Class (1983)

I Saw A Film! The notion that somehow a dorky, verdant Andy McCarthy, freshly enrolled in a teen prep school, his glistening wet baby gaze, could somehow captivate the love energy of Jacqueline Bisset, is one of those common film mistakes that somehow is imagined Playboy fodder. But who is it intended for? About mid-way…

How to Beat the High Cost of Living (1980)

I Saw A Film! Three desperate housewives, a popular theme, undertake a scheme to get their hands on money, what else? What's good about this potentially unwashed pile of laundry is that the individual circumstances are actually diverse and amusingly believable. One has a husband who needs to prove he gave the wife a loan,…

Topkapi (1964)

I Saw A Film! Here's the film from which they lifted the iconic Tom Cruise dangling from a rope stealing precious stuff in a vault for the Mission Impossible reboot. This elderly film, I daresay is actually more fun, more stylish and definitely more refined than any similar, too serious and too deadly, modern take…

Thunder Road (1958)

I Saw A Film! Another great old movie in need of remastering for high definition. Mitchum is in top droopy-eyed form as a whiskey runner, probably the film industry's most sympathetic criminal organization, next to prostitution, moonshine runner. I've known a few of the old timers myself. The film features a Mitchum penned tune about…

Dune (2021)

I Saw A Film! Few films have I awaited, let alone with some excitement. It's a shame later Herbert books will probably never see film versions, and as we buy our HBOMAX memberships just to watch this first half of Dune (Yes, it's not the whole story, and breaks off at an inauspicious moment for…

Teen Wolf (1985)

I Saw A Film! A movie about a baby Michael J Fox who inherits his wolfishness from family, spins it into success with the ladies and in his chosen sports of basketball, and dancing on the roof of vans in traffic, and then chooses to somehow reject his wolfy side in favor of not needing…

The Hunter (1980)

I Saw A Film! The legendary McQueen plays a well known bounty hunter in this no frills story about catching rednecks and other louts for the cash reward. McQueen chases dynamite throwing weirdos with a combine, he gets into a difficult hand-to-hand with a massive oaf, and is himself pursued, or his wife rather, by…

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

I Saw A Film! It's a one of those accidents of life that kept me from seeing this silly mess of a musical until now. While it was always popular while I was growing up, the opportunity to easily catch it never materialized. Then of course it drifts back into the darkness of all those…

Out Of Bounds (1986)

I Saw a Film! Anthony Michael Hall ends up with a massive amount of a psychopath's drugs in a duffel bag. He's also equipped with a Three Stooges like ability to create goofy inconvenience for himself by stumbling onto bodies, and producing guns in front of nervous cops. The movie opens with a lilt toward…

Willow (1988)

I saw a film! A rollicking para-comic, fantasy and adventure story with not just hues of Lord of the Rings if the story sort of never left the shire. It's perhaps, not really fair to suggest the tale borrows heavily from a LOTR playbook, as that basically is *the playbook* for this sort of sword…