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Keith

I consider it a good day if you find yourself in a torn Army green t-shirt, using a badly notched machete to split open a coconut and hand half of it to the scantily clad woman sitting on the beach next to you as you stare out at the waves and listen intently for the sound of war drums drifting from the dense foliage of the jungle behind you.

Requisition Forms as Space Opera

There’s something to be said for patience. Or for grim determination. Whichever you think best suits the situation. Sometimes, you endure something unenjoyable simply because you’re committed to an overarching principle, and in the end the investment of time in that unenjoyable stint results in blossoming appreciation for […]

Magical Space Sex with Andy Lau

Things got a little heavy last round, so I thought this week we’d decompress, relax a little, and talk about Andy Lau’s all leather three-piece suit. Also, I know celebrating this particular movie is hardly a fitting tribute to Lau, but we still all wish him a speedy […]

Into the Woods: American Sci-Fi Folk Horror

I missed last month due to the holidays, so I’m overcompensating and making this article much longer and more rambling than anyone probably wants. And this being the holiday season and all, it dwells a little on growing up, bonds of friendship, wandering around in the woods, and Nazis. […]

These Lonely, Haunted Places

Mentally unpacking Penda’s Fen, a 1974 entry in the BBC’s “Plays for Today” series of television movies tackling controversial subjects often in similarly controversial fashion, can seem at first a tad overwhelming. There is so much going on in this deceptively modest looking movie that one scarcely knows […]

Folk Horror for the Atomic Age

Folk horror is one of those nebulous sub-genres that seems, when one first sets out to define it, relatively simple. Yet the longer one dwells on it, the more one is exposed to it, the more complicated the definition becomes, until at last one simply throws up one’s […]