Over the Top (1987)

I Saw A Film! Back in the 80s when arm-wrestling was king and slow-motion clips of Stallone's bottom lip flopping around were all the rage you had this gem of a trucker film that I'd almost entirely forgotten, and I realized why once I cued it up and started watching it. It's largely about a…

Beastmaster (1982)

I Saw A Film! In a world where a bodybuilder from a tiny village manages to be the only survivor of a massacre by an evil tyrannical overlord, played by a fabulous Rip Torn, and who just happens to have the skills to talk to a pair of ferrets, a golden eagle and a large…

Girls Just Want To Have Fun (1985)

I Saw A Film! This isn't Hairspray, sadly, it's much less kooky or visually exciting, though few things can compare with a John Waters mien. Pointedly this film is still in rotation because of the three young ladies who star, baby versions of Shannen Doherty, Helen Hunt, and Sarah Jessica Parker. The kids want to…

Persona (1966)

I Saw A Film! And I didn't realize what I was getting into. I've been a Bergman fan since seeing the Seventh Seal but I'm not a film scholar and I don't generally spend much time reading actual criticism of the great film makers. I've never had a film course. I've never really studied art…

Blind Woman’s Curse (1970)

I SAW A FILM! Sometimes I'm surprised by a film's boldness, and unusual direction, other times a film is so unusual in it's scope that you're entirely off-balance the entire time trying to take it in. Sometimes this is a cultural matter, sometimes it's just a plain artistic stretch factor. So at first glance, as…

Fat City (1972)

I Saw A Film! In a grungy city, a couple of blue collar boxers, one a decade older than other, who is just starting out, attempt to eke out an existence in a punishing and unrewarding sport. Stacy Keach is the older boxer with a set of glory days behind him and a flaky woman,…

When the Boys Meet the Girls (1965)

I Saw a Film! There's this space between Elvis and the British Invasion, a kind of netherworld of youth hanging on to a fashion of suits and pompadours and Cary Grants, as well as beehives and just boxy dresses patterned like space suits (Sue Ann Langdon as Tess sports one in this feature while singing…

Contempt (1963)

I Saw A Film! I suppose it's human to eventually despise all the cute and sweet things we once adored about our romantic object d'amors. And here the crash course on this disintegration takes place with a universally accepted grand beauty of film, Bridgette Bardot. She is of course mesmerizing, wandering their apartment, in dresses,…