Tag Archives: Roger Corman

307. Easy Rider

Upon its release, it seemed that Easy Rider typified the spirit of the nineteen-sixties. But it really should be viewed as the first film of the seventies.

301. Alien

We are told we watch horror films because they offer a vicariously thrilling, and thus safe experience. I don’t believe that. I believe horror films are instructive.

193. Aliens

James Cameron took a risk in tackling a sequel to Ridley Scott’s Alien. But his follow-up added other elements to the sci-fi/horror: action, adventure and all out war.

149. The Last Picture Show

How did New York’s Peter Bogdanovich make a masterpiece set in small town Texas when he had never set foot in the state?


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