The Crazies (1973)

Directed by George Romero Written by Paul McCullough and George Romero Starring: Lane Carroll, Will MacMillan, Richard France, Lynn Howry Tagline: A Biological Civil War Trivia: No real stunt personnel were used, locals were used instead. Although it’s a mess of a movie, The Crazies will always be a curiosity to George Romero fans. Released […]

A Boy and His Dog (1975)

Directed by L.Q. Jones Written by L.Q. Jones (based on the Harlan Ellison novella) Starring: Don Johnson, Jason Robards, Tim McIntire (voice), Susanne Benton Tagline: The year is 2024 . . . a future you’ll probably live to see. Trivia: Ray Mazarek of The Doors played on the soundtrack. Now considered a cult film, A […]

The Bold Ones: The Senator: “A Single Blow of the Sword”

Directed John Badham Written by Jerrold Freedman Air Date: February 28, 1971 In the final episode of The Senator, the teleplay dealt with race and poverty. The passage of the Inner City Self Help Act would use government revenue to spur economic growth for African-Americans. Stowe realizes his knowledge of the inner city is limited, but […]

The Wrong Man (1956)

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock Written by Maxwell Anderson and Angus MacPhail Starring: Henry Fonda, Vera Miles, Anthony Quayle, Harold J. Stone, Charles Cooper Trivia: The Wrong Man is the only Alfred Hitchcock film where he appears in the prologue and actually introduces his own film, much in the style of his introductions for Alfred Hitchcock […]

The Death of Stalin (2017)

Directed by Armano Iannucci Written by Armando Iannucci, David Schneider, Ian Martin, Peter Fellows Starring: Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Jeffrey Tambor, Andrea Riseborough, Rupert Friend, Michael Palin The Death of Stalin combines Seinfeld style hijinks, Godfather level intrigue, and soul crushing historical tragedy. Josef Stalin died in 1953 and the film chronicles the power struggle among the Central Committee of the […]