70's, Action, Documentary, Drama, music, Uncategorized

Stunt Rock (1978)

Australian stuntman Grant Page goes to L.A. to do some work on a television show. While he’s there he meets up with his cousin, Curtis Hyde, a member of the band Sorcery. While Grant is there he lends his expertise to the band, helps one of his coworkers (Monique van de Ven), and gets injured, attracting the attention of newspaper reporter, Margaret Gerard, who is writing a story about people who get a little too into their work. She’s nice enough to pick him up once he breaks out of the hospital.

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80s, Documentary, Drama, Modern

The Sid Saga (1985-2003)

The Sid Saga is the personal story of Sid Laverents, an amateur filmmaker who didn’t pick up the hobby until he was 50 years old. He started out by filming everything from his travels, to garden snails, and then experimented with manipulating the sound and picture with in-camera editing techniques.

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70's, Drama, Mystery

The Foreigner (1978)

TCM has baffled me a bit with this one. I’m not really sure what to think of The Foreigner. Is it a drama? Is it suspense? Is it a modern conspiracy noir? Can it even be considered a damned film at all? I’m still trying to figure that out myself. The plot for The Foreigner […]

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50s, Drama

Sansho the Bailiff (Sansho Dayu) (1954)

Let me start off by saying that this is not a happy movie. In fact, it can be downright depressing. So if you’re looking for something lighthearted or heartwarming you’re probably going to want to watch something else. Sansho the Bailiff, named, oddly enough, after the antagonist, is a historical film set in feudal Japan […]

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40s, Drama, Romance

Portrait of Jennie (1948)

Yet another gift brought to you by TCM. It should be noted that is aired at 8pm, not my usual 2am viewing time, so the quality of this film is quite a bit better than some of the other write-ups I do with the ‘cult’ films TCM airs in the wee hours of the morning. […]

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