War Gods of the Deep, aka City in the Sea (1965)

War Gods of the Deep, aka City in the Sea (1965) “What kind of people would do things like this?” The fish out of water is heart-throb Tab Hunter, as Ben, a pugnacious American, rescued from a high-kamp script, thanks to Vincent Price’s performance as “The Captain.” David Tomlinson flounces about, as a portrait artist in … More War Gods of the Deep, aka City in the Sea (1965)

Strictly Dynamite (1934)

Strictly Dynamite (1934) A pre-code theatrical farce, directed by Elliott Nugent to promote the “Mexican Spitfire,” Lupe Vélez, only to be upstaged by Jimmy Durante. Nick (Norman Foster), a poet of mediocre talent, agrees to write sophisticated jokes for malapropistic radio ham Moxie (Jimmy Durante). Money goes to the Nick’s head, and he winds up … More Strictly Dynamite (1934)

Thunder Road (1958)

Thunder Road (1958) Stripped down to stark black and white, this noir about Harlan county whisky runners was helmed by Robert Mitchum, who co-wrote, supposedly directed, and starred as Korean War vet Lucas Doolin. The movie aims to capture authentic hill culture, right down to speech patterns. Its country title song, co-written by Mitchum, and … More Thunder Road (1958)

Cartels (2017)

Cartels (2017) Here’s another macho fantasy about U. S. Marshals caught in the crossfire of Eastern European drug cartels. Evil overlord and martial artist Georges St.Pierre plays insane Salazar, confronted by Steven Seagal in a fat showdown. Critics who complain that Seagal’s in this movie only fifteen minutes miss the point. Everybody knows that when … More Cartels (2017)