Category: Flashback

Let’s Scare Jessica to Death

    Release Date: August 27, 1971 Runtime: 89 minutes Rating: PG-13 Studio: Paramount Pictures Director: John Hancock Cast: Zohra Lampert; Barton Heyman; Kevin O’Connor; Gretchen Corbett; Alan Manson; Mariclare Costello This low-key quickie hearkens back to a sort of golden age for low-budget chillers. While not as gruesome as some of its contemporaries (Texas

Mike’s Murder

    Release Date: March 9, 1984 (screened June 22, 2014 – 16th Annual Provincetown Film Festival) Runtime: 109 minutes Rating: R Studio: Warner Bros. Director: James Bridges Cast: Debra Winger; Mark Keyloun; Darrell Larson; Paul Winfield; Brooke Alderson This is an often overlooked, unseen 1984 film from director James Bridges (“The China Syndrome,” “Urban

Sorcerer

    Release Date: June 24, 1977 Runtime: 121 minutes Rating: PG Studio: Paramount Pictures / Universal Pictures Director: William Friedkin Cast: Roy Scheider; Bruno Cremer; Francisco Rabal; Amidou God bless the Film Forum! If it wasn’t for this extraordinary little theater on W. Houston, special engagements of overlooked movies like “Sorcerer” might never be seen

Taxi zum Klo

    Release Date: January 9, 1981 Runtime: 98 minutes Rating: NR – Adults Only Studio: Exportfilm Bischoff & Company Director: Frank Ripploh Cast: Frank Ripploh; Bernd Broaderup; Peter Fahrni This is an interesting piece for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, it is notable for being a pioneering film for gay cinema. Released

Pretty Woman

It’s Flashback Friday! This Week’s Flashback Movie….     Release Date: March 23, 1990 Runtime: 119 minutes Rating: R Studio: Touchstone Pictures (Disney) Director: Garry Marshall Cast: Richard Gere; Julia Roberts; Hector Elizondo; Laura San Giacomo; Jason Alexander; Ralph Bellamy Do you remember where you were when Julia Roberts became a movie star? You were probably

Graffiti Bridge

It’s Flashback Friday! This Week’s Flashback Movie….     Release Date: November 2, 1990 Runtime: 95 minutes Rating: PG-13 Studio: Warner Bros. Director: Prince Cast: Prince; Morris Day; Ingrid Chavez; Jerome Benton; Mavis Staples; Tevin Campbell [SPOILERS] Prince is an extremely talented guy. His music and his moves are hallmarks of the 1980s. “Graffiti Bridge,” his unofficial

An Unmarried Woman

It’s Flashback Friday! This Week’s Flashback Movie….     Release Date: March 5, 1978 Runtime: 124 minutes Rating: R Studio: Twentieth Century Fox Director: Paul Mazursky Cast: Jill Clayburgh; Alan Bates; Michael Murphy; Cliff Gorman; Lisa Lucas; Kelly Bishop You know the expression “to feel like a fly on the wall?” That’s pretty much how I

Body of Evidence

It’s Flashback Friday! This Week’s Flashback Movie….     Release Date: January 15, 1993 Runtime: 99 minutes Rating: R Studio: MGM Director: Uli Edel Cast: Willem Dafoe; Madonna; Joe Mantegna; Anne Archer; Julianne Moore; Frank Langella; Jurgen Prochnow Hoo-boy!!! This one’s a doozy! No one in this train wreck could possibly have thought that they were

Duel

It’s Flashback Friday! This Week’s Flashback Movie….     Release Date: November 13, 1971 Runtime: 90 minutes Rating: PG Studio: Universal Pictures Director: Steven Spielberg Cast: Dennis Weaver; Jacqueline Scott; Eddie Firestone This is the movie that put a young Steven Spielberg on the map. Originally produced for television (released theatrically in Europe), and based on

When Time Ran Out

It’s Flashback Friday! This Week’s Flashback Movie….     Release Date: March 28, 1980 Runtime: 121 minutes Rating: PG Studio: Warner Brothers Director: James Goldstone Cast: Paul Newman; Jacqueline Bisset; William Holden; Edward Albert; Ernest Borgnine; Burgess Meredith; Red Buttons; Veronica Hamel; Alex Karras; James Franciscus This is your typical Irwin Allen disaster flick that