ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK: Carpenter’s Hyperviolent Dystopian Prison State

John Carpenter’s dystopian classic is a vision of a prison state where American democracy and institutions have failed; where violence and chaos reign!

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The Hateful Eight: Tarantino & Race Relations in America

The Hateful Eight. 2015. Directed & Written by Quentin Tarantino. Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kurt Russell, Walton Goggins, Bruce Dern, Demián Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, James Parks, Dana Gourrier, Zoë Bell, and Gene Jones. The Weinstein Company. Rated 18A. 187 minutes. Comedy/Drama/Mystery ★★★★★ For me, when I first got interested in film QuentinContinue reading “The Hateful Eight: Tarantino & Race Relations in America”

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Back to the Cannibalism of the Wild West with Bone Tomahawk

Bone Tomahawk. 2015. Directed & Written by S. Craig Zahler. Starring Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Richard Jenkins, Sean Young, Lil Simmons, Zahn McClarnon, Matthew Fox, David Arquette, Kathryn Morris, and Sid Haig. Caliber Media Company. Rated R. 132 minutes. Horror/Western ★★★★★ This is a movie I’ve waited a long time to see. Ever since IContinue reading “Back to the Cannibalism of the Wild West with Bone Tomahawk”

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Isolated Paranoia: John Carpenter’s The Thing

John Carpenter’s The Thing. 1982. Directed by John Carpenter. Screenplay by Bill Lancaster, from a story by John W. Campbell Jr. Starring Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, Richard Masur, T.K. Carter, David Clennon, Richard Dysart, Charles Hallahan, Peter Maloney, and Donald Moffat. Universal Pictures/Turman-Foster Company. Rated R. 109 minutes. Horror/Science Fiction ★★★★★ It’s hardContinue reading “Isolated Paranoia: John Carpenter’s The Thing”

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