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We open 1978 with a double feature of also-rans from the nunsploitation genre. It appears the not-so-good sisters unwittingly blessed the exploitation/horror/science fiction genres, because the year is chock-full of titles that cleaned up at the box office. 1,422 more words

Film Reviews

The Legitimacy of Paranoia in Mikey and Nicky (1976) & Mickey One (1965)

One of the most immediately striking aspects of Elaine May’s Mikey and Nicky is the way the film’s in media res introduction completely disorients anyone trying to get a grip on its overall narrative. 729 more words

Brandon Ledet


Gena Rowlands and John Cassavetes, in New York City,
photographed by Ron Galella

Low Level Crime and New York City Grime in Mean Streets (1973) & Mikey and Nicky (1976)

In our initial conversation about May’s Movie of the Month, the 1976 Elaine May mafia pic Mikey and Nicky, Alli wrote about how the modern organized crime picture as a genre typically is associated with large ensemble casts, gigantic budgets, and sweeping themes about the Italian immigrant experience in modern America. 912 more words

Brandon Ledet

A Movie A Day #127: Brass Target (1978, directed by John Hough)

Everything’s a conspiracy!

At least, that is the claim made by Brass Target, a twisty and unnecessarily complicated thriller that argues that General George S. 410 more words


John Cassavetes - Top 9

John Cassavetes is a frustrating case. I am, on the one hand, in agreement with so much of what he espouses, whether it be on his attitudes towards the ‘business’ side of filmmaking, the role of performance in society, or even his general philosophy on life. 1,486 more words

Articles & Lists

Movie of the Month: Mikey and Nicky (1976)

Every month one of us makes the rest of the crew watch a movie they’ve never seen before & we discuss it afterwards. This month… 4,925 more words

Brandon Ledet