As I’ve noted before, I have long had a certain affection for Russian Science Fiction film. And I’ve got to say that this has been a very good era for Russian SF Cinema. There has been a stream of interesting films, both big scale blockbusters like Attraction and the Inhabited Island (Dark Planet) films and a handful […]Read more "Koma [Coma] (2019)"
“My name is Steven Falcon. This is the story of the last three seconds of my life.” Let’s see if we can make sense of this one. There’s this guy, Falcon. He invented this system which downloads peoples’ minds into a computer called the Matrix (check the date: it’s two years earlier than the movie […]Read more "Darkdrive (1997)"
“Metanoia” refers to a moment of spiritual growth brought on by an act of penitence and true remorse for one’s actions. As curious as naming a fictional video game after a Christian theological term may seem, it seems more curious that the main character of this film does, in fact, undergo such a change. Perhaps […]Read more "RPG Metanoia (2010)"
This is another film that generally gets a bad rap which I quite like. It is an adaptation of the short story by William Gibson, and Gibson himself wrote the screenplay, bringing in elements from some of his other books. We’re talking about a film which is set in a detailed Cyberpunk world, filled with a lot […]Read more "Johnny Mnemonic (1995)"
This was the final Godzilla movie. The third final Godzilla film, to be precise. And, ironically, the big green guy’s Fiftieth anniversary bash. The original series had ended on a decidedly low note when it just ran out of gas with The Terror of Mechagodzilla. The first revival, the so-called “Heisei era” ended with Godzilla’s death in Godzilla […]Read more "Godzilla: Final Wars [Gojira: Fainaru uôzu] (2004)"
One of the more interesting of the vast host of ephemeral film projects floating around on the web is the trailer for an “upcoming” movie called Ickerman. It gives us a wonderous glimpse of a future world and hints at an interesting story about the conflict between the new and what was good about the old. It […]Read more "Kaydara (2011)"
This film is utterly and completely absurd in every way. It throws everything imaginable at the screen, then grabs whatever is left and throws that too – along with any leftover reason and common sense they might have had. I like it. The Wachowski Brothers – now just billing themselves as “The Wachowskis” – rocketed to […]Read more "Jupiter Ascending (2015)"
There’s a nice sense of realism to this film, with a step-by-step investigation into a series of mysterious events revealing a physically-plausible threat to our very existence. So why haven’t you heard of it? Perhaps because it was made in Austin, Texas, on a shoestring. The problem with many of the low budget Science Fiction offerings […]Read more "The Krone Experiment (2005)"
It’s Turkish. It’s a Science Fiction comedy. It is mostly funny. I’m not sure there’s much else to say about it, though. I like the look of the film, with its nicely detailed spacecraft and somewhat Middle-Eastern alien world. It’s all CGI, of course, but fairly good CGI for the era even if it is […]Read more "G.O.R.A. (2004)"