2017: The Year in Bedlam

What follows is the latest installment of the Year in Bedlam overview of the previous year’s best and worst movies, according to yours-truly

THE JOURNEY INSIDE

An amalgamation of educational drama and grade-Z science fiction that was the first ever non-documentary film made expressly for IMAX

THE SUNS OF EASTER ISLAND

This ambitious French science fiction drama from 1972 can be viewed as the little-known forerunner of CLOSE ENOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND

KUSO

2017’s gross-out movie of note, a freeform exercise in sub-Cronenbergian excess with a satiric thrust and overall fixation on bodily secretion

FADE-OUT

The “Most Compelling Novel of the Unknown Ever Written?”  I’m not sure about that…

AELITA

It’s a fact that science fiction dates faster and more dramatically than any other genre, especially when it hails from early-1920s Russia, as is the case with AELITA by Alexei Tolstoy

CINEMA ALCHEMIST

This is a vital acquisition for all true film buffs, a memoir by a legendary set decorator about his work on STAR WARS and ALIEN