Grigori Kozintsev & Iosif Shapiro – Korol Lir AKA King Lear (1971)

King Lear, old and tired, divides his kingdom among his daughters, giving great importance to their protestations of love for him. When Cordelia, youngest and most honest, refuses to idly flatter the old man in return for favor, he banishes her and turns for support to his remaining daughters. But Goneril and Regan have no love for him and instead plot to take all his power from him. In a parallel, Lear’s loyal courtier Gloucester favors his illegitimate son Edmund after being told lies about his faithful son Edgar. Madness and tragedy befall both ill-starred fathers. Read More »

Arthur Marks – The Roommates (1973)

Synopsis:
Heather, Beth, Carla, Brea, and Heather’s cousin Paula are five lovely young ladies who decide to spend their summer vacation at Lake Arrowhead. While at Lake Arrowhead the women hit the party circuit and get involved with various men in the area. However, things go awry when the gals find themselves the targets of a mysterious murderer. Read More »

William Berke – The Falcon’s Adventure (1946)

IMDB:
The Falcon rescues Louisa Braganza from kidnappers who want her father’s secret formula for making diamonds. Her father’s murder is pinned on the Falcon and, when he and she flee to Florida, another murder seems to confirm his guilt. Read More »

Marco Ferreri – La grande bouffe (1973)

Quote:
Subversive Italian satirist Marco Ferreri directed and co-wrote (with Rafael Azcona) this grotesquely amusing French black comedy about four men who grow sick of life, and so meet at a remote villa with the goal of literally eating themselves to death. The quartet comes from various walks of life — a pilot (Marcello Mastroianni), a chef (Ugo Tognazzi), a television host (Michel Piccoli), and a judge (Philippe Noiret) — but all are successful men with excessive appetites for life’s pleasures (food is used as mere metaphor here, as graphic as that metaphor becomes). ~ Robert Firsching, All Movie Guide Read More »

Peter Perry Jr. – Kiss Me Quick! AKA Dr. Breedlove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love (1964)

Synopsis:
In this fleshy comedy-horror romp, a mad scientist aids an alien who has been teleported to Earth on a quest to find the perfect female specimen.
Cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs. Read More »

Dan Curtis – The Night Strangler AKA Kolchak: The Night Strangler (1973)

Synopsis:
The Night Strangler is the sequel to the enormously successful 1972 TV movie The Night Stalker. Darren McGavin returns as seedy reporter Carl Kolchak, who previously ran into conflict when Las Vegas authorities refused to acknowledge Kolchak’s uncovering of a modern-day vampire. Now he’s in Seattle, on the trail of a mysterious strangler who drains the blood of his victims. Kolchak’s quest takes him to a hidden underground city beneath Seattle and the bizarre residents therein. Margaret Hamilton (The Wizard of Oz) is seen briefly as an expert on alchemy; John Carradine also makes cameo. The success of this telemovie and its predecessor inspired a brief 1974 TV series, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, also starring McGavin.

— Hal Erickson. Read More »

Wim Wenders – Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015) (HD)

Synopsis by Jack Rodgers
A car accident brings together a writer, his girlfriend, a publisher’s assistant, and a mother in mourning. James Franco, Rachel McAdams, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Marie-Josée Croze co-star. Directed by Wim Wenders. Read More »