I’ve had John Brunner’s
The Wrong End of Time (1971) for five years sitting in the to read pile — I’ve managed to get through around thirty pages the four times I’ve tried to read it over the years. However, I’ve finally got around to finishing it. And, well, it falls woefully short of any sort of greatness — especially Continue reading Book Review: The Wrong End of Time, John Brunner (1971)
The pseudo-documentary (docudrama)
The Battle of Culloden––made for BBC Television––was the first feature film by the soon to be famous (in somewhat esoteric circles) radical pacifist Continue reading A Film Rumination: The Battle of Culloden, Peter Watkins (1964)
While ambling aimlessly on youtube looking for interesting short films, I discovered this forgotten gem by Hilary Harris. I’d never heard of this filmmaker nor are most of his films listed on Internet Movie Database (besides his oscar winning short subject documentary, ‘Seawards the
Continue reading A (short) Film Rumination: 9 Variations on a Dance Theme, Hilary Harris (1966/67)
Won BAFTA Award for Best Film not in the English Language, 9 Caesar Award nominations (French Oscars) and two wins
Continue reading A Film Rumination: Life and Nothing But, Bertrand Tavernier (1989)
I found a few hilarious sci-fi themed adds from the 60s which I had to share (well, the second might be somewhat later)….
That space suit makes her look like she has a strange neck disease...
Continue reading Update: Hilarious 1960s/1950s sci-fi themed ads
8.5/10 (Very Good)
Oscar Nomination: Best Foreign Language Film, 10 Caesar Award (French Oscar) nominations
It’s taken me a while to gather the courage
Continue reading A Film Rumination: Coup de Torchon, Bertrand Tavernier (1981)
This is not my normal fare, but I’m running out of sci-fi films to stream on netflix. Also, it was late and I was bored/tired/exhausted from grading/researching/reading.
Continue reading A Film Rumination: Æon Flux, Karyn Kusama (2005)