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My Review of Flight to Fury (1964) - A Jack Nicholson Retrospective

Click here for the introduction and the first review in my Jack Nicholson Retrospective.

And I’m back!

The sixth film in the Jack Nicholson retrospective is a unique one as it’s the first film where Mr Nicholson not only stars, but is also credited with writing the screenplay. 441 more words


Blu-Ray News #122: Wasp Woman And Beast From Haunted Cave (1959).

This one snuck up on me — and with so many great things being announced, one right after another, it was just a matter of time before something would fall through the cracks. 249 more words

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Fear of Santa Claus Pt 3 (Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out, 1989)

In the 3rd installment, things get weird.  The first two films were straight up slasher films.  This film introduces a psychic blind girl who has a connection to Ricky.   293 more words


Blu-Ray News #89: The Film Detective's Roger Corman Collection.

The Film Detective has gathered up three Roger Corman pictures and repackaged them on Blu-Ray at a special price. Sounds like a good idea to me. 241 more words

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The Shooting

Recognize the name Monte Hellman? If you’re a fan of low-budget, cult classics with some loyal fan bases, Hellman is the director for you. In 1966, Hellman shot two low-budget westerns in back-to-back fashion, Ride in the Whirlwind (flawed but pretty decent) and… 653 more words

EFC II #79 - Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#79 – Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)
Dir. Monte Hellman
Starring: James Taylor, Dennis Wilson, Laurie Bird, Warren Oates

The seventy-ninth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, a minimalistic 70s road movie with a unique cast, Two-Lane Blacktop. 35 more words

Epic Film Challenge

Two-Lane Blacktop (1971) | This road movie cult classic is Top Gear for petrolheads and indie film freaks

Two-Lane Blacktop (which got its US release on 7 July 1971) is one of the most celebrated road movies ever and a key film of the New American Cinema era that was made during a period when US film-makers were experimenting with a series of counterculture offerings like 1969’s… 396 more words