What can you say when you read it could be one of the most influential films to a monster amount of classic directors from the likes of Tarantino, Coppola, Jim Jarmusch, Coen Brothers, Scorsese, Nicolas Winding Refn to name but a few, and you realise you didn’t even know it existed. So after a punishing few hour session of flaying myself whilst slowly headbutting the wall to teach myself a well earned lesson I can now say I have seen it, and by god man, it’s a goody. Continue reading “Le Samouraï (1967) – Hitman, Jazz and Sexy Ladies”
This is a very effective action packed buddy movie with quite the bizarre setting of war torn city of Saigon in 1968. With the Vietnam war playing out in the background and the heat and debauchery of the country’s city, two army detectives investigate the serial killings of young prostitutes. Continue reading “Off Limits (1988) Saigon Detectives”
To be honest this film made me feel better for the hell we used to put our teachers through. The random shouting, throwing of paper planes, rubbers and general disruption seems so ordinary and bland. We sure would have upped our game if we had seen this back in the 80’s
So intrigued by that film title name of Unman, Wittering and Zigo, I had no idea what it meant until I watched it. It happens to be the last three names on the school register for the class of Lower 5B, a boys boarding school in a remote English coastline village. Continue reading “Unman, Wittering and Zigo (1971) -Watch out for class Lower 5B”
My quest to fill in a million and one movie gaps brings me to another Gene Hackman film. This time it’s Night Moves, last time it was Uncommon Valor. He always oozes great charisma with his acting talent, with such presence and character on the screen. Can’t help but think though that with every role, Gene Hackman is playing Gene Hackman. Continue reading “Night Moves (1975) – Gene Hackman P.I”
I do like a list. Here’s what has been watched in February 2017.
With my Wolfy rating next to the IMDB one. I try to do my rating before I see the IMDB ones. They are surprisingly close, bar a few, that either blew my mind or that I enjoyed on fun factor alone. Continue reading “What’s Been Watched This Month – Feb 2017”
Mustachioed stud muffin, sailor and older rich lady play thing, with the apt name Richard Bone (Jeff Bridges) has a wonderful life using his good looks and charm. Until one day after a night of “entertaining”, his car breaks down on the way home down a wet dark alleyway. Stumbling across a dodgy guy who drives off before he can see him, he later discovers that he has just witnessed a body being dumped.
Tagline – Bone saw the killer. Cutter knew the motive.
Continue reading “Cutter’s Way (1981) – A Broken Detective”
The award for most nut-job movie on my watch list this year so far has to go to the ridiculously controversial but equally brilliant A Boy and His Dog. To be honest I had imagined Brewster McCloud was going to hold on to that title for sometime but no this apocalyptic tale really took the biscuit. Continue reading “A Boy and His Dog (1975) – Apocalyptic Radar Dogs”
Abstract montage of New York bridges to the sound of freeform jazz or electronic magnetic soundscapes? Which one is best? There’s only one way to find out! FIIIGGHHT! Continue reading “Bridges Go Round By Shirley Clarke (1958) Abstract Short Film”
Finding films like these is the greatest buzz from doing this blog. If it wasn’t for a little digging I don’t believe I would have ever seen this. It’s a beautiful thought provoking and poignant film. An anti-war, a coming of age film, it has drama and mystery, it’s a gem and I really can’t recommend it highly enough. Continue reading “A Midnight Clear (1992) Stand By Me Goes To War”
Maybe it’s because my surname is Shears and I channel the DNA of my ancestors of sheep shearers but I really enjoyed this tale of Australian sheepherders and gun shearers set in the 50’s. Then again it might just of been all the booze being drunk that channelled by inner lust for sweet liqueur? Either way the Aussies always make incredible dramas and even though it’s about shaving sheep and hanging around with almighty hangovers, Sunday Too Far Away is nothing short of compelling.
Tagline – Friday night… too tired. Saturday night… too drunk. Sunday… too far away.
Continue reading “Sunday Too Far Away (1975) – Sheep Shavers”