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...

Badlands

Terrence Malick’s BADLANDS

Based on the true story of the Charles Starkweather killing spree in the 1950s, Badlands (1973) is the directorial debut of  Terrence Malick (The...

Falling Down

FALLING DOWN

Michael Douglas stars as William Foster a divorcée who loses his job as a defense engineer. Foster (known in the film only from his...

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...