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Rollercoaster

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Dec 28, 2020

(1977) Directed by James Goldstone; Written by Richard Levinson and William Link; Story by Sanford Sheldon, Richard Levinson and William Link; Suggested by a story by Tommy Cook; Starring: George Segal, Richard Widmark, Timothy Bottoms, Henry Fonda, Harry Guardino and Susan Strasberg; Available on B read more

Short Take: Crack in the World

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Dec 20, 2020

 (1965) Directed by Andrew Marton; Written by Jon Manchip White and Julian Zimet; Story by Jon Manchip White; Starring: Dana Andrews, Janette Scott, Kieron Moore and Alexander Knox; Available on Blu-ray and DVD Rating: ***½ “Someone once said, if a man had a chance to spend his lif read more

Fly the Unfriendly Skies: The Airport Movies

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Dec 10, 2020

 During a time when global travel is inadvisable or outright restricted, most of us can only dream about flying off to exotic, faraway locations, let alone enjoying frivolous travel within our own country. Back in the weird and wacky 1970s, Hollywood set its sights on every conceivable sort of read more

November Quick Picks and Pans

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Nov 29, 2020

 Scarlet Street (1945) Fritz Lang’s cynical noir drama is as bleak as they come, taking us to the darkest corners of human nature. Edward G. Robinson stars as Christopher Cross, a meek, middle-aged bank teller stuck in a loveless marriage to a domineering widow (Rosalind Ivan). His life t read more

Laura

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Nov 18, 2020

(1944) Directed by Otto Preminger; Written by Jay Dratler, Samuel Hoffenstein and Elizabeth Reinhardt; Based on the novel by Vera Caspary; Starring: Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price, Judith Anderson and Dorothy Adams; Available on Blu-ray and DVD  Rating: ****   read more

October Quick Picks and Pans – Horror Month 2020

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Nov 2, 2020

Good Manners (As Boas Maneiras) (2017) In this surprising film by Brazilian writer/director team Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra, Ana (Marjorie Estiano), a young well-to-do pregnant woman hires Clara (Isabél Zuaa) as a personal assistant/nanny. Clara soon finds that her employer has some unusual noctu read more

Having a Ball with the Phantasm Sequels

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Oct 29, 2020

 It’s not an exaggeration to state there was nothing else like the original Phantasm when it was unleashed upon unsuspecting audiences in 1979. Don Coscarelli’s low-budget wonder employed an almost indescribable mixture of genres and tones, all under the overarching theme of th read more

Spider Baby, or the Maddest Story Ever Told

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Oct 14, 2020

(1967) Written and directed by: Jack Hill; Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., Carol Ohmart, Quinn K. Redeker, Beverly Washburn, Jill Banner, Sid Haig, Mary Mitchell and Karl Schanzer; Available on Blu-ray, DVD and Amazon Prime Rating: **** “One thing that has come to my attention over the years about read more

The Boys from Brazil

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Oct 3, 2020

(1978) Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner; Written by Heywood Gould; Based on the novel by Ira Levin; Starring: Gregory Peck, Laurence Olivier; James Mason, Lilli Palmer, Uta Hagen, Steve Guttenberg, Denholm Elliott, Rosemary Harris, Bruno Ganz and Michael Gough; Available on Blu-ray and DVD Rating read more

Space Month Quick Picks and Pans

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Sep 30, 2020

 Aniara (2018) In the near(ish) future, Earth has suffered one ecological disaster after another, prompting a mass exodus to Mars. A massive luxury spaceship (with an interior that seems to have been designed by Ikea) ferrying a group of would-be colonists embarks on its three-week journey to M read more

Lifeforce

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Sep 20, 2020

 (1985) Directed by Tobe Hooper; Written by Dan O’Bannon and Don Jakoby; Based on the novel Space Vampires by Colin Wilson; Starring: Steve Railsback, Mathilda May, Peter Firth, Frank Finlay and Patrick Stewart; Available on Blu-ray and DVD Rating: ***½   “…It read more

Space Truckers

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Sep 8, 2020

(1996) Directed by Stuart Gordon; Written by Ted Mann and Stuart Gordon; Starring: Dennis Hopper, Stephen Dorff, Debi Mazar, Charles Dance, George Wendt and Vernon Wells; Available on Blu-ray (Region B) and DVD (Out of Print) Rating: *** “I had this idea that had been kicking around for year read more

August Quick Picks and Pans

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Aug 31, 2020

 The Oily Maniac (1976) Eight years before Troma’s The Toxic Avenger, the Shaw Brothers unleashed their own grimy champion of justice. This entertaining hybrid horror/action film, directed by Meng-Hua Ho (Black Magic), is allegedly based on Malaysian folklore. Danny Lee stars as Shen Yuan read more

Just Don’t Do It

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Aug 23, 2020

It seems as if independent filmmakers/distributors of the 1970s and early ‘80s were obsessed with including “Don’t” in their movie titles. But wait a minute… This wasn’t simply a cheap way of riding the exploitation bandwagon, but a public service to warn us about read more

Who, Me? It’s Awards Time

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Aug 7, 2020

First, I’d like to thank the wonderful folks who double-nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award and my first-time nomination for the Blogger Recognition Award: Ernie Fink from Until the Lights Go Up, Paul Batters from Silver Screen Classics, and Gill Jacob from Realweegiemidget Reviews, re read more

Korea Month Quick Picks and Pans

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Jul 27, 2020

Planet of Snail (2011) At its heart, this uplifting, contemplative documentary is a portrait of two very different people who have found a common bond. Director Seung-jun Yi follows Cho Young-Chan, who is deaf and blind, and his wife Kim Soon-ho (a little person) during the span of a few days. The f read more

Short Take: Pulgasari

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Jul 21, 2020

(1985) Directed by Sang-ok Shin; Written by: Se Ryun Kim; Starring: Son Hui Chang, Ham Gi Sop, Jong-uk Ri, Gwon Ri, and Yong-hok Pak; Available on DVD and YouTube Rating: **½  “They’re just an army of farmers. They have no strength. Give them no leeway and attack at once. read more

I Saw the Devil

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Jul 10, 2020

(2010) Directed by Jee-woon Kim; Written by Hoon-jung Park; Adapted by Jee-woon Kim; Starring: Byung-hun Lee, Min-sik Choi, Gook-hwan Jeon, Joon-hyuk Lee, In-seo Kim and Bo-ra Nam; Available on Blu-ray and DVD Rating: **** “Because these characters need to express their self-perceived p read more

Short Take: Attack of the Crab Monsters

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Jul 1, 2020

(1957) Directed by Roger Corman; Written by: Charles B. Griffith; Starring: Richard Garland, Pamela Duncan, Russell Johnson, Leslie Bradley, Mel Welles and Beach Dickerson; Available on DVD (Out of print) and Amazon Prime Rating: *** “We are unquestionably on the brink of a great discove read more

Sea Monster Month Quick Picks and Pans

Cinematic Catharsis Posted by Barry P. on Jun 26, 2020

The Monster that Challenged the World (1957) Technically, this isn’t a sea monster movie, since it’s set in the Salton Sea (a saltwater lake located in the Southern California desert), but I’m not going to split hairs with this one. An earthquake creates a rift on the lake floor, u read more
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