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
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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
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 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