1977 Movie Review: SORCERER, 1977

Classic Movie Review
Directed by William Friedkin
Starring Roy Scheider, Bruno Cremer, Francisco Rabal, Amidou
Review by Tony Taylor


Four men, whose past actions have condemned them to a life of living hell in a Latin American country, are hired to transport a deadly and unstable supply of nitroglycerin 218 miles through treacherous jungle. 796 more words

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Why William Friedkin's 'Sorcerer' was a 'Ballbreaker'

Oscar-winning director William Friedkin’s SORCERER hit theaters 40 years ago this summer in the wake of the STAR WARS juggernaut, and so the timing could not have been worse for this thrilling, underrated jungle adventure that I have grown to love. 1,020 more words


Sorcerer (1977)

For whatever reason I found myself interested in a 40-year-old thriller called Sorcerer, which turned out to be a remake of a European 1950’s thriller called  706 more words


2017 Movie #62: Marathon Man (1976)

Marathon Man may feature a lot of running, but it’s no sports movie. Over the first hour of John Schlesinger’s Marathon Man, based on a novel by William Goldman, a whole lot of groundwork is laid and it’s really not clear how any of it relates. 304 more words



Amity Island, nighttime, 1975. Chrissy Watkins leaves a beach party after having a few drinks with a handsome-looking fella who is way drunker than she is and joins her on the promise of some late-night skinny dipping. 961 more words


Screening: Jaws (1975).

Directed by Steven Spielberg
Screenplay by Peter Benchley and Carl Gottlieb
Based on the novel by Peter Benchley
Director of Photography: Bill Butler
Film Editor: Verna Fields… 104 more words


A Big Screen, Some Popcorn, and JAWS (Universal 1975)

Dun-dun, dun-dun, dun-dun, dun-dun…..

This past Wednesday night, I went out to New Bedford’s Zeiterion Theater to watch a screening of the summertime classic JAWS. The Z, as we locals call it, began life as a vaudeville palace in 1923, and five months later changed its name to The State and ran the latest silent movies. 447 more words

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