THE CRAZIES: A Different Romero Infection

Romero offers up something a tad different than his zombie films. This time, humanity is even nastier even if it isn’t near as good as the Dead Series.

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Brian De Palma’s Sisters is One Hell of a Fractured Psychological Journey

Sisters. 1973. Directed by Brian De Palma. Screenplay by De Palma & Louisa Rose. Starring Margot Kidder, Jennifer Salt, Charles Durning, William Finley, Lisle Wilson, Barnard Hughes, Mary Davenport, & Dolph Sweet. Pressman-Williams/American International Pictures. Rated R. 93 minutes. Horror/Thriller ★★★★1/2 Brian De Palma is a quality filmmaker. That quality hasn’t been kicking around muchContinue reading “Brian De Palma’s Sisters is One Hell of a Fractured Psychological Journey”

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Electra Glide in Blue: One Motorcycle Cop’s Violent Ride to the Truth of Corruption

Electra Glide in Blue. 1973. Directed by James William Guercio. Screenplay by Robert Boris. Starring Robert Blake, Billy Green Bush, Mitchell Ryan, Jeannine Riley, Elisha Cook Jr., Royal Dano, Peter Cetera, & Terry Kath. Guercio-Hitzig. Not Rated. 114 minutes. Crime/Drama/Mystery ★★★★ Disclaimer: certain portions of this review will contain spoilers about the film’s ending. IfContinue reading “Electra Glide in Blue: One Motorcycle Cop’s Violent Ride to the Truth of Corruption”

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Altman’s The Long Goodbye is Perfect Post-Modern Film Noir

The Long Goodbye. 1973. Directed by Robert Altman. Screenplay by Leigh Brackett; based on the novel by Raymond Chandler. Starring Elliott Gould, Nina van Pallandt, Sterling Hayden, Mark Rydell, Henry Gibson, David Arkin, Jim Bouton, Jack Knight, David Carradine (uncredited), Rutanya Alda, Jack Riley, & Arnold Schwarzenegger (uncredited). E-K-Corporation/Lion’s Gate Films. Rated R. 112 minutes.Continue reading “Altman’s The Long Goodbye is Perfect Post-Modern Film Noir”

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William Friedkin Gets to the Pulse of Fear with The Exorcist

  The Exorcist. 1973. Dir. William Friedkin. Written by William Peter Blatty, based on his novel. Starring Ellen Burstyn, Max Von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb, Kitty Winn, Jack MacGowran, Jason Miller, and Linda Blair. Warner Brothers Rated 18A. 132 minutes. Horror ★★★★★ (Movie) ★★★★★ (Blu ray release) By now, everyone has either seen The Exorcist orContinue reading “William Friedkin Gets to the Pulse of Fear with The Exorcist”

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