August 10, 2012 - 4:35pm
Midnights at the Baxter presents 'Tombstone' [Movies]
It's a mustache frenzy at the O.K. Corral!
I have previously discussed the state of the Western genre in American cinema. There are some mighty fine masterpieces – John Ford's The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, for instance. In my opinion, though, the Italians who tackled the form showed us its true potential – directors such...
July 29, 2012 - 7:56pm
Midnights at the Baxter presents 'Army of Darkness' [Movies]
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Sam Raimi hit solid gold in the early 1980s. He was a 22-year-old aspiring filmmaker who had previously made short movies on a Super 8 camera with a friend of his named Bruce Campbell – you may have heard of him. In 1981, he decided to go for a feature-length film, and the result was the low-...
July 29, 2012 - 7:56pm
Midnights at the Baxter presents 'They Live' [Movies]
Ain't love grand?
John Carpenter, along with George Romero, is perhaps one of the most beloved names in American horror cinema. He helped to define the slasher genre in 1978 with Halloween (although many of his “groundbreaking” techniques were actually pioneered a few years earlier in Bob Clark's...
July 29, 2012 - 7:56pm
Midnights at the Baxter presents 'Rollerball' [Movies]
"In the not too distant future wars will no longer exist. But there will be Rollerball..."
By now it's practically a cliché to rant against the insipid nature of reality television culture. It doesn't take a genius to see how utterly worthless and mind-numbing these concoctions are. Why anyone would want to spend hours watching horrible people act horrible is beyond me. People...
July 29, 2012 - 7:56pm
Midnights at the Baxter presents 'Hobo With a Shotgun' [Movies]
What to do when your beloved hometown is overrun with sadistic criminals? If you're Rutger Hauer, the answer is to grab a shotgun and clean the streets, vigilante-style.
Five years ago, fans of classic drive-in cult films were treated to something wonderful: a special project by Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez called “Grindhouse,” which, as everyone remembers, was a double feature of classic-style violent exploitation films. Tarantino produced...
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