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Winners, Losers, and Survivors: A Crime Blog

October: Parker Month; The Influence:

The Outfit(1973) Review:

The next Parker film I will investigate is the 1973 John Flynn film adaptation of the third Parker book, The Outfit. 634 more words

And Survivors: A Crime Blog

“Rolling Thunder” Director John Flynn Takes Robert Duvall on a Revenge Ride in 1973’s “The Outfit”

In 1978, a year that saw the release of two very well-known post-Vietnam films, Michael Cimino’s “The Deer Hunter” and Hal Ashby’s “Coming Home,” there was a third film about Vietnam veterans that I loved much more than the aforementioned efforts, a truly nasty affair called “Rolling Thunder,” directed by a virtually unknown talent named John Flynn. 1,066 more words


Throwback Thursday Reviews: Cape Fear (1991)

Upon its release in 1991, Cape Fear had the unique and odd distinction of being both Martin Scorsese’s most conventional picture and his most experimental. Here the master filmmaker was working in the mainstream world of crafting an audience pleasing thriller. 638 more words


Part 2, Walking Tall (1975)

This second film that chronicles the life of southern Sheriff Buford Pusser picks up where the first one left off. The only difference is that when the bandages are removed that covered his facial injuries at the end of the first film we find he’s no longer played by Joe Don Baker. 398 more words

Daily Take

IMDb Bottom 100: Mitchell


I genuinely feel like there is a good, entertaining movie hidden inside of “Mitchell” somewhere. The idea of an eccentric, schlubby cop with curious and unclear ethical boundaries solving a major crime sounds pretty great to me. 379 more words


MUD, Review

This is exactly the kind of movie that I adore. Not a masterpiece, for sure, but MUD is one of those movies that captivate you and bring you into the story. 520 more words


The Pack (1977)

By Richard Winters

My Rating: 5 out of 10

4-Word Review: Dogs on the prowl.

Jerry (Joe Don Baker) moves to idyllic Seal Island with his new wife Millie (Hope Alexander-Willis) and their two sons. 535 more words