Charles B. Pierce, the director who gave us the abysmally hilarious "Legend of Boggy Creek", was a name I thought I would never find on the back of any other DVD box. Surely nobody else would be dim enough to hand over anymore cash to a man who has proven himself to be absolutely incompetent behind a movie camera.
But when recently perusing drive-in horror classics I was dumbfounded to find out that he continued to find funding for his…
Richard Brooks takes Sinclair Lewis' scathing indictment of religious fanaticism and, with the help of a fantastic Burt Lancaster, delicately probes the roots of such impulses rather than simply drive home the negativity born of such movements.
While a bit melodramatic for my taste, Brooks handles such delicate themes in a smart way. That religious leaders are broken people should be no surprise to anybody and I loved how Brooks showed Gantry using religion as a tool to find himself…
Probably the best portrait of addiction that I have ever seen. Toward the beginning of the film, Brandon's boss attributes his success to his attention to detail. I immediately thought of director Steve McQueen as his prowess in crafting a stunning visual presentation, getting the most out of his already capable actors, and creating characters that are cold & distant yet able to be understood, allows him to take a film regarding sexual addiction and make it a tale even the…