Random Film of the Week: Shin Godzilla

Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi’s Shin Godzilla is, for all intents and purposes, more of a grand live action anime because it translates much of its visual style and energy rather successfully from some of both of its creators’ previous … Continue reading

(Not So) Random Film of the Week: The Omen (1977)

“Never work with children or animals.” – W.C. Fields Now, I’m quite sure Gregory Peck very likely wasn’t thinking of this well-aged quote while shooting The Omen, but I get a chuckle out of maybe thinking he was because he … Continue reading

(Not So) Random Film of the Week: No Blade of Grass

So, I lost a coin toss with myself a few days ago and ended up watching a pretty dark film from the lower end of the bucket list. Reasons, I guess. I also guess I should put a trigger warning … Continue reading

Random Film of the Week: The Sailor Who Fell With Grace From The Sea (1976)

I first saw this film on network TV some decades ago and don’t remember much except that I later realized it was edited within an inch of its life, as when I saw it the next time in my teens … Continue reading

Not So Random Film Of The Week: Panic In Year Zero!

I recall the first time I saw Ray Milland’s Panic In Year Zero! some decades back as a kid, I laughed at a few things from some of the histrionic acting and direction, the incredibly poor science on display (back … Continue reading

(Not So) Random Film of the Week: Night Tide (1961)

Spoiler Theater: In Curtis Hanson’s beautiful, haunting and unsettling romantic thriller, it’s a case of Boy meets Girl, Boy gets Girl and Boy, Oh Boy, does Boy lose Girl, But That’s Sort Of A Good Thing?  Night Tide is a … Continue reading

(Not So) Random Film of the Week: The Flesh Eaters (1964)

I think about Jack Curtis’ exceptionally cheesy but really awesome sci-fi/horror hybrid The Flesh Eaters maybe a bit more than I should, but there’s a good reason for that. It was one of the many fright films I grew up … Continue reading

(Not So) Random Film of the Week: Fast Company (1979)

I think it was around 1983 or so and I’d seen four or five films by David Cronenberg when I found out he’d made the 1979 drag racing centered “B” movie Fast Company. At the time I had to search … Continue reading

Random Film of the Week: The Brain That Wouldn’t Die

By 1981, I’d seen The Brain That Wouldn’t Die on TV maybe a half dozen times and had started going to sci-fi conventions the previous year, my first being the old Creation Conventions here in NYC. I bring this up … Continue reading

Random Film of the Week: The Navy vs. The Night Monsters (1966)

From looking at this list in comparison with these much longer ones, it seems to me that in the 1960’s, science fiction flicks exclusively made in the US were in a bit of a rut. You can also see from … Continue reading