EL TOPO

Were it not for the delightfully anarchic opening passages, Alejandro Jodorowsky's El Topo would be wholly unwatchable, although the monotony and absurdity of its final hour is just about enough to chase away the good feeling achieved by the bloody, perverted beginning. Above all, the film is … Continue reading

CINDERELLA MAN

"Americans love a winner and will not tolerate a loser. Americans play to win all the time..The very thought of losing is hateful to Americans." -- PattonLet's face it: we inhabit a Rocky Balboa nation. Our reality is closer to the darker shadings of Sonny Liston and his sad demise in a … Continue reading

The Trials of Muhammad Ali

NOTE: R.I.P., Muhammad Ali (Jan. 017-1942- June 4-2016)The cruelest fate to have befallen Muhammad Ali is not the Parkinson's that has reduced him to a state of sorrowful immobility, nor the age and infirmity that have rendered him mute before a world that, more than ever, demands his … Continue reading