Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned (1998)

Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned (1998) Michael Apted directs Walter Mosley’s adaptation of his own novel, with Laurence Fishburne as Socrates Fortlow, an ex-con convicted for murder, who wants to set his life straight in Watts.   One day at a time, picking up cans For recycled change, a recycled con Looking for any job he … More Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned (1998)

Lord Jim (1965)

Lord Jim (1965) Written, produced, and directed by Richard Brooks, this Technicolor adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s famous novel stars Peter O’Toole as the young officer whose cowardice leads to disgrace., only to redeem himself later on. The cast features outstanding performances by Curt Jurgens as the alcoholic Cornelius, Eli Wallach as the ruthless dictator, and … More Lord Jim (1965)

Porco Rosso (1992)

  Porco Rosso (1992) 94 Min. Based on the manga “Hikoutei Jidai,” Hayao Miyazaki’s anime concerns a WWI fighter pilot who has become a bounty hunter after the disillusionment of the Great War turned him into a pig. Defiantly opposed to fascism, conflicted over his love for Gina, an Austrian whose husband was shot down … More Porco Rosso (1992)

Myra Breckinridge (1970)

Myra Breckinridge (1970) Granted full control over this adaptation of Gore Vidal’s vicious satire, Michael Sarne made a “degradation” film, a 70s genre where famous actors degrade themselves by playing the parts assigned. Caught between the resurrected body of Mae West and the sexy Raquel Welsh, Sarne lost control. Rex Reed said afterwards, “This was … More Myra Breckinridge (1970)

Alphaville (1965)

Alphaville (1965) 99 Min With no special sets, shot on location in Paris, Jean-Luc Godard cast B-Film Detective Eddie Constantine with Anna Karina to make a dystopian comment on the dehumanizing nature of a technology, using self-referential film noir techniques that often mock the genre.   Blinding headlights flash Flash on and off neurotic codes … More Alphaville (1965)