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Top Ten Time Twisters

Time-travel stories are a time-honored stable of the sci-fi genre. In hard science fiction literature the golden age of time-travel stories is past, because it came to be understood that there isn’t much of a believable scientific basis for…

The Spirit of ’76 (1990)

I have SF writer John Scalzi to thank for alerting me to the existence of The Spirit of ’76, which has become one of my favorite sci-fi comedies, more and more enjoyable every time I watch it. Scalzi mentioned it in his cool book The Rough…

Les Visiteurs Trilogy

Les Visiteurs (1993) The French time-travel yarn Les Visiteurs (1993) - sometimes called The Visitors in English  and not to be confused with the American remake, called Just Visiting (which is also reviewed further down this page) -…

Idaho Transfer (1973)

In what has to be the near future, it is hinted that an ecological disaster is in the process of occurring, and apparently the military has taken over the operation of society. A secret government facility, just about to be turned over to…

Retroactive (1997)

I think it’s fair to say that 1997 was the best year on record for science fiction movies. Extraordinarily, there were at least four classic masterpieces – Starship Troopers, The Fifth Element, Contact and Gattaca – and a smattering of…

Paradox Soldiers (2010)

During a 2009 reenactment of a Ukrainian WWII battle, two Russians and two Ukrainians are mysteriously time-displaced to the actual 1944 battle itself - and at least one of them has been there before. Um... what? This happens sometimes:…

Timecrimes (2007)

Next year there’s going to be an American remake of the 2007 Spanish time-travel thriller Los Cronocrímenes a.k.a. Timecrimes. It’s probably not going to live up to the original, which is a fantastic little piece of film-making and which I…