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Movie Review: Easy Rider (1969, Hopper)

In 1969, the same year as Woodstock, Dennis Hopper, Peter Fonda and the inimitable Terry Southern gave the world EASY RIDER, a movie immediately embraced by liberals and young people as the perfect cinematic expression of their disgust at the state of America. It has been called the greatest road film of all time and […]

Movie Review: Threads (1984, Jackson)

A film in keeping with THE THING’s relentless nihilism, Mick Jackson and Barry Hines THREADS is perhaps the bleakest and most harrowing piece of TV ever commissioned by the BBC. Hines is best known for the wonderful KES, a screenplay he adapted from his own novel ‘A Kestrel For A Knave’, and it is his […]

Movie Review: The Thing (1982, Carpenter)

Few movies have risen from the ashes of total box office and critical failure on release to such tremendous universal acclaim decades later. In 1982 Carpenter was labelled a ‘pornographer of violence’ for his remake of Howard Hawks’ classic THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD, yet now it is his version rather than Hawks’ 1951 effort […]