The Nightmare Man (1981)

I’ve been looking for this one for a long time. Robert Holmes was one of the greatest — if not the greatest — writer who worked on Doctor Who. He was script editor during the classic Phillip Hinchcliffe era and wrote some of the series best episodes, including Carnival of Monsters, Pyramids of Mars, The […]

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A Living Dog (2019)

“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 […]

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Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

[Also referred to — inaccurately (even if it is in bigger type on the DVD cases and posters and advertised that way on Amazon) — by its  tagline, Live, Die, Repeat] Tom Cruise isn’t normally a star one associates with science fiction film, so it is remarkable, to say the least, that he made two […]

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Annihilation (2018)

What was it? A meteorite that fell to earth? Or a visitation from outer space? Whatever it was, there appeared in our small land a miracle of miracles—the ZONE. We sent in troops. None returned. Then we surrounded the zone with police cordons… We did right… Although I’m not sure… The quote above is not […]

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Revolt (2017)

This one has been compared to District 9, although I suspect that is because both were made in South Africa, and that there is, admittedly, a similarly gritty quality to both films (although, in many respects, it reminds me a bit more of Skyline). A soldier wakes up in a jail cell, with no memory […]

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The Anomaly (2014)

Not long ago I reviewed a movie directed by Stargate Atlantis Alumnus David Hewlett.  This time, it’s a film directed by former Doctor Who companion Noel Clarke.  Somehow a lot of actors who’ve done extensive work in the world of SF seem drawn to the genre and end up writing, directing or producing more SF. […]

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