Tag Archives: Guns

Alien Nation

Alien Nation (1988, dir. Graham Baker) “We are not the same. I am a martian.” – Lil Wayne “Why the fuck… Why would you bring up that?” – James Caan when asked by the AV Club about his role in Alien Nation “Detect this!” – Detective Sykes (James Caan) as he throws a fellow detective’s keys […]

Westworld Ho!

Westworld (dir. Michael Crichton, 1973) “She can not love you. You are neither flesh nor blood. You are not a dog or a cat or a canary. You were designed and built specific like the rest of us. And you are alone now only because they tired of you or replaced you with a younger […]

Class Act

Class of 1984 (dir. Mark Lester, 1982) “Last year there were 280,000 incidents of violence by students against their teachers and classmates in our high schools. Unfortunately, this film is based on true events. Fortunately, very few schools are like Lincoln High…yet.” (I feel like this last bit should be followed by a spooky laugh) – […]

A Man, A Plan, and A Baby

Hard Boiled (dir. John Woo, 1992) “Baby, I wish you were my baby” – Dudez A Plenti’ (one of the best Late Night sketches ever) The history of cinema is littered with spectacular on screen pairings. Whether it’s the wry chemistry of Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy, the wary partnership of Robert Redford and Paul […]

All the Little Devils are Proud of Hell

Wake in Fright (Dir. Ted Kotcheff, 1971) “What happened?” – Waitress “Well… I got involved.”- John Grant Wake in Fright is a truly bizarre film. It’s a brutal, unflinching portrait of a rural culture steeped in alcohol, violence and sexual repression. The film is so affecting that Martin Scorsese, the same guy who routinely has his characters beaten to death, called […]