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Life’s flotsam and jetsam turn up at late 1930’s Hollywoodland’s door, once more, in this insightful tale of wannabes and desperadoes. Read More »
Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982) Robert Altman, Cher, Karen Black, Sandy Dennis
The Disciples of James Dean meet up on the anniversary of his death Read More »
Ben and Marian Rolf rent a grand old country mansion as a summer getaway for themselves Read More »
J.J., a former New York City hairdresser, commits petty crimes, often with his friend Billy Dynamite, to support his drug habit. Read More »
The story of frontiersman Tom Horn, and his career as a cavalry scout, a tracker, a Pinkerton agent and a range detective Read More »
Invaders from Mars, horror-film director Tobe Hooper’s remake of the classic 1950’s science fiction film, directed by William Cameron Menzies Read More »
Cisco is an ex-rock star, famous in the 1960s, whose life and career has been a mess because of drugs. Read More »
After falling for Juliette, the woman of his dreams, a womanizing journalist in Rome, Italy, must dump his numerous female lovers one by one, but not all of them take it well. Read More »
Drive, He Said (1971) Jack Nicholson, William Tepper, Karen Black, Michael Margotta, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Hector is a star basketball player for the College basketball team he plays for, the Leopards. Read More »
Originally an absurdist play by Eugene Ionesco, Rhinoceros tells the story of a French town plagued by rhinoceroses. These are not ordinary rhinoceroses, but people who have been victims of “rhinoceritis.” Or is it something else entirely? But, why are they turning into rhinoceroses and what is Ionesco trying to tell us about society?
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Following Jack Nicholson’s breakout supporting turn in Easy Rider, director Bob Rafelson devised a powerful leading role for the new star in the searing character study Fve Easy Pieces. Nicholson plays the now iconic cad Bobby Dupea, a shiftless thirtysomething oil rigger and former piano prodigy immune to any sense of responsibility, who returns to his upper-middle-class childhood home, blue-collar girlfriend (Karen Black, in an Oscar-nominated role) in tow, to see his estranged, ailing father. Moving in its simplicity and gritty in its textures, Five Easy Pieces is a lasting example of early 1970s American alienation.
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The trickster Madam Blanche Tyler lures the elder millionaire Julia Rainbird that believes she is a spiritualist. After a séance, she discovers that Julia is tormented by her past, when she forced her sister and single mother Harriet to deliver her baby for adoption to avoid a family scandal. Julia promises the small fortune of ten thousand-dollar to Blanche if she finds her nephew and heir of her fortune using her phony powers. Blanche asks her boyfriend George Lumley, who is an unemployed actor working as cab driver, to investigate the whereabouts of Julia’s nephew. Meanwhile, the greedy jeweler and collector Arthur Adamson kidnaps wealthy people with his girlfriend Fran to increase his collection of diamonds with the ransom. When George concludes that Arthur Adamson might be the heir of Julia Rainbird, the reckless Blanche gets in trouble with the kidnappers.
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When the small criminal Macklin is released from prison, he learns that his brother was shot by two mob killers. He didn’t know that the bank he robbed was owned by the syndicate. When he’s almost offed by a killer too, he pays the mobster Jake Menner a visit and demands reparation. His friend Cody helps him to gratify his thirst for revenge.
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