The Hateful Eight

March 30, 2016

It’s safe to say that at this point in his career, you know what you’re going to get with a Quentin Tarantino film – lots of incredibly well-written dialogue spouted by a colorful cast of characters who only stop talking when sudden, bloody violence... 

America Lost and Found: The BBS Story

December 20, 2010

To say Head (1968) is a cinematic oddity is an understatement. Intent at topping The Beatles at their own game, The Monkees appeared in a film that Bob Rafelson directed and co-wrote with none other than Jack Nicholson and that was even more experimental... 

The Driver

November 2, 2005

In the late ‘70s and early ‘80s Walter Hill was one of the best action/thriller directors. Like Don Siegel and Sam Peckinpah before him, Hill made lean, gritty no-nonsense genre pictures like The Warriors (1979), Southern Comfort (1981) and 48HRS... 

Mulholland Falls

May 31, 2005

They say timing is everything and this certainly applies to the release and reception of movies. Case in point: Mulholland Falls (1996). Released a year before the very similar L.A. Confidential (1997), Falls was also a retro-noir set in 1950s Los Angeles... 


September 27, 2002

A topic like the sordid life of America’s most notorious (and only) female serial killer who was also a highway prostitute with a lesbian lover is not the cheeriest, or some might suggest wisest, choice for your directorial debut. Writed/director...