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)"
Perhaps it is in the future, perhaps it is happening not too far from us and not too far from now. Fear. The fear of violence, chaos and disorder: it has driven the people of one state to institute the ultimate solution to their fears, constant surveillance and an army of cyborg protectors to stop anyone who […]Read more "Defective (2017)"
It’s always strange when you run into someone in the “wrong” place. In this case, it’s the writer/director, Scott Dikkers. He’s the cartoonist responsible for the very strange and low-key cult comic strip, Jim’s Journal, which once appeared in College papers all over the country, and the editor (and chief writer) of the humorous news […]Read more "Spaceman (1997)"
I feel guilty. Director William Malone mortgaged his house, and sold his car and almost everything he owned to make this film. Which doesn’t change the fact that I still think this one is dull. Dull, dull, dull. We get random, bloody killings piling up, mostly pretty girls in their underwear, with lots of blood. […]Read more "Scared to Death (1980)"
Right. We’ve got a dimension hopping police agency, all of whose agents happen to be sexy girls in tiny costumes. We have official sexy girl agent uniforms with leather hot pants or mini-mini skirts and laced up leather bodices. And they protect the wearer from physical blows – even when you hit them on the […]Read more "Travelers: Dimension Police [Toraberāzu – Jigen Keisatsu] (2013)"