Tagged: crime

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...

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...

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...

THE CONVERSATION

In between making The Godfather 1 and 2, Director Francis Ford Coppola made another classic that’s not quite as popular but every bit as...

RAISING ARIZONA

“I tried to stand up and fly straight, but it wasn’t easy with that sumbitch Reagan in the White House. I dunno. They say...

Charley Varrick

The Films of Don Siegel: Charley Varrick

The 1970s was an incredible decade for cinema. One of my personal favorite films from that era is Don Siegel’s crime thriller Charley Varrick....

Face Off

CRIMEWATCH: Face/Off

Q: What do you get when you put John Travolta and Nicolas Cage in a John Woo film? A: Some really great cinema! I...

The Sting

CRIMEWATCH: The Sting

After working together on the smash hit western Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid (1969), Director George Roy Hill, Robert Redford and Paul Newman...

Mean Streets

Martin Scorsese’s Mean Streets

In 1973, a new director named Martin Scorsese arrived on the scene and came crashing through the door of cinema with a wildly different...