ANOTHER EARTH

Here’s a neglected science fiction themed indie that deserves a reappraisal

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

MARS AND APRIL

Science fiction from Quebec that isn’t perfect (far from it!) but deserves points for effort

GRANDMOTHERS RECHARGE WELL!

This Czech satire owes more than a little something to Ray Bradbury’s I SING THE BODY ELECTRIC!/THE ELECTRIC GRANDMOTHER, but taken on its own terms it’s pretty good

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

MAD MAX

It’s been said that George Miller was so impressed with this novelization of MAD MAX that he hired its writer to co-script THE ROAD WARRIOR

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