Category Archives: drama

The Day the Earth Stood Still

An all time classic science fiction movie from 1951. Running time: 1 hour 28 mins. Link Advertisements

Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon

A WWII setting, Sherlock Holmes story. It shows that in the 40’s you could make the Holmes character contemporary, without it seeming implausible. Running time: 1 hour 8 mins. Link

Peter Jackson’s Bad Taste

Super low budget, improvised, sci-fi/gore flick by the guy who made the biggest budget films of all time – Lord of the Rings. Running time: 1 hour 28 mins. Link

Sid and Nancy

Alex Cox’s feature film about Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen, with Gary Oldman as a very convincing Sid. Running time: 1 hour 48 mins. Link

The Shape of Things to Come

Alexander Korda’s public domain film version of H.G. Wells’ 1936 novel of the same title. A film about war made on the eve of World War II. Before one sides with Wells anti-war stance it may be worth noting that he favored eradication of inferior people, in his ‘New Republic’, something which makes this story […]

Abbie Hoffman – Steal This Movie

Dramatized biographical film of 60s radical, Abbie Hoffman Running time: 1 hour 47 mins. Link

The Wild Ride 1960

Way before Easy Rider, early Jack Nicholson in a Marlon Brando style role. Running time: 59 mins. Link

Its A Wonderful Life

Just as the holidays are over, re-live them with one of the best films ever made, Frank Capra’s, It’s a Wonderful Life, with Jimmy Stewart. Gives off more warmth than a truck load of anthracite. Running time: 2 hours 10 mins. Link

Kenneth Anger’s Lucifer Rising 1973

A definitive art house piece. Brilliant or bullshit – you decide. Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page took 3 years to do the soundtrack, which Anger dumped and replaced by one by convicted murderer Bobby Beausoleil of the Charles Manson family. Running time: 28 mins. Link

La Jetee 1962

The film that was the inspiration for Terry Gilliam’s 12 monkeys. via Schmutzie Running time: 26 mins. Link