Jaws (1975) Review:

Director: Steven Spielberg

Runtime: 124 minutes

Cast: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, et al…

Plot (taken from IMDb: When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and a grizzled fisherman set out to stop it. 375 more words

Film Review

The French Connection (1971) - Updated

There is a pervading gritty realism to William Friedkin’s French Connection that undoubtedly took some cues from the French New Wave and the Neorealist movements. Hand-held cameras are taken to the streets of New York and to the train terminals. 623 more words

Long Review

Franchise Weekend - The French Connection (1971)

Director: William Friedkin

Writer: Ernest Tidyman (Screenplay) Robin Moore (Book)

Starring: Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, Roy Scheider, Tony Lo Bianco, Marcel Bozzuffi


Plot: A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection. 702 more words


Naked Lunch (1991)


Hell. Naked Lunch surely qualifies as one of David Cronenberg’s most intense, multi-layered, and head-spinning films. Unlike other classic Cronenberg films like The Fly… 106 more words

Film Reviews


Review by Derrick Carter

Running Time: 1 hour 44 minutes

MPAA Rating: R

Directed by: William Friedkin

Written by: Ernest Tidyman

(based on the book THE FRENCH CONNECTION by Robin Moore) 725 more words


The Critics Trashed This Film, But I Love It

Do any of you remember the 1975 movie Sheila Levine Is Dead And Living In New York?  It’s based on the novel of the same name by Gail Parent. 147 more words

Line(s) of the Day #Jaws

You’re gonna need a bigger boat.

Police Chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) in Jaws (1975), considered the first summer blockbuster. Despite a troubled shoot featuring technical problems and missed deadlines, it was a huge success and launched the career of director Steven Spielberg into Hollywood’s elite.

Alex Raphael