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  • Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare

    Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare

    ★★★★

    “But why Canada?”
    “...Cause Toronto’s where it's happening, man. The music, the film industry, the arts! (cut to longshot) The only way to get you guys to rehearse is to lock you in a place where you’ll have no distractions and nothing to do but play!”

    Audio issues, performance problems, missing tourism plug later inserted, or trimmed for running time? The cut is seamless - the whole Nightmare is very well edited – but the conversation then takes on a…

  • El Condor

    El Condor

    ★★★★

    It’s an immense pleasure to see Lee Van Cleef cast against type. Oh, he’s still rotten to the core – but vulnerable.

    Escaping from prison with dreams of the gold located in a Spanish fortress, Jim Brown enlists drunken ner’er do well Cleef as a partner, and together with a band of Apaches led by Iron Eyes Cody – they prepare to lay siege to El Condor. If not for Cleef’s comedic antics adding a humanist element to the proceedings,…

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  • Warm Nights on a Slow Moving Train

    Warm Nights on a Slow Moving Train

    ★★

    You know that Naked Gun montage with the train entering the tunnel? Imagine a whole movie of that – only it isn’t in on the joke.

    Writer director Bob Ellis penned the script for Herzog’s Where the Green Ants Dream, which immediately gives him a lot of good will in my eyes. ...Ellis is also the subject of statutory rape allegations by Dorothy Hewett’s daughters, and a search of his name along with the word misogyny will reveal some pretty…

  • Crumb

    Crumb

    ★★★★★

    There comes a point in every man’s life where he has to decide which Crumb brother he is.





    ....damn.