A Strange Man in a Strange World watching Strange Films...
Ahh, 1970's movies made for television... Featuring a Psychotic glove-clad killer armed with a van and a pounding fiddle filled 8-track, over-the-top beat you over the head feminism (...and won't stop reminding you), male jerks of the police detective and TV-reporter variety, celebrity packed cast: Frank Gorshin, Peter Graves, Barbara Rush, Dinah Shore, Abe Vigoda, George Hamilton, Harriet Nelson, and a whole 'lotta road rage!
Death Car on the Freeway isn't as exciting as I was intiallly lead to believe,…
1. The Criterion Challenge 2021 - 1984 - watch a film released the year of Criterion's inception.
I'm speechless... This is such an emotionally overwhelming film. The performances from Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski(and amazingly gorgeous), Dean Stockwell, Aurore Clément, and Hunter Carson are phenomenal. It's hard to give Paris, Texas the proper long and intricate review it deserves here, however I'll leave that after a second or third viewing while I collect my thoughts. Bravo to Wim, Robbie(those shots and beautiful colors!) and everyone involved with this exceptionally important film.
There was no way I was leaving 2020 without seeing this! ...And Joe D'Amato* did not disappoint!
1980's Italian Post Apocalyptic films more often than not hit the right spot for me... The cold ruthless and lawless desolate nature of them all are very appealing. Where it feels like anything can happen... and it especially does here. With destruction. Fascist Raiding Bandits over the Rebel Warriors called The Rangers...take your pick!
Yes 2020 is messy and all over the place(fitting…