Short Ends and Leader

August 2015

The Eye of Lenzi: “Gang War in Milan” and “Spasmo”

Two wide and handsome Italian thrillers of the 1970s.


Damn the Double Nickel: “Convoy” Shows a Great Director Slumming

Dividing the auteurist from the average hedonist.


Double Take: The Graduate (1967)

Double Take climbs on the bus to who knows where: Swimming pools? Hotel rooms? Plastics? Scarborough Fair? The Graduate was '60s gold. How well does it seduce us today?


There’s Something About ‘Oh, Sailor Behave!’

This ain't a good flick, but you sure can stare at it; it's zippy and lumbering at the same time.


Existential Beefcake: ‘Storm Fear’ Brews Up a Stew

Director Cornel Wilde was drawn to rugged, violent themes in which his directing style was vigorous and confident. And he kept his shirt off.


From Stockholm with Love, Robert Mitchum Anchors the Good-Looking ‘Foreign Intrigue’

Foreign Intrigue is a continual pleasure to the eye, shot in various locales of mid-'50s Europe with creamy colors and elegant camera moves by Bertil Palmgren.


Top 5 Left-Wing Action Films

Which are the best heart-pounding action films that lean towards the left of our political spectrum?


‘The Crimson Cult’ with Demented Dreams

When Boris Met Christopher, and Barbara Got Green.


The Dissolution of War in ‘Beyond Zero’

A dream or collective memory mediated by dying nitrate into a mournful musical space.


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The Eye of Lenzi: "Gang War in Milan" and "Spasmo"

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"Two wide and handsome Italian thrillers of the 1970s.

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