TIFF 2021: The Electrical Life of Louis Wain dir. Will Sharpe

If one could transmute joy and tears of a life, or transform a dew dropped ray of sunlight, into a film, then the result may very well be Will Sharpe’s biopic on English artist (you know his work, whether you recognize the name or not), Louis Wain (a fantastic turn by Benedict Cumberbatch). Sharpe’s tale…

Star Trek: Enterprise (2002) – A Night in Sickbay, and Marauders

Captain’s log:  date unknown Rick Berman and Brannon Braga pen this Archer (Scott Bakula)/Phlox (John Billingsley) story that first aired on 16 October, 2002. When Archer’s beagle, Porthos, picks up a virus on an alien planet, the poor pup, and his captain, spend the night in sickbay, tended to by Phlox. Archer worries over his…

Lost In Space (1998) – Stephen Hopkins

  The next big adventure in the Sci-Fi Chronicles book is the big-screen reboot of the classic 60s television series, Lost in Space. Boasting an all-star cast, William Hurt, Gary Oldman, Mimi Rogers, Heather Graham, Lacy Chabert, and Matt LeBlanc, the film follows the family Robinson as they leave the dying earth to prepare the…

Swiss Family Robinson (1960) – Ken Annakin

  The final recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book for a viewing of Robin Hood, is this Disney take on the book of the same name, that set the tone and style for family adventure for some time. I had never seen this film, and was quite delighted to settle…

The Fantastic Planet (1973) – Rene Laloux

The 101 Sci-Fi Movies has brought me an animated film! And an odd little film it is. Based on a novel by Stefan Wul, the story is a tale of two races, the giant blue-skinned, red-eyed Draags and the tiny Oms – Humans, who are seen as nothing more than an infestation on the planet,…