Mars et Avril [Mars and April] (2012)

It’s nice to see that some things never change. As I’ve noted before, Canadian-made science fiction films have a tendency towards weirdness. If you have any doubt about that, you might want to check out a few of their typical offerings, like Big Meat Eater, Terminal City Ricochet, Music of the Spheres, Savannah Electric Monochrome Dystopia, or […]

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Once in a New Moon (1934)

It always seems strange. After a handful of bravura silent science fiction classics of the Twenties, no one seemed all that interested in the genre in the Thirties. Yeah, we had a few movie serials like Phantom Empire and Flash Gordon, and a handful of interesting German drama films built around science fictional notions like […]

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The Face of Marble (1946)

Once again I find myself about to write the words “better than the average Monogram Horror film,” and I suddenly find myself reminded of the many times recently when I’ve written “A better than average SyFy Network movie.” And in a way the two really fill the same niche of the film market: low budget […]

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Wilder Napalm (1993)

Firestarter as a romantic comedy? Well, yes, more or less.  Although it is as much about the relationship between two feuding brothers as it is about the romantic triangle that kindles (sorry, you can’t help it with this sort of film) their long-smoldering (see what I mean?) resentment against each other. And I suppose it does […]

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The Green Slime (1968)

I’ll admit it. I like this one. I don’t care how many people call The Green Slime one of the worst films ever made. Okay, we’re talking about an Italian/Japanese/American co-production, so we know we’re already in trouble. And, if that isn’t enough, it’s actually a sequel — the fifth in a series. Well, more […]

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Eva (2011)

“What do you see when you close your eyes?” This is an incredibly beautiful Science Fiction film. It’s too bad you probably won’t get to see it. Alex Garel designs robots.  But not in the way you think that means.  New advances in technology make it possible to create robots with emotions. And Alex designs […]

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