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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 can attest, is a fair investment of one’s time. In… Continue Reading →

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 a rebirth of sorts when it showed at the 60th… Continue Reading →

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 releases a couple of good films every year, the lion-share… Continue Reading →

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, to believe it was the real thing.  Normally a fairly perceptive individual,… Continue Reading →

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 stolen from this nearly forgotten spagehtti western? Probably not, which… Continue Reading →

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 be a blessing in disguise because I ended up enjoying… Continue Reading →

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 a much different reaction from those living in the 21st… Continue Reading →

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 tounges without thinking. It’s been awhile since I’ve seen a… Continue Reading →

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 misadventures of two unlikely bedfellows brought together by a common… Continue Reading →

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 worth and under the guidance of Donati rises from nobody… Continue Reading →

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