When my brother was in Kindergarten, Ultraman was his favorite TV show. While he doesn’t remember that after all these years, his sons are now full-fledged addicts and have eagerly devoured the original series and anything else by Tsuburaya they can get their hands on. Ultraman has been around now for over Fifty years, and […]Read more "Daikaijû Batoru: Urutora Ginga Densetsu – The Movie [Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Galaxy Legends – The Movie] (2009)"
It’s a familiar situation. Beloved local doctor wants to cure his wife of the deadly disease that has left her slowly wasting away, so with the help of his hunchbacked lab assistant, he’s been stealing the bodies of dead young girls from the hospital so he can extract what he needs from their bodies. We […]Read more "El baúl macabro [The Macabre Trunk] (1936)"
There have been quite a few interesting genre films coming out of Korea over the last decade or so, including a few truly incredible films like The Host [Gwoemul] and the wacky revisionist Western, The Good, the Bad and The Weird. While they often borrow a bit from Western or Japanese film, they do so with a […]Read more "Manyeo [The Witch: Part 1 – The Subversion] (2018)"
The operative word here is “Meh.” I would have a hard time saying exactly what went wrong, but perhaps the real problem is that it wasn’t going to take much to go wrong. The first film was incredible. You had a clever and unexpected idea; a weird new world that existed secretly beneath ours, with […]Read more "Men in Black: International (2019)"
I quite liked this one. There, I said it. It isn’t a great film. It isn’t even a particularly good one. Heck, it’s more like one of those Italian post-Apocalyptic films than anything else, even if it was made in Bronson Canyon, not too far from Hollywood. But it makes up for all the familiarity […]Read more "Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn (1983)"
This is a shaggy dog story. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, it refers to a long and overly complicated story with a sudden absurd twist at the end which makes nonsense of most of the story we’ve just heard. In fact, I would be hard pressed to say whether this film or […]Read more "The Maze (1953)"