Saturday, June 22, 2019
Friday, June 21, 2019
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Scientists become trapped on a shrinking island with intelligent, murderous giant crabs.
Laughably low-budget sci-fi silliness (especially the monsters are quite ridiculous), but entertaining for what its.
Halliwell (no star): "Bottom-of-the-barrel monster mayhem from this tongue-in-cheek producer; now a cult."
Maltin**: "Interesting early Corman thriller is hampered by low budget - and some very silly monsters - but Charles B. Griffith's script has many ingenious ideas."
Michael Weldon/Psychotronic: "One of Corman's delightful little science-fiction co-features."
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
A greedy businessman-turned-renegade foments an Indian uprising against the coming telegraph to perpetuate his economic stranglehold on the territory.
Mediocre Western with some humor and the usual shoot-outs with villains and Indians.
Halliwell (no star): "A lacklustre Western, with action scenes lifted from the silent The Red Raiders made seven years earlier, though Wayne does get to wear a rather fetching fringed jacket."
Maltin**: "Lesser-grade Warner Bros. B Western."
Monday, June 17, 2019
A look at the life of French designer Yves Saint Laurent from the beginning of his career in 1958 when he met his lover and business partner, Pierre Berge.
Tasteful and accomplished attempt to portrait the great fashion designer in all his complexity is mostly successful, thanks also to Pierre Ninney's excellent performance and a good supporting cast.
Sunday, June 16, 2019
A young girl risks everything to prevent a powerful, multinational company from kidnapping her best friend - a fascinating beast named Okja.
Likable, idiosyncratic tale with ecological and political overtones is imaginative and mischievous and somehow manages the balance bewtwenn silliness and seriousness.