Strange Invaders (1983)

Directed by Michael Laughlin Written by Bill Condon, Michael Laughlin, anfd Walter Halsey Davis Starring: Paul Le Mat, Nancy Allen, Diane Scarwid, Michael Lerner, Louise Fletcher Trivia: Second part of an incomplete trilogy, known as the “Strange Trilogy”, by writer-director Michael Laughlin. The first part had been Strange Behavior (1981). Strange Invaders embraces the retro style that would guide […]

Blow-Up (1966)

Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni Written by Michelangelo Antonioni, Tonino Guerra, and Edward Bond Starring: David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles, John Castle, Jane Birkin Tagline: Sometimes, reality is the strangest fantasy of all. Trivia: Antonioni’s first English language film. Few films encapsulate the mood of the 1960s better than Antonioni’s Blow–Up. David Hemmings (Thomas) stars […]

Patton (1970)

Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner Written by Francis Ford Coppola and Edmund H. North Starring: George C. Scott and Karl Malden Tagline: George C. Scott won the Academy Award for best actor and famously refused to accept it, claiming that competition between actors was unfair and a “meat parade”. The playful politics of Patton assuaged […]

The Stunt Man (1980)

Directed by Richard Rush Written by Lawrence B. Marcus and Richard Rush (based on the novel by Paul Brodeur) Starring: Steve Railsback, Peter O’Toole, Barbara Hershey, Allen Garfield, Alex Rocco, Sharon Farrell, Charles Bail Tagline: He does wild and crazy things because he has nothing to lose…but his life. The Stunt Man is arguably one of […]