King Rat (1965)

Film Title

King Rat

Synopsis

A resourceful Corporal King is stuck in a Malaysian P.O.W. camp during WW2. He makes the best of things , using brains, bribery and larceny.

Director

Bryan Forbes

Cast

George Segal
Tom Courtenay
James Fox
James Donald
Patrick O'Neal
John Mills

In wartime, it is not always the highest ranked individuals that run the show. Oftentimes, like with Ex-PFC Wintergreen and Corporal Milo Minderbinder in Heller’s masterpiece Catch-22, it is the most cunning and resourceful who are in charge. George Segal stars in his best performance ever in writer/director Bryan Forbes’s 1965 adaptation of James Clavell’s […]

The Bridge On The River Kwai

Film Title

The Bridge On The River Kwai

Synopsis

British POW’s are forced to build a bridge for their Japanese captors.

Director

David Lean

Cast

Alec Guinness
William Holden
Jack Hawkins
Sessue Hayakawa
James Donald
Geoffrey Horne

There are war movies and there are more war movies, but I do not hesitate to state that The Bridge on the River Kwai is as unique as it is excellent. Within the huge category of war movies, we have many about prisoners of war, and the inevitable nightmares and madness of horrific situations brought […]

Lawrence Of Arabia (1962)

Film Title

Lawrence Of Arabia

Synopsis

The story of T.E. Lawrence, who united Arab forces to have a serious impact on the WW1 war against the Turks.

Director

David Lean

Cast

Peter O'Toole
Sir Alec Guinness
Anthony Quinn
Anthony Quayle
Jack Hawkins
Omar Sharif
Claude Rains

Lawrence Of Arabia is David Lean’s 1962 epic that won 7 Oscars, but of course, not the one that counted for the always overlooked Peter O’Toole. His resume includes Doctor Zhivago, Bridge On The River Kwai, and other classics. His masterpiece, of course, is Lawrence Of Arabia, an almost 4 hour long bum-numbing epic without […]

A Face In The Crowd (1957)

Film Title

A Face In The Crowd

Synopsis

An Arkansas drunk and drifter becomes an overnight sensation and obsession. Will he be exposed for what he really is?

Director

Elia Kazan

Cast

Andy Griffith
Patricia Neal
Walter Matthau
Anthony Franciosa
Lee Remmick
Paul McGrath
Kay Medford

A Face In The Crowd made me sick. I hated everything about it. I wanted to reach through the flatscreen and punch Andy Griffith’s grinning mug. Why? Because every minute of this movie reminded me of our sitting Idiot In Chief, Donald Trump. This movie was made in 1957 and was as white as Wonder […]

Bring Me The Head of Alfredo Garcia

Film Title

Bring Me The Head of Alfredo Garcia

Director

Sam Peckinpah

Cast

Warren Oates, Isela Vega, Robert Webber, Kris Kristofferson, Emilio FernŠndez

If you are a fan of this site, it will go without saying that you are also a fan of sleazy, gritty 70s crime films. Well, folks, this is the one. Once youíve seen Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, you have been to the top of the mountain. No other film of its […]

THE MUPPET MOVIE (1979)

The Electric Mayhem shows us that drugs make better musicians. Kermit shows us that failure is a part of success. Piggy shows us that women…

THE EARRINGS OF MADAME DE…

One of the finest works in any media regarding human nature.

THE LAW

When men were men…

TRUCK TURNER

Uhura will cut a bitch.

SEVEN THINGS I LOVE ABOUT (THE REAL) CLASH OF THE TITANS

Few things are as priceless as the sea-swept looks of orgasmic awe on Poseidonís face when he lets loose the Kraken on Zeusí orders…