Film bits and bobs

God Told Me To (1976)

First published by FilmLand Empire “I grew up at a Catholic Boys’ School at the Bronx. Graduated to DeWitt Clinton High School. A year at Fordham University before I joined … Continue reading

September 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Inception (2010)

First published by EyeforFilm “Once an idea has taken hold in the brain it is almost impossible to eradicate,” says Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio). He should know. After all, he … Continue reading

July 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

Babylon A.D. (2008)

First published by Film4 Synopsis: Vin Diesel’s veteran-turned-mercenary escorts an innocent young woman through an apocalyptic futurescape, unsure whether she is human bomb or new messiah. From the director of La … Continue reading

June 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Renaissance (2006)

First published by EyeforFilm When a talented and ambitious young geneticist called Ilona Tasuiev (voiced by Romola Garai) is violently abducted in a car park, the DA’s office turns to … Continue reading

May 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Predestination (2014)

Review first published by Sight & Sound, March 2015 Synopsis: Armed with a time machine, an agent hopes to stop the elusive Fizzle Bomber before he can commit a massive … Continue reading

March 9, 2015 · 2 Comments

Contamination (1980)

Review first published by Movie Gazette As sure as flies follow shit, cheap Italian rip-offs followed the American blockbusters of the seventies and eighties. The undisputed master of the spaghetti … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Undead (2003)

Review first published by Movie Gazette René (Felicity Mason) may have just been crowned beauty queen in the small Queensland fishing community of Berkeley, but with the loan sharks circling … Continue reading

February 13, 2015 · 3 Comments

Sci-Fi-London 2013

A longer version of my S&S piece on genre outings at Sci-Fi-London 2013, including additional capsule reviews of Sado Tempest, Alter Egos, The Man From The Future and Dark By … Continue reading

May 24, 2013 · 3 Comments

Storage 24 (2012)

Review first published in S&S Aug 2012 Synopsis: London, present day. A military plane crashes near a Battersea self-storage facility, disrupting the building’s lights and electronic security shutter system. Recently … Continue reading

April 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Love (2011)

Review first published in S&S Sept 2012 Synopsis: Earth’s orbit, 2039. Captain Lee Miller, sole occupant of the International Space Station, loses contact with Houston Mission Control, save for an … Continue reading

April 4, 2013 · 1 Comment


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