Just in time for Halloween terror: an icy, strange Italian giallo—that also works as dreamy parody—from the master.
…or: The Quentin Tarantino Story!
What if you could travel back in time—say, 1984—to the height of the B-action/adventure ninja craze, and re-live just one moment of your misspent youth—a youth spent wandering the aisles of local mom-and-pop video stores (Hometown Video vs. All That Video for my childhood town of 3,000) and depriving yourself of sleep to catch that… Read More ‘New York Ninja’ (2021): Resurrecting 1984 with love
Hey: there are red flags in even the best relationships. I should have understood that right away when I started dating my wife all those years ago. Now, I let it slide when she said The French Connection and Bullitt were “boring.” And I said, “Fine, whatever,” when she wouldn’t let me hang up my Shaft’s Big… Read More ‘Top Gun’ (1986): A lesson in mid ’80s Hollywood moviemaking
What’s wrong with men? Can’t they commit? Is sex all they want? For your answer, just ask the Diceman.
Chasing the elusive blues is no small task…when you’re tradin’ licks with the devil.
Round 2 for the obvious appeal to Shout! Factory to get wise and start sending us product…or we won’t be responsible for ourselves.
A rare office visit from my editor (you can jimmy those rehab locks with a gum wrapper) resulted in a request to look at Hundra, the 1983 Italian-American-Spanish fantasy swashbuckler from director Matt Cimber. Apparently, a new Blu-ray transfer is coming from Dark Force Entertainment, and if I know my editor, he’s probably into them… Read More ‘Hundra’ (1983): A welcome addition to the sword-and-sorcery genre
If you had any idea how difficult it’s been for my editor and me to sober up to the point where we can just function figure out just what the hell Shout! Factory is releasing this week and what we have to review…you wouldn’t believe me. So. Let’s just get on with it, shall we?
Nick Parker has made a few enemies: They’re mad. They’re mean. And they’re ugly. He’s lucky he can’t see what he’s up against.