Tag Archives: English

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 »

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 »

Daniel Petrie – Inherit the Wind (1999)

This is another re-enactment of the play about the trial in 1925 of a school teacher who dared to teach Darwinian theory in his classroom. He did this as a consequence of one of his student’s request to know… The student was a lad named ‘Stebbins’, and the trial (dubbed the ‘Monkey Trial’) pitted the great attorney of the day, Clarence Darrow, against the often running presidential candidate, and famous orator, William Jennings Bryan. Read More »

Paul Bogart / Arthur Miller – Great Performances: A Memory of Two Mondays (1971)

Set in the summer of 1933,in the depths of the Great Depression, Arthur Miller’s one-act play “A Memory of Two Mondays” (1955) focuses on the workers in a Brooklyn automobile parts warehouse, a grim place in which men and women work for small wages and are grateful for the work. Appearing at the beginning of this production to set the scene, Miller observes that the Civil War and the Depression were the only times in American history in which the whole country was in the same boat-“You could not do a single thing that you wanted to do because no one had any money.” The warehouse, he notes, became a grotesque sort of haven for the employees since they, at least, had jobs. Read More »