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Hal Ashby – Lookin’ to Get Out (1982)

Two gamblers must leave New York City after one loses a lot of money. Doing what all gamblers in trouble would do, they hurry to the gambling capital Las Vegas to turn their luck around.

Unlike his previous film (ugly, awful Second-Hand Hearts), this is an interesting one from Hal Ashby, where he successfully does a Cassavetes-style direction. A number of scenes look more like bloopers that usually get cut out, but that’s where improvisation can take you every now and then, and Ashby was willing to take that road, especially considering the fact that extended version is the one that probably saved all those bloopers. A successful mess that owes most of its charm to Burt Young, who is just amazing and swims in this mess like a fish. Read More »

John Erman – Our Sons (1991)

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Donald is a young man dying of AIDS. His lover, James, asks his mother to go to Fayetteville, Arkansas and tell Donald’s mother, who has been estranged from her son for years. Read More »

Ralph Nelson – Once a Thief (1965)

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Eddie Pedak, a convicted criminal, has a steady job, a wife and daughter and he puts a down payment on a boat. He also has a police detective and brother after him, the first believes Eddie shot him, the second wants him for one last heist. Read More »

Ken Russell – Tommy (1975)

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Tommy is based upon The Who’s 1969 rock opera album Tommy It was directed by Ken Russell and featured a star-studded cast, including the band members themselves (most notably, lead singer Roger Daltrey, who plays the title role). Read More »

Mike Nichols – Carnal Knowledge (1971) (HD)

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The concurrent sexual lives of best friends Jonathan and Sandy are presented, those lives which are affected by the sexual mores of the time and their own temperament, especially in relation to the respective women who end up in their lives. Their story begins in the late 1940s when they are roommates attending Amherst College together. Both virgins, they discuss the type of woman they would each like to end up with. Sandy, the more sensitive of the two, meets Susan at a mixer, she who he believes is going to be the one to who he will lose his virginity. Sandy goes through the process methodically, taking into account what he thinks Susan wants, but without much true passion or romance. Jonathan, the more sexually aggressive of the two, ends up losing his virginity first to “Myrtle”, who ends up being a steady but hidden girlfriend. Based on what each knows of the other’s relationship, both Jonathan and Sandy strive for a little more of what the other has. These relationships also set… Read More »

Richard Attenborough – Magic (1978)

Magic is a 1978 psychological horror film starring Anthony Hopkins, Ann-Margret, and Burgess Meredith. It was written by William Goldman, who also wrote the novel on which it was based. Read More »