Damaged Masculinity + Small Town Fates in BACK ROADS

Alex Pettyfer's directorial debut is a moody, subdued story about masculinity, family dysfunction, and small town repression.

LIFEFORCE: Hooper’s Vampires Reflect the Worst of Us

Tobe Hooper's LIFEFORCE isn't great, but its themes make the whole thing eerie enough for a dark night alone.

NIGHTBREED— Or, A Tale of Two Cities

Clive Barker's NIGHTBREED explores the difference between experiences in the city, focused on those with power v. those without.

Wake in Fright – Part 2

John Grant finds life getting even worse in the Yabba, after Mick & Joe take him for a pig hunt in the bush.

Fear Will Eat You Alive in Stephen King’s IT

For all its faults, this adaptation of Stephen King does have teeth; sharp ones.

GOAT: Masculinity Unbound

Masculinity isn't always a bad thing. When it goes toxic, it's the worst thing.

Robin Hardy’s The Wicker Man: Fever Dream Memories of Christianity and Paganism

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-tDnavDCwI The Wicker Man. 1973. Directed by Robin Hardy. Screenplay by Anthony Shaffer; based on the novel Ritual by David Pinner. Starring Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Diane Cilento, Britt Ekland, Ingrid Pitt, Lindsay Kemp, Russell Water, Aubrey Morris, Irene Sunters, Walter Carr, Ian Campbell, & Roy Boyd. British Lion Film Corporation. Rated R. 94 minutes. …

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The Godfather: A Definitive American Classic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0VGcWHkNeA The Godfather. 1972. Directed & Written by Francis Ford Coppola; based on Mario Puzo's novel of the same name. Starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Richard S. Castellano, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden, John Marley, Richard Conte, Al Lettieri, Diane Keaton, Abe Vigoda, Talia Shire, Gianni Russo, John Cazale, & Rudy Bond. Paramount Pictures/Alfran …

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