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November 13th, 2014
Reviewed by: Dave Gammon
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November 11th, 2014
Reviewed by: Anton Cancre
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Trailer: Natural Born Killers (1994) Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media
Trailer: Talk Radio (1988) A rude, contemptuous talk show host becomes overwhelmed by the hatred that surrounds his program just before it goes national.
SYNOPSIS: “A village is attacked by the evil ruler of the Snake Cult, Thulsa Doom and his evil warriors, and a young boy named Conan is enslaved. Years later, Conan grows up and becomes a mighty warrior and is trained as a fighter. After years as a slave and as a gladiator, Conan is set free. Conan sets out on a quest as he vows to avenge his parents and solve the riddle of steel. … Continue reading
SYNOPSIS: Pot growers Ben and Chon face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend. REVIEW: Director Oliver Stone has given us a wide range of fantastic films over the years (I shanâ€™t bother mentioning all of these because it would simply take too long!), and although I enjoyed watching Savages, I donâ€™t think that it is up there with his other greats. This action/drama/thriller takes the audience on one hell of … Continue reading
SYNOPSIS: In October 2009, the filmmakers went into an abandoned psychiatric hospital to explore the ‘haunted’ institution, famous for its radical treatment of patients with mental illness. Electroshock, insulin therapy, and lobotomies were commonplace. Once inside, the filmmakers quickly discovered that they were not alone; this story is based on their experiences… REVIEW: Called by 2 names, “Greystone Park” and “The Asylum Tapes“, I wasn’t sure which to go by. The film was titled as … Continue reading
Trailer: Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) Now out of prison but still disgraced by his peers, Gordon Gekko works his future son-in-law, an idealistic stock broker, when he sees an opportunity to take down a Wall Street enemy and rebuild his empire
Trailer: U Turn (1997)Â A drifter becomes entangled with a femme fatale and her husband after his car breaks down in their small Southwest town.
Trailer: Any Given Sunday (1999) “Any Given Sunday” is a behind the scenes look at the life and death struggles of modern day gladiators and those who lead them.
Trailer: Nixon (1995) A biographical story of former U.S. president Richard Milhous Nixon, from his days as a young boy to his eventual presidency which ended in shame
Trailer: Alexander (2004) Alexander, the King of Macedonia and one of the greatest military leaders in the history of warfare, conquers much of the known world
Trailer: Heaven & Earth (1993) The final movie in Oliver Stone’s Vietnam trilogy follows the true story of a Vietnamese village girl who survives a life of suffering and hardship during and after the Vietnam war. As a freedom fighter, a hustler, young mother, a sometime prostitute, and the wife of a US. marine, the girl’s relationships with men suggests an analogy of Vietnam as Woman and the U.S. as Man
Trailer: JFK (1991) A New Orleans DA discovers there’s more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.
Trailer: The Doors (1991) The story of the famous and influential 1960’s rock band and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison.
Trailer: Seizure (1974) A horror story writer, Edmond Blackstone, suffers from a recurring nightmare in which three bizarre figures terrorize him and his family. When Blackstone begins to write, the three figures appear at his home and the dream becomes reality
Trailer: Salvador (1986) A journalist, down on his luck in the US, drives to El Salvador to chronicle the events of the 1980 military dictatorship, including the assasination of Archbishop Oscar Romero. He forms an uneasy alliance with both guerillas in the countryside who want him to get pictures out to the US press, and the right-wing military, who want him to bring them photographs of the rebels. Meanwhile he has to find a way … Continue reading
Trailer: Platoon (1986) A young recruit in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.
Trailer: The Hand (1981) Jon Lansdale is a comic book artist who loses his right hand in a car accident. The hand was not found at the scene of the accident, but it soon returns by itself to follow Jon around, and murder those who anger him
Trailer: Wall Street (1987) A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider who takes the youth under his wing
Trailer: Born on the Fourth of July (1989) The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.
SYNOPSIS: “Jonathan Frid portrays horror novelist Edmund Blackstone who has a recurring nightmare about three figures out of his book who terrorise him and his family and friends during a weekend of fun. When Blackstone begins to write, the three figures appear at his home and the dream becomes reality.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: Screenwriting alone could not contain Oliver Stone‘s creative impulses back in 1973 so, after co-writing a script with Edward Mann, Ollie decided … Continue reading
Celebrate the day! Being a long time follower of cult films over the years, I figured it was due time to create an appropriate Top 20 list of Cult Film Directors for readers who might “still” be seeking out worthy films to indulge in (Director collectives..that is). I knew creating this list that not every favorite cult director would make it on here (meaning in the public’s eye and that it was limited to 20). … Continue reading