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February 20, 2022

Miguel Llansó’s Jesus ShowsYou The Way To The Highway

​    Jesus Shows You The Way To The Highway is a carefully blended mixture of styles and elements that seems at first to be nothing but […]
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January 23, 2022

The Mask: A Kinda Jungian Horror Thingy

The Mask was made in 1961 the year that Carl Jung died. There are four writers credited for the story that The Mask was based on: Franklin Delessert, […]
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November 17, 2021

Favorite Scenes №25: The Thing

The Thing was finally released in 1982 after eight messy years of machinations. It was directed by John Carpenter and written and rewritten by Bill Lancaster. […]
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November 8, 2021

Space Mutiny Is A Crime In More Than One Way

Wait? What? I don’t understand. What the fuck am I watching? These were my first thoughts during the opening scenes of Space Mutiny. It can be […]
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November 8, 2021

Don’t Miss Gantz

Every cinephile has a film they believe deserved more attention than it received. Mine is the science fiction, thriller Gantz from Japan. This is a wonderfully creative […]
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November 7, 2021

Chi-Lien Yu's Invincible Space Streaker

In 1977 director Chi-Lien Yu fashioned a new edition to the Taiwanese Fantasy genre. Let me, if I may, describe to you the opening few […]
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November 7, 2021

Frank Packard’s Abar The First Black Superman

Superman, Jesus, Moses, they’re all the same. Larger-than-life magicians who solve problems in ways human beings can not. What point is there to watching a […]
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November 6, 2021

War God: The Big Calamity

Taiwanese director Hung Min Chen made, what at first glance looks like a low budget kaiju movie, and it is indeed a low budget Kaiju […]
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November 5, 2021

A Visual Summary of The Beast In Space

We open in a smokey space bar where our leading couple meet. They have awkward soft core sex Time to blast off for an intrepid […]
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November 4, 2021

Dr. Caligari, Never Ever to be Confused With The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

​Dr. Caligari presents itself as a sequel to Robert Wien’s silent masterpiece The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. I’m not sure it quite succeeds in its attempt but […]
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November 4, 2021

My Odyssey Pursuing A Horrible and Mysterious Thing Called The Greatest Sci-Fi Movie Ever

The only way to make sense of what happened is to just begin at the beginning. I am a cinephile and as such I seek […]
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November 3, 2021

Voyage into Space: Know Your Target Audience

Imagine a movie made entirely by 8 year old boys. The actors, the editor, the costume designer everyone involved is 8. Then you wouldn’t be […]
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November 3, 2021

The Peculiar Case of The Curious Female

Its 1970 and you’re a struggling, low budget movie producer. You decide to invest in yourself and direct your own movie. You manage to complete your […]
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November 3, 2021

Galder Gaztelu-Urruti’s Platform

The Platform is a metaphor in the tradition of Animal Farm or Lord of The Flies. It very clearly focuses on capitalist ideology and has a secondary biblical theme […]
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November 1, 2021

Thunderbird 6: A Gorgeous Time Capsule of Style.

I sat down to watch Thunderbird 6 for nostalgic reasons. I’d never seen the film before but I remember how hilariously cheesy the television episodes were. The […]
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October 30, 2021

Voyage To The Prehistoric Planet

Voyage To The Prehistoric Planet was originally made in The Soviet Union by Pavel Klushantsev. Somehow B-movie Icon, Roger Coreman, got a hold of it and […]
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October 30, 2021

Historical Philosophy en Coitus, or How I Got My Yeast Infection.

​Let me begin by offering my kudos to Pornhub for providing a reliquary of obscure pornographic films from all through the ages. Beyond the landing […]
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October 25, 2021

Revenge of Mechagodzilla: Thoughts on Kaiju Symbolism

The legacy of Godzilla began in 1954. The history of this still ongoing franchise has been divided into a variety of eras the first of which is […]
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October 23, 2021

Brace Yourself For Hanuman vs. 7 Ultraman

Hanuman vs. Seven Ultraman has to be the most bizarre mixture of sacred and profane, I’ve ever seen. A Western equivalent might be something like Jesus vs. […]
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October 22, 2021

The Creation of The Humanoids

The Creation of The Humanoids has all the standard 1960s sci-fi ingredients. We open with lots of stock footage of nuclear explosions. The mushroom clouds are […]
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October 22, 2021

The Ultraman Story

When I was a freshman in college and I first walked into Miller Dining Hall I saw something I had never seen before. There was […]
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October 22, 2021

Before ET There Was Meba The Supersonic Saucer

The Supersonic Saucer is a children’s movie made by the Children’s Film Foundation in 1956. It’s a British film directed by Guy Fergusson. I started watching […]
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October 21, 2021

The Beast With A Million Eyes

The Beast With A Million Eyes is not like your standard, 50s, sci-fi, flick despite its being made by your standard, 50s, sci-fi, flick filmmakers. Roger […]
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October 19, 2021

Carnal Encounters of The Barest Kind

In 1964 Justice Potter Stewart heard a case where he was obliged to define hardcore pornography. He wrote the following in his final opinion “under the […]
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