The Hospital: A Dark Bureaucratic Comedy

The Hospital. 1971. Directed by Arthur Hiller. Screenplay by Paddy Chayefsky. Starring George C. Scott, Diana Rigg, Barnard Hughes, Richard Dysart, Stephen Elliott, Donald Harron, Andrew Duncan, Nancy Marchand, Jordan Charney, Roberts Blossom, Frances Sternhagen, & Katherine Helmond. Simcha Productions. Rated PG. 103 minutes. Comedy/Drama/Mystery ★★★★1/2 Arthur Hiller is probably most well known to peopleContinue reading “The Hospital: A Dark Bureaucratic Comedy”

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Come Get It in the Yarbles: Criminality in A CLOCKWORK ORANGE

Can we ever rehabilitate a criminal mind? Is some supposed rehabilitation too invasive?
A CLOCKWORK ORANGE goes beyond either question with a look at a young man primed for ultra-violence.

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STRAW DOGS: Violent Men Marking Their Territory

One of Peckinpah’s most provocative films gets at the heart of man & his hideous nature.

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Ken Russell’s THE DEVILS: Blood, Faith, Heresy, Sex

This infamous 1971 Ken Russell picture will forever live on in wonderful heresy.

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