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[Podcast] Silent Running (1972) — Episode 73 — Decades of Horror 1970s

“Amazing companions on an incredible adventure… that journeys beyond imagination!” the tagline for Silent Running promises a sci-fi spectacle but the film is instead a rather intimate tale of astronaut  Freeman Lowell descending into madness. Director Douglas Trumbull’s space-epic is perhaps better known for the three small drones, Huey, Duey, and Luey. Join your faithful […]

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“Coffin Baby” (Wreak Havoc – 2016): Partially Formed Film With Gory Set Pieces Suffers From Its Difficult Birth

The history of cinema is littered with “lost films” and unfinished projects. With all of the obstacles filmmakers face, from funding to rights issues, it is surprising there are not more stillborn projects. As such, filmmakers should be given some credit when they manage to rescue a picture from an early grave. Unfortunately, sometimes the […]

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“The Hateful Eight” (2015): Tarantino Crafts Another Classic Cinematic Gem

“Well, well, well! Looks like Minnie’s Haberdashery’s about to get cozy for the next few days.” – Oswaldo Mobray (Roth) in The Hateful Eight. The much-anticipated  eighth  film from Quentin Tarantino,  The Hateful Eight, is billed as a Western but it is far more than that. A snow storm of dizzying Tarantino dialog makes even […]