Third Encounters Of A Close Kind -or- Standing On A Corner In Muncie, Indiana

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Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977)

Film Title

Close Encountes Of The Third Kind

Synopsis

The Aliens are coming for us and our mashed potatoes

Director

Steven Spielberg

Cast

Richard Dreyfuss
Francois Truffaut
Melinda Dillon
Bob Balaban
Terri Garr
Cary Guffey

It’s a shame Star Wars had to come out in 1977. Two great films were left in the shadows of its colossal reign at the international box office. The first was William Friedkin’s Sorcerer. The second was Steven Spielberg’s under looked gem; Close Encounters of the Third Kind. When I call Close Encounters underrated, I […]

Ricochet (1991)

Film Title

Ricochet

Synopsis

A District Attorney is stalked by his worst nightmare

Director

Russell Mulcahy

Cast

Denzel Washington
John Lithgow
Jesse Ventura
Ice-T
Kevin Pollack
Lindsay Wagner
Victoria Dillard

Tagline: “He’s a cop accused of murder. And the only man who knows he’s innocent is the killer who framed him. This is one case that’s going to be settled out of court.” Entire Story In Fewer Words Than Are In This Sentence:  Homicidal maniac obsesses over hot black sex cop.  Homoeroticism:  It is perhaps […]

Network: A Look At A Classic

Film Title

Network

Synopsis

We are mad as Hell, and not going to take it anymore

Director

Sidney Lumet

Cast

Faye Dunaway
William Holden
Peter Finch
Robert Duvall
Wesley Addy
Ned Beatty

Network is certainly not the greatest movie ever made, and I would never argue that it achieves any lasting impact as a work of art. Its style is flat (like most television programs, appropriately enough), and you’ll hardly remember any of the visuals. Still, it remains my favorite films because I don’t believe a better […]

2001, A New View: Or Stanley Kubrick’s Forgotten Hal Edition

OK, as to be expected, the visionary, prophet, and his own cameraman, Stanley (99 takes is never too much) Kubrick, fucked it up. You know, Stanley, the Huck Finn to Spielberg’s Tom Sawyer. 2001 is a Frankenstein murder mystery. In this case the good doctor is his own monster. What’s up with the three scientists […]

12 Best Romantic Movies on Netflix 2020

Description: At the beginning of 2020, many people were forced to stay at home, in conditions of self-isolation. Thanks to Netflix’s romantic comedies, quarantine can be made easier and more enjoyable 2020 was an amazing year in the history of mankind. Unfortunately, this is a negative surprise. Because the beginning of the year brought the […]

Scream, Queen! My Nightmare On Elm Street (2019)

Film Title

Scream, Queen! My Nightmare On Elm Street

Synopsis

The homoerotic aspect of the Nightmare On Elm St. Franchise

Director

Roman Chimienti, Tyler Jensen

Cast

Mark Patton
Cecil Baldwin-Narrarator

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge rivals even Top Gun and Commando as the gayest movie of the 80s, and therefore of all time. While the glistening classics of 80s Action are awash in (perhaps) unintended homoeroticism, 80s horror movies such as Elm Street 2 and Sleepaway Camp have at the core of […]

The Platform: Netflix

Film Title

The Platform

Synopsis

In The Hole, it’s not what you eat, but who you eat

Director

Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia

Cast

Ivan Massauge
Zorion Eugileor
Antonia San Juan
Emilio Buale
Alexandra Masangkay
Eric Goode

*Mostly Spoiler Free Review* In most of the incarceration movies I have watched, food is one of the high water marks of the day. Convicts march to the chow hall, get their individual trays and portions, and sit and eat with their race or gangs. If they are in isolation or the hole, unit-dose trays […]

Twilight (1998)

Film Title

Twilight

Synopsis

A retired and washed-up private eye accepts one last challenge

Director

Robert Benton

Cast

Paul Newman
Gene Hackman
Susan Sarandon
James Garner
Reese Witherspoon
M. Emmet Walsh
Stockard Channing
Liev Schreiber

Harry Ross (Paul Newman) is an ex cop, ex P.I., ex drunk, who knows being a detective is a hell of a way to make a living. Robert Benton’s 1998 film noir, Twilight proves it. It becomes like a law of nature, especially when you get close to the beautiful people of Hollywood. Star power. […]

The Great Silence (1968)

Film Title

The Great Silence

Synopsis

One of the most sadistic Western villains ever wants you to “always respect the dead”

Director

Sergio Corbucci

Cast

Klaus Kinski
Jean-Louis Trentignant
Frank Wolff
Vonetta McGee
Luigi Pistilli
Mario Brega

Having recently seen the gorgeous remastered Film Movement version of this bleak and bloody masterpiece, I can only say; The Great Silence is the greatest Spaghetti Western not directed by Sergio Leone. While I know that Sergio Corbucci was always more bleak and violent than Leone, nothing can prepare you for this film’s absolutely gut […]