Nov 5, 2016
The last of our Spooky SFF episodes celebrates a gritty slice of New York noir that twists and turns into a highly freaky slice of horror-tinged SF.
From acclaimed low-budget film-maker Larry Cohen, this is a film that takes virtue from the lack of money. Cohen favours invention and good writing over special effects...
Oct 14, 2016
We continue Spooky SFF month with the bizarre gore-drenched
fantasy-horror The Sword And The Sorcerer.
It's a formative experience for both our futurenauts for various reasons (including a parental ban from Clive's mum and dad). Master of exploitation Albert Pyun's first movie, it features changes in tone rapid and...
Sep 23, 2016
What would survival in a post-oil society be like? As life slips
back into an agrarian, hard-scrabble existence, how can we find
meaning or even happiness? How much do we have to lose before we
lose our essential humanity?
Stephen Fingleton's cult psychodrama The Survivalist takes on these questions and weaves a taut...
Sep 9, 2016
It was inevitable that the Curious Crew would talk about a Studio Ghibli film at some point. And what better example than there be than Miyazaki's adaptation of Diana Wynne-Jone's novel? An explicitly anti-war film that absorbs, refracts and re-projects the source text (already a thing of beauty) into a rare and...
Aug 12, 2016
Rob, Clive and Curiosity celebrate a landmark piece of SF in the shape of the 1956 classic, Forbidden Planet. It's widely recognised as a formative text in the creation of Star Trek, and influential in the production and sound design of Star Wars and many other examples of filmed and TVSF. If you like the fiction of...