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Independent Life: An Interview with Greydon Clark

(Originally posted June 2013 at Cinemachine)

There are not many auteurs in the history of exploitation, let alone those whose careers span decades, let alone those whose style is so irreverent yet essentially good natured and fun as Greydon Clark… 908 more words



written by: Herman Hoffman
produced by: Vincent M. Fennelly
directed by: Paul Wendkos
rated: unrated
runtime: 105 min.
U.S. release date: July 30, 1969
DVD/Blu-ray release date: May 11, 2010… 1,017 more words

Charley Varrick (1973)

Don Siegel’s Charley Varrick has become a bit of an obscure picture, but it is as quintessentially 70s in its ideals and execution as any other second-tier genre classic of the era. 508 more words


Bonus Feature: Who Loots The Looters?; The Genesis of Charley Varrick

” ‘Charley Varrick, Last of the Independents.’ I like that. Has a ring of–finality.”

I should probably explain.

Donald E. Westlake had no role whatsoever in the writing or production of…

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July's Southern Movie of the Month

OK, let’s get this straight right off the bat— pun intended. I’m not writing here about the stupid remake from 2004, the one with The Rock in it. 2,510 more words

The Deep South

The Living Daylights

The Living Daylights is the 15th Bond film and the first to star Timothy Dalton as super-spy, bad-taste comedian and misogynist James Bond.

After the sheer silliness of the Roger Moore era, Dalton helps ground a franchise that was quite literally floating off into space. 412 more words