Star Wars (1977)

“The force will be with you, always.” Synopsis: In a galaxy far, far away, Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) joins the rebellion against the Empire by teaming up with Jedi master Obi-Wan Kanobi (Alec Guinness) and rogue pilot Han Solo (Harrison Ford) to rescue kidnapped Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) from the clutches of evil Darth Vader […]

Farewell, My Lovely (1975)

“She’s cute — cuter than lace pants.” Synopsis: Private eye Philip Marlowe (Robert Mitchum) is hired by a hulking ex-con (Jack O’Halloran) to locate his missing girlfriend, Velma. Genres: Charlotte Rampling Films Detectives and Private Eyes Harry Dean Stanton Films John Ireland Films Literature Adaptation Robert Mitchum Films Search Sylvester Stallone Films Review: Raymond Chandler’s […]

Little Theatre of Jean Renoir, The (1970)

“Nothing is more exciting than other people’s troubles… They make life bearable.” Synopsis: Jean Renoir tells a trio of semi-comedic stories: an elderly homeless couple (Nino Formicola and Milly) find comfort in each other and their memories on a cold Christmas night; a housewife (Marguerite Cassan) obsessed with waxing her floors accidentally causes the death […]

Hill, The (1965)

“Roberts, the court martial broke you, but I’m going to finish the job. I’m gonna bust you wide open.” [Note: The following review is of a non-Peary title; click here to read more.] Synopsis: During World War II, a sadistic military prison warden (Harry Andrews) in North Africa makes life miserable for a group of […]

Latino (1985)

“When the compas come, they get rid of you and your Somozan soldiers — paid in U.S. dollars.” Synopsis: A Green Beret soldier (Robert Beltran) is sent to the Nicaraguan border to help fight against the Sandinistas — but he soon discovers that not all Nicaraguans are happy about America’s involvement with the Contra rebels. […]

Lady Windermere’s Fan (1925)

“Lady Windermere faced the grave problem of seating her dinner guests…” Synopsis: A socially outcast woman (Irene Rich) blackmails Lady Windermere’s husband (Bert Lytell) in exchange for not revealing to Lady Windermere (May McAvoy) that she is actually her mother; meanwhile, rakish Lord Darlington (Ronald Colman) has designs on Lady Windermere; Lady Windermere suspects her […]

Slumber Party 57 (1976)

Synopsis: Six teenage friends (Janet Wood, Noelle North, Debra Winger, Bridget Holloman, Rainbeaux Smith, and Mary Appleseth) on a sleepover tell boastful stories about losing their virginity. Genres: Debra Winger Films Flashback Films High School Virginity Review: Poor Debra Winger: she’ll never be able to live down her body-baring debut in this vacuous teen sexploitation […]

Silent World, The (1956)

“No instrument can replace man. Divers are indispensable in a modern study of the sea.” Synopsis: Jacques Cousteau and his crew explore the ocean on their diving ship, the Calypso. Genres: At Sea Documentary Explorers Review: Fans of underwater diving and sea life will be both shocked and disturbed to visit this Oscar-winning documentary by […]

Terminal Man, The (1974)

“You want to fix me?” Synopsis: A man (George Segal) suffering from seizures which make him violent has a “helpful” microcomputer implanted his brain, with unexpectedly disastrous results. Genres: Jill Clayburgh Films George Segal Films Literature Adaptation Mind Control Psychopaths Science Fiction Review: This disappointing sci-fi “thriller” by director Mike Hodges (based on a novel […]

Remember My Name (1978)

“I didn’t cry when you disappeared…” Synopsis: An ex-con (Geraldine Chaplin) stalks a construction worker (Anthony Perkins) and his wife (Berry Berenson). Genres: Alan Rudolph Films Anthony Perkins Films Ex-Cons Geraldine Chaplin Films Jeff Goldblum Films Stalkers Review: Like his debut, Welcome to L.A. (1977), Alan Rudolph’s second feature received mostly negative reviews upon its […]