THE BEST PICTURE PROJECT – ‘The French Connection’ (1971)

In 1972, the 44th Academy Awards ceremony was held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. Honouring the films released between January 1, 1971 and December 31, 1971, the awards were held on April 10. 1,206 more words


Still of the Night (1982)

Alternative Title?

When Meryl Met Chief Brody in Hitchcock Land

When the dead body of Josef Sommer is discovered following the opening credits of this Robert Benton directed feature, Roy Scheider and Meryl Streep will find themselves in a muddled world of Hitchcock(isms) for the next 93 minutes of screen time. 682 more words

Daily Take


James and I watched this together this afternoon, it was a film I recommended James see due to it’s importance in cinema history.

Recently I started listening to a new podcast by Chuck Bryant (he of… 297 more words


holiday catch up

/// surprisingly not terrible

/// Demme’s Hitch film

// a hairy slog

/// visually fun with a dull lead

///- enjoyable caper flick

//// Polish horror film with mermaids…need I say more

Sorcerer: Friedkin's Tense Classic is Back With a Vengeance!

One Dr. Mark Kermode of the Church of Wittertainment recently put us onto a forgotten classic – William Friedkin’s Sorcerer (1977). Although great things were expected of it at the time, it had a disastrous international run at the box office and was a colossal failure. 989 more words

Special Features

A Movie A Day #329: The Fourth War (1990, directed by John Frankenheimer)

The year is 1989 and the Cold War is coming to an end.  Colonel Jack Knowles (Roy Scheider) was a hero in Vietnam but now, years later, his eagerness to fight has made him an outsider in the U.S. 256 more words


Gene Hackman: The French Connection & The Conversation

This year’s winter project featuring a classic male actor I am sketchy about is Gene Hackman. Based upon recommendations, I’m starting off with a strong pair that many have remarked were Gene’s best-known or favorite performance. 596 more words