See No Evil Hear No Evil (1989)

I saw a film! The twin talents of these brilliant comic actors could not have been more squandered. Not only is the premise a particularly hokey one, but most of the events require our deaf and blind protagonists to somehow always be turned away or otherwise distracted, despite their disadvantages. In other words, it seems…

Johnny Cool (1963)

I SAw A Film! The great Henry Silva, one of the most recognizable American stars who built a career in Italian cinema, plays the hitman sent by a mobster hiding out in Italy to take out his enemies. Silva looks great delivering the karate chops and hanging out with Liz Montgomery (really cute before her…

Love and Bullets (1979)

I Saw A Film! Bronson is Bronson, but wifey Jill, gives a cringingly silly, 1920s style southern belle, mob-moll act that is hard to watch. Her mob boss hubby, hiding out in Switzerland is Rod Steiger, without whom there would be no Al Pacino. Chuck is an American cop. He gets a European trip to…

Angel Heart (1987)

I Saw a Film! The first thing you notice in this era piece (early fifties, just after the war), is the strange moaning and groaning soundtrack. Human misery is already being implied, a horror movie is our expectation. This film is a revisit. I saw this thing in the cinema when it came out and…

Escape From the Bronx (1983)

I Saw A Film! Our young, skull-T shirt wearing, rebel (he actually does wear a confederate flag patch) belongs to a rag-tag team of spunky individuals set against the ministry of, take your time with this: Deinfestation Annihilation Squad, or Henry Silva's silver suited army of baddies and their box trucks. When our hero finds…

Macon County Line (1974)

I Saw a Film! Based on a true story, and with the messiness a true story brings to the screen, we get Beverley Hillbilly alum Max Baer (son of the famous heavyweight boxer so rudely depicted in Cinderella Man), otherwise known as Jethro, in one of his few post Beverly Hillbillies roles (he got so…

Gone In 60 Seconds (1974)

I Saw a Film! How long? Sixty seconds? Sixty seconds? Is that all? Gone in sixty seconds. Like in under a minute? Yup, sixty seconds is a minute. So you're saying these guys can take a car in under a minute? Yeah, sixty seconds and it's gone. Whooeee that's fast. Yes, yes it is. How…

Eat My Dust (1976)

I Saw A Film! Ron Howard comes back to his role as a sheriff's son, this time however, a young woman has his heart--the confusingly named Christopher Norris--who did a pile of television and has a striking resemblance to Melanie Griffith. Opie gets talked into stealing a winning race car driven by Dave Madden (Laugh-in,…

Hell On Wheels (1967)

I Saw A Film! I never realized there was an attempt to cast Marty Robbins in an Elvis movie. Well, that's what this feels like. Marty doesn't sing his song about the Mexican girl in El Paso, but he does lay down a few numbers, and there are some other country/blue grass / folk-style acts…

The Death and Resurrection Show (2013)

I Saw a film! and have listened to and loved Killing Joke and the guitar style of Geordie Walker, and the weird, powerful diction and poetry of Jaz Coleman for my whole life since teenager-land. They recently toured with Metallica, and they were less than a mile away, but I couldn't afford to go. I…