The Phoenix Incident (2015)
Film / Science Fiction

The Phoenix Incident (2015)

The Phoenix Incident mixes shaky found footage material (supposedly footage showing four young men having an unpleasant close encounter in the desert) with mockumentary interludes as not-terribly-convincing actors play loved ones, whistleblowers, experts and other interested parties commenting on the action. Taking as its inspiration the much documented sighting of mysterious lights in the night … Continue reading

Mysteries from Beyond Earth (1975)
Documentary / Fantasy / Science Fiction

Mysteries from Beyond Earth (1975)

Starting with what looks like out-takes from the Tom Baker era Doctor Who opening titles and a narration taken from H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds over footage lifted from various 50s science fiction films, this obscurity is another of those UFOs-are-real-honestly-they-are monstrosities that offers absolutely no evidence at all, just shaky science, shakier film … Continue reading

Ten great… Close Encounters of the Third Kind moments
10 Great... / Film / Science Fiction

Ten great… Close Encounters of the Third Kind moments

Forty years ago, Steven Spielberg released Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), the second big game-changing science fiction blockbuster of the year after Star Wars (1977). Back in cinemas now in a new 4K restoration, what better time to reacquaint ourselves with some of the extraordinary, iconic images from the film. In truth Close … Continue reading