• Days of Thunder

    Days of Thunder

    ★★★★

    "control is an illusion you infantile egomaniac. nobody knows what's gonna happen next; not on a freeway, not in an airplane, not inside our own bodies and certainly not on a racetrack with 40 other infantile egomaniacs."

    rubbin is racin!!!! rides the perfect line of genuinely rousing and sentimental about the sport/craft while still making room for how the industry that has formed around it is poisonous. tom legit one of the greatest movie stars and tony was too good…

  • Never Take Sweets from a Stranger

    Never Take Sweets from a Stranger

    ★★★★

    hammers films went 👁️ mode in this very effectively paranoid and frustrated domestic thriller about the web of institutional corruption that prevents a rich, powerful and respected figure in a small canadian town from facing justice for his practically open pedophilia until it's too late. like sam fuller expanded even further on with The Naked Kiss frankel makes great use of being as explicit and confrontational as possible about the perverse subject matter combined with old-fashioned techniques of preminger and…

  • Rocky II

    Rocky II

    ★★★

    talked about in full alongside Rocky (1976) on the latest patron-exclusive, bonus episode of my genre/exploitation film podcast SLEAZOIDS, which you can access over on our patreon by clicking here.

    subscribing to our patreon gains you access to this episode, all previous bonus eps (82!! you can see all the films covered so far here) and all future bonus eps (2 more every single month!!). you can listen to all of our 86 free episodes over on soundcloud, itunes or spotify.

  • Rocky

    Rocky

    ★★★★★

    talked about in full alongside Rocky II (1979) on the latest patron-exclusive, bonus episode of my genre/exploitation film podcast SLEAZOIDS, which you can access over on our patreon by clicking here.

    subscribing to our patreon gains you access to this episode, all previous bonus eps (82!! you can see all the films covered so far here) and all future bonus eps (2 more every single month!!). you can listen to all of our 86 free episodes over on soundcloud, itunes or spotify.

  • Command Performance

    Command Performance

    ★★

    dolph does his own russian concert venue Die Hard where he's a shirtless, tattooed biker/metal drummer that viciously kills terrorists with various band equipment because he doesn't like guns until for whatever reason he's just fine with guns. dolph is pretty good in the role (better than most of the supporting cast, anyway) and the conceived action is nasty but, again, the dude is just not much of a director unfortunately. whole thing is shot in these cheap-looking, unmotivated handheld…

  • Stone Cold

    Stone Cold

    ★★★★

    hosted a live virtual screening of this tonight with the SLEAZOIDS gang, thx to everyone who came out to watch the boz blow up a helicopter and the supreme court with a biker gang run by lance henriksen and william forsythe. it was a blast

  • Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

    Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

    ★★★★★

    a tough and deliberate neo-noir with a perverse sense of humor and romance about the central mission to trade in the rotting head of a corpse for money until suddenly it very brutally strips you of all hope of anything after the mission and becomes this ugly, fatalistic and feral horror western. no past, no future, just the absurd/filthy logistics of the job at hand followed by a never-ending present of senseless, slow-motion bodily destruction. a desperate cry into the…

  • On Deadly Ground

    On Deadly Ground

    ★★★★

    steven seagal takes his usual derivative conspiracy revenge actioner and questionable appropriation of eastern/indigenous culture and takes each to such extremes he winds up channeling both Billy Jack and First Blood in one of the most strange and egotistical pure ownage movies ever conceived. every single character in a position of corporate, political and military power in this is forced to call seagal the coolest guy ever for wearing a deerskin jacket, slapping people around and saying shit like "what…

  • Above the Law

    Above the Law

    ★★★

    steven seagal successfully takes on iran–contra by completely destroying various chicago businesses and public spaces with the bodies of drug-dealers, feds, italian hit squads, CIA torture experts and anyone else that seems to mostly just mildly annoy him.

    full discussion coming soon on the podcast.

  • Nosferatu the Vampyre

    Nosferatu the Vampyre

    ★★★★

    a movie about a normal guy who risks it all for a taste of isabelle adjani.

  • Modern Romance

    Modern Romance

    ★★★★

    "you've heard of a no-win situation, haven't you? no? really, no? you've never heard of one? vietnam? this? i'm telling you they're around. i think we're in one of them."

  • Hardcore

    Hardcore

    ★★★★

    "nobody makes it. nobody shows it. nobody sees it."

    opening the doors that shouldn't be opened, navigating the economy of a thing that doesn't exist, literally breaking through the sets all around you and finding nothing but your own failure. schrader exorcises his repressed midwest calvinist upbringing in the gutter filth movie houses he escaped to, and where his own career got started.