USA

Robert Aldrich – Ulzana’s Raid (1972)

Synopsis:
Report reaches the US cavalry that the Apache leader Ulzana has left his reservation with a band of followers. A compassionate young officer, Lieutenant DeBuin, is given a small company to find him and bring him back; accompanying the troop is McIntosh, an experienced scout, and Ke-Ni-Tay, an Apache guide. Ulzana massacres, rapes and loots across the countryside; and as DeBuin encounters the remains of his victims, he is compelled to learn from McIntosh and to confront his own naiveté and hidden prejudice. Read More »

Otto Preminger – Advise & Consent (1962)

Synopsis
The setting is familiar. A Senate subcommittee meets to confirm the President’s controversial nominee for Secretary of State. A TV camera rolls. And the wolf is at the door… Read More »

Joe May – The House of the Seven Gables (1940)

Synopsis:
Clifford Pyncheon’s (Vincent Price) father, Gerald (Gilbert Emery), decides that in his dying days, the family’s mansion must be sold to clear their debts. Gerald also believes it will remove the family of a curse — a result of their many misdeeds over the years that allowed their once-prominent lifestyle. However, Gerald’s other son, Jaffrey (George Sanders), has different ideas as to what should be done with the property, and frames Clifford for murder in an attempt to keep the mansion. Read More »

Donald G. Jackson & R.J. Kizer – Hell Comes to Frogtown (1988)

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After a nuclear war, the survivors are divided between horribly mutated beings who live on desolate reservations and fertile women who are searching for scarce virile men in order to multiply and start a new human society. Read More »

Manfred Kirchheimer – Stations of the Elevated (1981)

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This 1979 documentary is one of my all time favorites. The structure is as simple as they
come. Footage of the various New York subways which run on elevated tracks is set to
the music of Charles Mingus (with a little Duke Ellington thrown in for good measure) Read More »

Robert Mulligan – The Other (1972)

Synopsis:
In the summer of 1935, 12-year-old twins Niles and Holland Perry live with their family on a Connecticut farm. Their loving grandmother Ada has taught them something called “the game.” A number of accidents begin happening, and it seems to Niles that Holland is responsible. It is Ada who begins to see the truth, and she is the only one who can stop this macabre game of murder. Read More »

Richard Fleischer – The New Centurions (1972)

Synopsis:
A group of new police recruits takes to patrolling the streets of Los Angeles. Roy Fehler is a law student with a family and has joined the LAPD until he can complete his degree. He’s partnered with veteran patrolman Kilvinski and they soon develop a good rapport. On the street the policemen are exposed to the seedier side of life but Kilvinski is a fair cop and a good teacher. Over time however, Fehler comes to love the work and both his family and his studies fall by the wayside. Kilvinsky retires and Fehler loses his way, drinking heavily. Fehler’s wife leaves him and he soon hits bottom. Just as he begins to get his life in order, fate intervenes. Read More »