This one’s a real trip, literally! My first review of 2021: Space is the Place, currently playing on the Criterion Channel.
I spent a lot of time watching genre movies in 2020. Here’s the best of the (mostly ’50s) sf and horror.
I’ve really gotten into 1950s science fiction movies lately, largely for reasons I can’t explain, but there it is. Today, I take a look at a rather obscure oddity that I hope you’ll enjoy discovering, The Gamma People.
Have you heard of The Vast of Night? It’s playing on Amazon Prime, and it’s one of the best movies I’ve seen this year. Read my full review here.
Do you ever wonder why you love the movies, TV shows, and books you love? I explore that AND the Quatermass universe in today’s post.
L’inhumaine (1924) Marcel L’Herbier
Flicker Alley Blu-ray (2:02)
Almost anyone who loves science fiction movies will have at some point watched at least part of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (1927). Maybe it’s the only silent science fiction film they’ve ever seen. (I know that was the case with me for several years.) Yet other silent sf films are also worth your attention, such as The Lost World (1925), A Trip to the Moon (1902) and many others. Now, thanks to a stellar new release from Flicker Alley, you can add L’inhumaine (1924) to that list.
The Quatermass Xperiment [US title: The Creeping Unknown] (1958)
Hammer Film Productions
Directed by Val Guest
Produced by Anthony Hinds and Robert L. Lippert
Written by Richard Landau and Val Guest
Based on the BBC television play by Nigel Kneale
Cinematography by Walter J. Harvey
Makeup by Philip Leakey
Edited by James Needs
Music by James Bernard
Kino Lorber Blu-ray
Dune (1984) David Lynch
The David Lynch Project Part III
Let’s just get this out of the way right now: David Lynch’s Dune is a mess. It contains some enormous talent, spectacular isolated scenes, exquisite sets and design work, and some incredible action sequences, but it’s still a mess. Yet it is a mess I enjoy watching.