power Rangers ripoff, post-apocalyptic parody, Michael Ironside movie. Mind you, as far as I know, there’s only one of them. In the crumbling world of the future, everyone gets around on bikes, even the ruthless gangs who seemed to have escaped […]Read more "Turbo Kid (2015)"