Nobody leaves this place without singing the blues.
Dog Tags 1987
Shortly after rescuing prisoners of war from tiger cages in Vietnam, a group of Army commandos is tasked with a secret mission to retrieve classified information from a downed helicopter. When they discover that the helicopter actually contains a cache of gold, the soldiers begin to question their allegiances to their superiors and to one another.
The 1987 war film, Dog Tags, helmed by the Italian B movie director, Romano Scavolini (Nightmare), combines the Missing in Action/Rambo action aesthetics of…
Fast X 2023
The Fast and the Furious franchise started out as an homage to 1970s muscle car drive-in cinema. At some point, it transitioned to endearingly scatterbrained live-action versions of 1980s G.I. Joe cartoons, complete with massive armored tank vehicle chases and nondescript satellite technology MacGuffins. In each entry, Dominic Toretto, played by Vin Diesel, utters the word, "family", with the utmost sincere gravitas, a tactic that serves him and his team well, because his enemies in every film are ultimately drawn…
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After leaving her Ohio home and her Mennonite family, Susie, played by Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey), travels overseas to West Berlin in 1977 for admission to the Markos Dance Academy, a prestigious school governed by a group of matrons, including Madame Blanc, a stern instructor played by Tilda Swinton (Doctor Strange). Meanwhile, an elderly male therapist, also portrayed by Swinton in heavy prosthetic makeup, grows increasingly suspicious while investigating the disappearance of one of the school's former dance…
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood 2019
In 1969, the landscape of Los Angeles is changing. The golden age of Hollywood is in the rear view mirror, as earnestly charismatic icons of cinema are ushered out in favor of complex antihero characters in increasingly cynical stories. The idealistic hippie dreams of peace and love are being corrupted with shady undercurrents. Through it all, however, traces of classic glamour, starstruck wonder, and ambitious hopes can still be glimpsed through the tendrils of cigarette smoke.
Years after his heyday…