Cisco Pike ★★★★

An end of the '60s movie that is a nice low key bookend to Easy Rider. As a failed musician dealing pot for Gene Hackman's corrupt cop, Kris Kristofferson takes us on a journey through burned out early 1970s Los Angeles. Along the way we meet his ex bandmate (Harry Dean Stanton, in one of his most tragic performances in a career of tragic performances) and long-suffering lady friend played by the brilliant Karen Black. The languorous pace and episodic nature building to a taut, melancholy climax surely inspired Inherent Vice and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Proof that decades never officially end...they just sort of peter out and evaporate like a wisp of smoke.