Film Review: Wake in Fright (1971)

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SYNOPSIS: Wake in Fright is the story of John Grant, a bonded teacher who arrives in the rough outback mining town of Bundanyabba planning to stay overnight before catching the plane to Sydney. But his one night stretches to five and he plunges headlong toward his own destruction. When the alcohol-induced mist lifts, the educated John Grant is no more. Instead there is a self-loathing man in a desolate wasteland, dirty, red-eyed, sitting against a … Continue reading

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Film Review: First Blood (1982)

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SYNOPSIS: A mentally unstable Vietnam war vet, when abused with a small town’s police force, begins a one man war with it. REVIEW: I’ve never found it to hard to convince others what a great films “First Blood” is. While you don’t really place Stallone films into the cult category, this particular entry is probably the closet to that category than anything he has done. The film that sparked the “Rambo” franchise was one that … Continue reading

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