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  • Infection 2005

    ★★ Watched 13 Nov, 2014

    Last week, I watched and reviewed the film, "Invasion." Evidently, "Invasion" is also known as "Infection." Written before I knew any better, here is my original review, which is now posted in the correct place with added footnotes.

    Albert Pyun, director of the Jean-Claude Van Damme science fiction film, "Cyborg," makes another foray into sci-fi with "Invasion,"* a film so cutting edge** that it only has one review***, so far, on Letterboxd. That review is what you are reading right…

  • Breakheart Pass 1975

    ★★★ Watched 19 Nov, 2014 2

    A Western mystery, taking place mostly on a train, "Breakheart Pass" takes some time to heat up but generates some solid genre adventure. Directed by Tom Gries and based on a novel by Alistair MacClean, the film stars Charles Bronson as an accused murderer who, like the train he rides, is not what he seems. The film is well-assembled and solidly engaging.

    As a train moves through the Rockies, its passengers begin to reach deadly ends; and it is up…

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  • Inception 2010

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 08 Jul, 2012 32

    "Inception," at its most basic, is two things. It is a heist film dressed in science fiction conventions; and it is a study of a man trying to free himself from a near-suffocating past. "Inception," at its more complex, is a cerebral pop-masterpiece. It is an enthralling combination of thought-provoking, layered story-telling and sumptuous aesthetics enhanced by near-flawless editing, sound design, effects, and musical score. Driven by a pitch-perfect cast and the confident directorial hand of Christopher Nolan, "Inception" is a brilliant and unrivaled piece of filmmaking.

  • Edge of Tomorrow 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 15 Nov, 2014 19

    For those who like their science fiction fast, fun, and smart, Doug Liman's "Edge of Tomorrow" is a treat. A slam-bang near-future epic, Liman's film boasts a natural, buoyant sense of humor, a hint of braininess, and a direct line to the sensibilities of any frustrated gamer. It is a wholly appealing genre spectacle.

    Beginning with the invasion of Earth by killer aliens dubbed mimics, "Edge of Tomorrow" focuses on Tom Cruise's military relations man busted down and into battle…