Category: Reviews

Rio Bravo (1959)

Rio Bravo: 50 Furious Westerns Series

The story goes that after seeing the Western High Noon (1952) together one day at the movies and disliking it, Director Howard Hawks and...

Elite Squad

Berlinale review: Tropa de Elite 2

In 2008 at the Berlin International Film Festival (aka the Berlinale; /ber-lee-nah-lae/) a Brazilian movie that depicted the work of Rio de Janeiro’s special...

black dynamite

BLACK DYNAMITE is Out of Sight, Ya Dig?

A few years back I watched Baaaadaaass! the semi-documentary about Melvin van Peebles‘ (GCDB) seminal blaxploitation film Sweet Sweetback’s Badass song. While it was...

G.I. Jane

Ridley Scott’s G.I. JANE

Demi Moore is one furious female in G.I. Jane! After making his ‘women fighting back’ film Thelma and Louise, Ridley Scott decided to tell...

Gaspar Noe’s ENTER THE VOID

One of the most aesthetically captivating films to be released in the last few years is Gaspar Noe’s 2009 psychedelic melodrama, Enter The Void....

Sydney Pollack’s JEREMIAH JOHNSON

In tribute to the annual Sundance Film Festival here’s a review one of our favorite films starring Robert Redford. This film was shot in...

Booze, Broads & Broken Bones: ROAD HOUSE

One of the most highly rewatchable films from the late 1980s is Rowdy Herrington’s Good Ol’ Boy action film ROAD HOUSE (1989). I remember...

Big Wednesday

John Milius’ BIG WEDNESDAY

After making the AIP crime film Dillinger (1973) and the sprawling adventure film The Wind and The Lion (1975), Writer-Director John Milius returned to...

Straight Time

CRIMEWATCH: Straight Time

In Ulu Grossbard’s crime film/character study Straight Time (1978) Dustin Hoffman stars as Max Dembo a career criminal who is newly released from prison....