Archive for Release Year: 1978

4 posts from 10 July 2022 to 11 November 2018.

  • The Deer Hunter

    Classic Russian Roulette sports film, with a backstory related to the effects of ‘Nam on a rust belt small town. Can be read as both “rah rah ‘murica, evil Vietcong” and “war is hell”.

  • The Revenge of the Pink Panther

    The godfather, fantastique. The “bimps”, always the “bimps”. The Hong Kong stuff is ridiculous.

  • The Big Sleep

    A remake of the Bogart version, by putting the Hays code violations back in. Classic and timeless film noir.

  • The Cheap Detective

    The followup to Murder by Death, with Peter Falk playing the Marlowe private dick that gets all the girls in the end. Incredible, considering he is a broke guy without a steady job.