Django (1966)

Django (1966) – The American West. It’s been endlessly romanticized in film, with the likes of John Wayne and Gary Cooper showing us how men should act. It’s American as apple pie. Truthfully, the legend of the Old West like so many other parts of American history was written in blood. The Italians (perhaps being … Continue reading

City of the Living Dead (1980)

City of the Living Dead (1980) — If you are the type who pukes your guts out seeing gore in movies you might want to steer clear of this one in which someone literally does puke their guts out. But what else would anyone expect from Lucio Fulci, the Italian horror maestro who made Zombi … Continue reading

Gomorrah (2008)

Gomorrah (2008) — Between this and The Girlfriend Experience it was a week of getting disappointed by art house films for me…  This movie has several elements I like but they don’t come together in a way I would characterize as entertaining.  I saw a half-hour episode of Vanguard (really one of the best investigative … Continue reading

Cinema Paradiso (1990)

Cinema Paradiso (1988) — A great and unabashedly sentimental love letter to the movies.  I’m not really sure what else to say…