Month: December 2018

Straight Time – Ep07

Take Dustin Hoffman in his 1970’s prime, mix him with some nitro glycerin (stir gently) and you’ve got Max Dembo, in the classic crime drama Straight Time. Brilliantly directed by Ulu Grosbard, this movie set the gold standard for all heist movies to follow. In it Hoffman delivers his most explosive performance ever as an ex-con trying to go…

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Ride in the Whirlwind – Ep06

Ride In The Whirlwind Monte Hellman is the great unsung hero of filmmaking in the 1970’s. A highly skilled writer, director, editor and photographer, a true Renaissance man. He created beautifully unconventional films in his unique and uncompromising style. In this two part series we will focus on two “revisionist” Westerns he made with Jack Nicholson…

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