talisencrw (William Wood)

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  • Not Wanted

    Not Wanted

    ★★★★

    This was wonderful: I had ALWAYS adored Ida Lupino's work as an actress...and from thoroughly enjoying the two directorial efforts of hers I had seen ('The Hitch-Hiker' and 'On Dangerous Ground'), I decided to take a chance and buy Kino Lorber's recent 'Ida Lupino Filmmaker Collection': It had a dandy book, would upgrade my THH to blu, and give me three other of her films (including this) to peruse...

    It was interesting to see views about unwed mothers and how…

  • Meet Him And Die

    Meet Him And Die

    ★★★★

    This was an unexpectedly GREAT 'guilty pleasure' for me! I LOVE Italian crime films from the 70's AND everything I've been able to find from RaroVideo so far, so when my local haunt had three of their films on clearance, lowered from $26 each to $8, I jumped and snagged all of them. THIS ONE I figured was the least of the bunch, but I craved excitement last night so I threw it on...

    I like the idea here, by…

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  • The Deer Hunter

    The Deer Hunter

    ★★★★★

    With director Cimino's recent death and his reputation in tatters since the debacle of 'Heaven's Gate', I decided to visit 'The Deer Hunter'. Though over three hours long, it's astonishing, paced so achingly right and I can see why he rightfully earned the 'carte blanche' that would unfortunately lead to his downfall (as well as an entire studio's) as soon as he made his next film. But to reach such heights and to have such ambition--as well as undeniable talent--is…

  • The Doors

    The Doors

    ★★★★½

    I KNOW I'm giving way too many stars for this, but I don't care; The Doors were one of my very first favourite groups. I fondly recall, when I was 11, and Elektra Records released 'The Doors' Greatest Hits', and the album-length version of 'Light My Fire' was played all the time on the radio, and I was mesmerized by the instrumental middle of the song, got the album from my parents for Christmas, and started a lifelong love affair…