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The Task: Watch and write about every movie on my shelf, in order (Blu-rays are sorted after DVDs), by June 10, 2015.  Remaining movies: 15  780 more words


Deliverance (1972), John Boorman

A tense action tale mingled with a horror story, John Boorman’s 1972 Deliverance showcases – through the clash of urban sensibilities and rural stubbornness – the complexities and contradictions of defending nature (itself a magnificent foe here) against human greed. 832 more words

In The Electric Mist (2009)

Director – Bertrand Tavernier

Starring – Tommy Lee Jones, John Goodman, Peter Sarsgaard, Mary Steenburgen, Kelly Macdonald, Ned Beatty, Pruitt Taylor Vince


Full of flashbacks in a post-Katrina New Orleans

Film Reviews

DELIVERANCE (1972 United States)

Nature, in the wild, can be violent. How appropriate that the setting should be the American South. Very few places in the U.S. are, or have been, as violent as redneck country. 562 more words


Deliverance (1972)

Directed by John Boorman and based on the novel of the same name by James Dickey, Deliverance is another one of those essential 1970s films. Often considered among the first of the survival pictures, this 1972 movie can be interpreted a number of different ways but seems to carry very sure themes about civilization, survival and the evil that men do. 720 more words


Three by Lumet: Thoughts on NETWORK, THE FUGITIVE KIND, and THE VERDICT.

It’s not often that I watch films exclusively by one director in a short amount of time (I had a Buñuel binge in January), but last week I had a lapse into Lumet. 598 more words


Deliverance or: The Less Desirables Movie of the Week


This week for The Less Desirables Movie of the Week, brought to you by the Official Movie Sponsor of The Less Desirables, a/perture Cinema… 561 more words

The Less Desirables