Head (1968)

This is the original poster, by the way–or at least some variation on it. The obvious stars and draws (the Monkees!) aren’t on it. That’s kind of appropriate here. I saw this, largely in pieces, earlier in life, on a recorded video alongside other movies, as I often did in those days. I was increasingly […]

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Seconds (1966)

I don’t recall the specifics, but my father introduced me to this movie–perhaps he was watching it at the time, or perhaps he’d just purchased it. Either way, I recall gathering the concept and Frankenheimer’s involvement and deciding that I would wait to watch it until I had my own copy of it. I immediately […]

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A Hard Day’s Night (1964)

The Beatles become a more and more curious subject as time goes on, especially in the circles I run in. I grew up listening to them, and never thought a thing of judging their music. I always liked it, which is no surprise if one knows that the 1968 animated film Yellow Submarine is one […]

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The Hustler (1961)

On a search for my last ex-girlfriend’s first alcohol purchase, we stumbled across the Newman’s Own Cabernet Sauvignon. Or rather, I did. I endorsed this repeatedly (as red wine is the only alcohol I happily drink) until she gave in. I noted the quality (for the value, at the least) to folks and was told […]

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The Lion in Winter (1968)

In high school, I had a class I can only loosely refer to as “world history,” notorious both for its lacking “world” element (unless of course one doesn’t feel the East is important–at all) and its lacking instructor (we skipped the Industrial Revolution because and I quote, he “[doesn’t] like it.” If this is reason […]

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if…. (1968)

FOR THE CURIOUS: This film review is about two weeks late. I watched it two weeks ago, and simply haven’t gotten around to the review until now. A lesser window exists for the reviews to follow (The Toxic Avenger, an old favourite, and Saved!–oft-recommended and up my alley of interest) NOTE: For once, I give […]

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The Professionals (1966)

I have seen this movie floating around stores for some time now, and until recently categorized it as “western” and then ignored it. Yes, friends, I, too, was one of those people who said “Eugh, westerns? No thanks!” with nary a gander at their actual qualities or failings. I used to find the endless brown […]

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