Say Hello To The Face Of Exploitation Cinema! Someone asked me to explain the phenomenon of exploitation cinema – an era from the late 60’s to the mid-80’s when movies pushed boundaries and broke taboos…and resulted in some of the… Read More ›
One Million Years BC
Dustin Hoffman Gets Gritty! You may know Dustin Hoffman for a lot of great movie roles, but I bet you don’t know him as a hardened ex-con trying to do his “Straight Time! “Straight Time” is a neglected gem –… Read More ›
Gator Bait! “Country Lovin'”! Hillbilly Brides! Sex! Action! Missing Teeth! “Hicksploitation” Lives!
Are You Missing Some Good Old Fashioned “Hillbilly” Cinema? I know what you are thinking: with award season upon us, this is certainly an Oscar contender! And it has a rich past – with other classic “hillbilly” movies like this!… Read More ›
Best 2015 Holiday Gift Ideas! Food! Family! Travel! “IT” Girls! Runaways! Five Great Memoirs As Holiday Gifts!
Looking For A Great Book? It can be daunting to stare down stacks and stacks – er, I mean page after page of online choices…so here are five terrific books to give as holiday gifts! “Eve’s Hollywood!” In the swinging… Read More ›
“It’s too bad we had to kill her. I really liked the outfit she had on.” Time For Some Cult Camp Classics – With Cinema’s Reigning Cult “Scream Queen!” I love Linnea Quigley! Her movies are some of the most… Read More ›
The Sex Life Of A 70’s “IT” Girl! Wild Eve Babitz Memoir Of Hollywood Excess! The Beatles’ “Best Girl!”
“Eve Babitz is a little like Madame de Sevigne, that inveterate letter-writer of Louis XIV’s time, transposed to the Chateau Marmont in the late 20th-Century–lunching, chatting, dressing, loving and crying in Hollywood, that latter-day Versailles.” –Mollie Gregory, L.A. Times This… Read More ›