Category: Reviews

Phillip Noyce’s Dead Calm

Before she became the famous wife of Tom Cruise, and after her role in Brian Trenchard-Smith’s 80s ozploitation cult classic BMX Bandits, Aussie actress...

CRIMEWATCH: Hickey & Boggs

In 1972, Robert Culp (Hannie Caulder) directed this neo-noir crime film set in Los Angeles. Culp co-wrote the screenplay with Walter Hill who would...

Peter Yates’ Mother Jugs & Speed

One of my favorite films from the 1970s is Peter Yates’ Mother Jugs and Speed (1976). The film follows a police officer (Harvey Keitel)...

The Low Budget Apocalypse

What if you made a post-apocalyptic movie with some really interesting ideas, convincing character actors and the potential to create your own story ecosystem?...

John Boorman’s Hell In The Pacific

During World War II, two soldiers, an American (Lee Marvin) and a Japanese (Toshiro Mifune) find themselves stranded on an island together. While the...

Lady In A Cage

I first saw Lady in a Cage (1964) on cable several years ago. At the time, I didn’t know anything about it, and it...

SCOTT WALKER: 30 Century Man

If you asked me a day ago “Who is Scott Walker?”, I wouldn’t have been able to tell you. His songs I’ve heard here...

CRIMEWATCH: Carlito’s Way

10 years after working together on the crime classic Scarface (1983), Brian DePalma and Al Pacino reunited for another crime film/character study called Carlito’s...