sci-fi

Uncovering Curiosities: Billy O’Brien’s SCINTILLA

Scintilla (also known as The Hybrid) shows once again that you don’t need a mega budget to deliver a captivating science fiction feature. Writer/director Billy O’Brien’s film may not break new ground in a narrative sense, but it works as a [...]

October 29, 2020

Notebook Reviews: EVOLUTION

Ivan Reitman – 2001 Director Ivan Reitman attempts to revisit the success of Ghostbusters with this alien themed sci-fi comedy. Evolution might not be quite as good as that 1984 spooktacular, but it’s still great fun. David Duchovny [...]

October 29, 2020

Review: ACCION MUTANTE Is Like Mission: Impossible On Acid

Action Mutante is a rip- roaring action-adventure comedy-sci-fi film. It’s also bizarre, but I’ll get to that later. Directed by Alex De La Iglesia and produced by Pedro Almodovar, this Spanish language 1993 release is a totally unique [...]

October 22, 2020

2020 BFI London Film Festival Review: POSSESSOR

Written and directed by Brandon Cronenberg, Possessor is a tricksy and complex thriller which takes a potentially commercial concept and gives it an arthouse spin. At times it’s a little too convoluted for its own good, but this sci-fi [...]

October 18, 2020

Notebook Reviews: WATERWORLD

Kevin Reynolds – 1995 Kevin Reynolds’ Waterworld is a good old fashioned swashbuckler with a sci-fi edge – it’s a film which definitely didn’t deserve all the bad press at the time of release. Kevin Costner enjoys [...]

October 4, 2020

Uncovering Curiosities: Tom Eberhardt’s NIGHT OF THE COMET

Night Of The Comet hits all the right notes as a post-apocalyptic-horror-comedy. It’s not the best cult film to come out of the ‘80s low-budget horror scene, but it gets marks for trying. Tom Eberhardt writes and directs with enough enthusiasm [...]

October 2, 2020

Notebook Reviews: GALAXY QUEST

Dean Parisot – 1999 Galaxy Quest is damn good fun! Director Dean Parisot delivers a fantastic parody of Star Trek and the film has 100% conviction in its plot and complete dedication from its brilliant cast (Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan [...]

October 1, 2020

Notebook Reviews: VIRUS

John Bruno – 1999 Virus is a highly derivative sci-fi/horror which hardly breaks new ground – but having said that, it’s schlocky B-movie fun. A cross between Alien, Terminator and Deep Rising, the film is directed by former [...]

September 22, 2020

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