Hold on to your humanity, because THX 1138 is the Greatest Movie EVER?
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Review in a Nutshell: Some strong performances and excellent mise en scène can’t prevent this 1971 dystopic science fiction film from George Lucas and Warner Bros. from being a bit of a slog. THX 1138 is a fascinating and sometimes baffling film, but not exactly an easy viewing experience.
We’re back from beyond the grave like a vengeful cyber-ghost (or a vengeful cyber-cyborg, or a vengeful cyber-vampire) with a review of the classic early Nineties cyberpunk anime OAV series, Cyber City Oedo 808. CLICK HERE or on the Blu-ray cover above to strap on your exploding collar and take the orbital elevator to your miserable day-job at Space Jail.
Try to control your parental instincts, because Z.P.G. (“Zero Population Growth”) is the Greatest Movie EVER? Click on the title or the movie poster above to download our review of the film, featuring “Celebrity Translator” Neil Nadelman.
Review in a Nutshell: An extremely pessimistic, Danish / American eco-disaster science fiction film from 1972, Z.P.G. posits a polluted future where having children is a capital offense. It’s an unusual cultural artifact with a few points that feel strangely relevant to the present.
Always wear your seatbelt, because Repo Man is the Greatest Movie EVER!
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Review in a Nutshell: A confluence of punk rock anarchy and self-deprecating suburban cynicism, Repo Man is also a high concept, low budget science fiction film with a bizarre sense of humor and an avante-garde edge. It’s the kind of film that could only have come from the early Eighties.
Burn the Mona Lisa, because Equilibrium is the Greatest Movie EVER!
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Review in a Nutshell: Although it fails to strike the proper balance between brainy science fiction and dumb action movie, Equilibrium is a movie that succeeds despite itself, mostly on the strengths of Christian Bale’s performance and the action scenes featuring gun-kata, the improbably entertaining fictional martial art of wielding firearms.
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Review in a Nutshell: Low budget but groundbreaking, 20 Minutes into the Future is one of the few films that really deserves the term ‘cyberpunk’. It has a droll, British sense of humor and great production design, and I highly recommend it to anyone that can manage to track it down.
Get out the Geiger counter, because C.H.U.D. is the Greatest Movie EVER!
Review in a Nutshell: A cheesy horror film from the early eighties, C.H.U.D. succeeds thanks to solid performances from the cast, strong editing, and a psychologically-oppressive atmosphere. The rubber monster suits help, too.
This movie contains:
Crazy Homeless People.
Grumpy Frumpy Face.
The mutation makes your eyes all glowy…
Producer Andrew Bonime’s response to the C.H.U.D. DVD commentary can be found here.