Tagged: crime

Cul-De-Sac

Roman Polanski’s Cul-De-Sac

cul–de–sac 1: a blind diverticulum or pouch 2: a street or passage closed at one end. Two wounded criminals Dickie (Lionel Stander) and his...

CRIMEWATCH: The Flim Flam Man

In The Flim Flam Man (1967), a southern fried 60’s screwball crime comedy directed by the late Irvin Kerschner, George C. Scott plays Mordecai...

Noodles gets high

CRIMEWATCH: Once Upon A Time in America

INTRODUCTION Sergio Leone. Whenever I hear that name I think of cinema at its most exhillerating and wildly creative. His take on Westerns single...

A Clockwork Orange, Straw Dogs, The Exorcist, Apocalypse Now

50 FURIOUS FILMS: THE 1970s

Chances are if you love movies, a good portion of some of your favorite titles were released in the decade that brought us a...

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...

Cool Hand Luke

POSTERS: Cool Hand Luke

“Sometimes nothin’ is a real cool hand” We’d like to kick off our latest feature on Furious Cinema with the theatrical poster from one...

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...

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....

CRIMEWATCH: King of New York

“This country spends $100 billion a year on getting high, and it’s not because of me. All that time I was wasting in jail,...

Danny DeVito’s HOFFA

In the 1992 big screen adaptation of the story of Jimmy Hoffa, Jack Nicholson stars as the legendary teamster president. Danny DeVito directs and...