Archive for tag: Kris Kristofferson

Review: ‘Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore’

29 October, 2014 (10:29) | by Rick Hermann, Film Reviews | By: Rick Hermann

[Originally published in Movietone News 42, July 1975] In Mean Streets Scorsese used a relatively unknown but near-perfectly cast group of actors to play out his sort-of-autobiographical story of smalltime gangsters enmeshed in the violence, death, and deadendedness of a grotto in the New York underworld. In Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore he has peopled […]

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DVD: ‘Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction’

6 July, 2014 (07:43) | by Sean Axmaker, Documentary, DVD | By: Sean Axmaker

“Do I have any lines? I don’t want any lines. How about I do nothing? How about silence?” Harry Dean Stanton, the veteran character actor with (by his own count) over 250 film appearances to his credit, would rather not talk about himself. Or about his family, his life, his career, or the craft of […]

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Review: Vigilante Force

3 November, 2011 (10:16) | by Richard T. Jameson, Film Reviews | By: Richard T. Jameson

[Originally published in Movietone News 52, October 1976] If George Armitage has any consciousness of the existence of film critics and their predilection for creating cult figures, he’s doubtlessly waiting for some little-magazine commentator who hasn’t turned over a rock lately to hail him as an “American primitive.” His credentials? A storyline so incredible a […]

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Dizzle and Drizzle: DVDs of the Week

15 December, 2010 (17:25) | by Sean Axmaker, DVD, Film Reviews | By: Sean Axmaker

The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle (Tribeca) The feature debut of award winning short film director David Russo begins as a journey through the strange life of late-night janitors and ends up a very different kind of odyssey. Marshall Allman is the cubicle monkey Dory, a “Data Meister” who flips out at work and ends […]

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Review: Convoy

1 July, 2010 (20:59) | by Richard T. Jameson, Film Reviews, Sam Peckinpah | By: Richard T. Jameson

[Originally published in Movietone News 58-59, August, 1978] Convoy continues Peckinpah’s voyage into “nihilist poetry,” in the phrase of Pauline Kael, which began to be dreamily insistent in The Killer Elite and became the whole show in Cross of Iron. At a glance, the new film looks closer to conventional narrative than that Yugoslav-based war […]

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Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

13 May, 2010 (09:08) | by Kathleen Murphy, by Richard T. Jameson, Essays, Film Reviews, Sam Peckinpah | By: Richard T. Jameson

[Originally published in Film Comment Volume 17 Number 1, January/February 1981] “Ah know you. You’re the guy in the hole.” —Gold Hat to Fred C. Dobbs, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre Toward the end of Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, just before his self-shattering execution of Kris Kristofferson’s Billy, James Coburn as Pat […]

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Review: Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid

12 May, 2010 (09:13) | by Richard T. Jameson, Film Reviews, Sam Peckinpah | By: Richard T. Jameson

[Originally published in Movietone News 23, May-June 1973] Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid vies with The Ballad of Cable Hogue as Sam Peckinpah’s most personal film. Not that Ride the High Country, Major Dundee, The Wild Bunch, Straw Dogs, Junior Bonner, The Getaway, or even that compromised early project The Deadly Companions could have […]

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