Hearts and Minds (1974)

“We weren’t on the wrong side; we were the wrong side.” Synopsis: Veterans and others involved in the Vietnam War share their memories and thoughts on this devastating era of recent history. Genres: Documentary Veterans Vietnam War Response to Peary’s Review: Peary writes that this “Oscar-winning documentary” by Peter Davis “builds a strong case that […]

Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)

“We don’t know why we do all these things… We don’t know how it all started.” Synopsis: Two orphans (Kim Richards and Ike Eisenmann) with psychic powers and vague memories of surviving a watery crash are discovered by a man (Donald Pleasance) working for a greedy tycoon (Ray Milland) eager to exploit the kids’ powers […]

Wetherby (1985)

“I thought I could get over it — but now, everywhere, the darkness beckons.” Synopsis: When a mysterious young man (Tim McInnerny) shows up at her house after a dinner party with friends (Ian Holm, Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, and Marjorie Yates) and shoots himself, a schoolteacher (Vanessa Redgrave) reminsces on her past as a […]

‘Gator Bait (1974)

“Ain’t much different killin’ gators and killin’ coonies — just messier, that’s all.” Synopsis: When the son (Clyde Ventura) of a backwoods sheriff (Bill Thurman) accidentally kills his friend (Ben Sebastian) while attempting to rape a Cajun poacher (Claudia Jennings), he lies and claims Jennings was the murderer. Thurman, Ventura, Sebastian’s father (Sam Gilman), and […]

Out of the Blue (1980)

“If you don’t shut up and get out of here, I’m going to take you out of the blue and into the black.” Synopsis: The punk-loving daughter (Linda Manz) of a convicted trucker (Dennis Hopper) tries to survive life with her drug-addicted mother (Sharon Farrell), and lives in anticipation of the day her dad is […]

Vice Squad (1982)

“Come on scumbag, make your move — make my day.” Synopsis: A gutsy prostitute (Season Hubley) assists a detective (Gary Swanson) in cornering a psychopathic pimp (Wings Hauser) — but when Hauser breaks loose from his captors, Hubley’s life is on the line. Genres: Prostitutes and Gigolos Revenge Undercover Cops and Agents Response to Peary’s […]

Lords of Flatbush, The (1974)

“Don’t ever tell me what to do and what not to do. You understand me?” Synopsis: A group of leather-clad friends (Sylvester Stallone, Perry King, Henry Winkler, and Paul Mace) hang out and wreak mild havoc while King ditches his girlfriend (Renee Paris) for a new blonde (Susan Blakely) in school, and Stallone learns his […]

I Shot Jesse James (1949)

“I just want a chance to prove I ain’t no murderer.” Synopsis: An accomplice (John Ireland) of Jesse James (Reed Hadley) decides to shoot James in exchange for amnesty and $10,000 so he can marry his beloved singer-girlfriend (Barbara Britton). However, Ireland quickly becomes known as a notorious traitor, and ends up competing with another […]

I Drink Your Blood (1970)

“You’re mad, you son of a bitch!” Synopsis: When a group of hippie satanists led by an Indian (Bhaskar Roy Chowdhury) enter into a small town and assault a young woman (Iris Brooks), her grandfather (Richard Bowler) goes to check on the visitors and is drugged with LSD. Seeking revenge, Bowler’s grandson (Riley Bills) injects […]