Millennium (1997) – Maranatha, and Paper Dove

With the penultimate episode of the first season, Maranatha, Millennium continues its move towards tying in end of the world mythology (heavily influenced by Christian texts) with the rise in crime, and specifically murder. Frank Black (Lance Henriksen) finds himself brushing up against possible events from the book of Revelations in this story written by…

The Rockford Files (1978) – Black Mirror

  This two-parter aired 24 November, 1978 and was written by David Chase. As it was later split into two episodes, there are two separate phone gags. The first is a friend calling from London trying to figure out what his arrival time is, with time changes and flight times. The second one is the…

Fatal Attraction (1987) – Adrian Lyne

  The final film in the recommendations from my screening of Les Enfants du Paradis for the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book, is this dramatic thriller from the late 80s, that saw Michael Douglas mucking up his marriage to Anne Archer, and Glenn Close boiling a pet bunny. Douglas plays Dan Gallagher,…

Stalker (1979) – Andrey Tarkovskiy

Andrey Tarkovskiy, who last showed up on the 101 Sci-Fi Movies list with the epic Solaris, brings us another epic science fiction film dealing with human nature, faith, hope, inspiration, science and creation. Something happened, was it a meteorite, was it an alien craft… no one knows. But something happened in a remote corner of…