Analysis & Thoughts on Once Upon a Time in America

As a Leone and DeNiro fan, I’ve come to appreciate this long, and to use a hackneyed term, epic film. I’ve seen it several times which as any other fan …

Long Before the Matrix There was World on a Wire

  Long before The Matrix, there was Welt am Draht / World on a Wire, a relatively obscure made-for-TV Sci-Fi Film directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. In 2010 the film was given …

The Worlds Funniest German Movie Title Translations

Having browsed through the German-translated titles of countless American films and TV shows, I really can’t think of a better example of the phrase “lost in translation.” Although Germany consistently …

Don’t Be Fooled, There is No Official Trailer Yet for Django Unchained

I was saddened to discover that a phony trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained has been posted on YouTube.  I’ll admit that the trailer was well done, leading many, including myself, …

Was Captain Jack Sparrow Inspired by a Spaghetti Western Character?

I was watching Four of the Apocalypse the other day when it dawned on me. Tomas Milian’s chracter Chacho has an uncanny resemblence to Captain Jack Sparrow. Was the captain’s get up …

Movie Review – Insaaf: The Final Justice

This film was recommended to me by a friend although I ended up watching Insaaf: The Final Justice, produced in 1997, instead of Insaaf circa 1987. The mistake turned out to …

Movie Review – Young And Innocent

Taken in a purely literal sense the title of this picture is testament to the progression, or depending on how you look at it, regression of society as it evokes …

Movie Review – Ace High

Although recognized as an above average spaghetti western, Ace High does not find itself in the ranks of the heavy hitters that die hard fans can rattle off of their …

Movie Review – Companeros

“Vamos a matar compañeros” bellows a shaggy Franco Nero atop his horse in a most memorable scene from Sergio Corbucci’s Companeros. Set during the Mexican Revolution, Compaenros presents us with the …

Movie Review – Kid Galahad (Original)

“Gosh this drive through the country sure is swell” Kid Galahad is the latest of boxing promoter Nick Donati’s fighters. Initially viewed as a long shot, the kid proves his …

Classic Films – Give Them A Shot

Classic films are an excellent way to track the evolution of the film industry. It’s amazing to see how far we’ve come in a hundred years and also how style has …


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