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

LOFT

Like director Eckhart Schmidt’s earlier film TRANCE, LOFT is steeped in 1980s new wave culture, which can be taken as a good or bad thing depending on one’s point of view