Out of It (1969)

I Saw A Film! A well done film about the awkwardness of teenage wasteland, is less about careless adults and systems and more about the painful ineptness of developing youth. Those that play with that human tendency to review our misdeeds and misfortunes and twist justice and heroics out them, are the most fun. It's…

The Doors (1991)

I Saw A Film! I don't know sometimes what to do with those child-beloved things that turn out to be rather disappointing in retrospect. Not this film, of course, but my youthful fascination with Jim Morrison and the excellent musicians who together with him were the Doors. As a teenager, the dark death of this…

The Helicopter Spies (1967)

I Saw A Film! In deepest Africa a mysterious red streak seems to have been painted across a thatched hut and a poor fellow resting comfortably on his belly. Is he dead? He is indeed. A British radio operator sits in agony over a radio set, a bright red paint stripe across his chest. Soon…

Kalifornia (1993)

I Saw A Film! I realize that you need a kind of hokey premise if you want to create a fun dramatic thriller. It's not much use making a boxing movie if the opponent isn't as nasty and pre-loaded with insults about your beloved wife as possible. Basically, you gotta have the pro-wrestling "heel" if…