Tag Archive: retro

Retro Review: ‘New York Ninja’

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In 1984 writer, director, actor and martial artist John Liu shot a low budget film on the streets of New York about a ninja on a quest for revenge. But with little to… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Wild Bunch’

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In 1969 famed controversial filmmaker Sam Peckinpah was tapped to produce a Western based on a story Warner Bros. had purchased the rights to a few years prior. Nothing much was expected of… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Reflecting Skin’

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One of my favorite storytelling devices is how something grounded can become fantastical through the eyes of a child narrator. While it is normally charming, but Renaissance man Philip Ridley turned it into… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Gator Bait’

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In 1979, actress and model Claudia Jennings was killed in a car accident at the young age of 29. Despite this tragic end, there is no denying that this young woman truly made… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘House of Long Shadows’

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A certain skill displayed by the legendary actors associated with classic horror is their ability to elevate any production just by virtue of their being present. Over the decades, filmmakers have taken full… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Scalps’

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During the 1980’s and 1990’s writer/director/producer Fred Olen Ray made a name for himself churning out cheap horror and sci-fi flicks. Given this was an era when he horror content could find video… Continue reading

Retro Review: Rock ‘n’ Roll High School

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By and large I am not a huge fan of musicals, but there are exceptions. With its high energy, great plot, and flawless talent of Gene Kelly, Singin’ in the Rain is one… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Last Wave’

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Cultural Note: The following review contain names and images of deceased Indigenous persons. Director: Peter Weir Cast: Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett, David Gulpilil, Fred Parslow, Vivean Gray Plot: A Sydney lawyer is tasked… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Murder of Fred Hampton’

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In the United States, February is known as Black History Month. This is the month where we honor and reflect on the struggles and triumphs the African American community has endured while still… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Hellbound Train’

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The month of February in the United States is recognized as Black History Month. This is to honor the rich history of struggles and triumphs African Americans have gone through, as well as… Continue reading