As Time Goes by (1988)

I never thought I would see this one. But then, I’ve been saying that a lot lately. It was one of those films people talk about, but it wasn’t available. Not anywhere. Not here in the U.S., at least. Which seems a shame, really. It’s an easy-going, low-key comedy, which is dryly witty, charming and […]

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Bugged (1997)

This is a remarkably good Troma film. Which doesn’t necessarily mean it’s good. You’ve probably guessed what it’s about from the title:  giant bugs However, we get off to a very slow start with one of the worst exposition and flashback laden sequences ever, as the representative of the company which needs to dispose of […]

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Possessor (2020)

Like Father like son? Not necessarily, but David Cronenberg’s son Brandon does seem to have a fair amount of talent himself. Yes, I know when we think of the sons of superstar movie makers going into the family business, we do tend to think of Patrick Wayne or (*shudder*) Jaden Smith, but the truth is […]

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Snatchers (2020)

I’ll confess:  I have a weak spot for little films. I suppose it’s because we’ve seen so many overblown big tentpole films with skybeams surrounded by swirling clouds of rubble and impossible CGI stunts.  Let’s face it, those things are made by committee and it really doesn’t matter where in the world they shot it […]

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Ad Astra (2019)

(Warning: Spoilers ahead!) It would be easy to blame 2001: A Space Odyssey. But the truth is that the blame should go to the directors and filmmakers who saw Kubrick’s unrepeatable masterpiece and came away with the idea that epic Science Fiction should be slow, glum and ponderous. Brad Pitt plays an astronaut whose father […]

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Timeslip: The Block (1985)

As I noted elsewhere, Robert Holmes was one of the greatest writers in Doctor Who history.  While that is what he will be remembered for, he also wrote episodes for a number of other SF TV series, the story for a Sixties SF film and was involved in two further TV projects after he left […]

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Blood Machines (2019)

“Seth Ickerman” — who is really the French directing duo, Raphaël Hernandez and Savitri Joly-Gonfard — first came to my attention with the “trailer” for a film called “Ickerman,” which featured a dazzling combination of a high-tech future, a touch of Film Noir, and a lot of movie nostalgia.  I still hope they will get […]

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Timemaster (1995)

Before we get started, let me call your attention to one curious fact: Timemaster was directed by James Glickenhouse and stars Jesse-Cameron Glickenhouse. What an amazing coincidence, right? And, yes, if you are still wondering, Jesse is the director’s son. Not that you would have much doubt about that after the first twenty minutes or […]

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