Film


Science Fiction Notebook: Robot and Frank

Robot and Frank, 2012 directed by Jake Schreier, written by Christopher D. Ford; starring Frank Langella, Liv Tyler, Susan Sarandon (Amazon, iTunes) Summary: Ailing ex-con…


Science Fiction Notebook: Automata

Automata, directed by Gabe Ibanez; Screenplay by Gabe Ibanez, Igor Legretta Gomez, Javier Sanchez Donate; starring Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith, Dylan McDermott, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen (Amazon, iTunes) Summary:…


Science Fiction Notebook: The Machine

The Machine, 2013, directed by Caradog W. James, starring Caity Lotz and Toby Stephens (Amazon, iTunes) Summary: A despondent scientist protects his ailing daughter while building a…


What We Do In the Shadows

For more than two decades, Nicholas Cage’s Vampire’s Kiss has been my hands down favourite vampire movie. But recently, that place of honour has been…


4 Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle

Before getting into Eric Rohmer’s 4 Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle (Amazon), a 1987 film from the director recently released on DVD by KimStim, I…



The Strange Little Cat

The Strange Little Cat (Amazon), the debut feature by Swiss writer/director Ramon Zürcher, reminded me at times of the creative writing classes I took in…


Scott Von Doviak’s Top 10 Movies of 2014

Hollywood isn’t really in the movie business anymore. The studios are all about building franchises within franchises, stoking fan anticipation for superhero movies scheduled for…


The Babadook

Every so often, from when I was a kid reading Stephen King books on the school bus into adulthood, someone will ask me how I…


20,000 Days On Earth

For what I am about to admit, the great Goth council will show up at my door and take away my Goth Card ™. But……