sixties

Two Southern-Fried Slices of Sordid ’60s Hicksploitation Films

Two Southern-Fried Slices of Sordid ’60s Hicksploitation Films

Angry old men, sexy strumpets, moonshiners, corrupt sheriffs, and dumb farmhands populate them thar hills in these two low-budget ’60s hicksploitation films.

Joan Didion’s Crystal-Clear Vision Only Got Better with Age

Joan Didion’s Crystal-Clear Vision Only Got Better with Age

Reading the Library of America’s comprehensive anthology, Joan Didion: The 1960s & 70s, is like walking out of the rain and into a compelling time warp.

A Troubled Sound Rings on in Danny Goldberg’s ‘In Search of the Lost Chord’

A Troubled Sound Rings on in Danny Goldberg’s ‘In Search of the Lost Chord’

Danny Goldberg's In Search of The Lost Chord: 1967 and The Hippie Idea resonates with today's activist readers.

Was ’60s Sexploitation Cinema More Than Just Pornography?

Was ’60s Sexploitation Cinema More Than Just Pornography?

Film history work Lewd Looks argues that sexploitation films provided an underground and important bridge between the end of old Hollywood and the start of something else.

Surveying the British Thriller Landscape with ‘Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang’

Surveying the British Thriller Landscape with ‘Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang’

Mike Ripley's "reader's history" may only occasionally leave you shaken or stirred, but it does provide a lot of titles to consider for your reading queue.

Credibility Not Required or Desired: ‘Cop-Out’ and ‘The High Commissioner’

Credibility Not Required or Desired: ‘Cop-Out’ and ‘The High Commissioner’

These two films fall on the disposable but fun end of the spectrum of sophisticated thrillers.

The Wyld Olde Souls: Ensoulment