Disco Godfather

I can remember being a kid in 1979. There was a great deal of excitement over the fact that we were going to be seeing a change in the calendar. It was going to be the 80’s! As a child something that simple is rather awe-inspiring. I didn’t realize it then, but when it came…

Blackenstein

The so-called blaxploitation genre of the early 70’s was a pretty big box office draw. Under that umbrella there were action films, crime dramas, comedies, and, of course, horror films. With the success that AIP saw with Blacula in 1972, today’s movie was pretty much an inevitability. After all, Universal followed up the success of…

Friday Foster

Thanks to Quentin Tarantino and his career resurrecting ways, Pam Grier has become a well-known name once again. But if you only know Ms. Grier from “Jackie Brown,” then you don’t know Ms. Grier. She was the queen of 70’s blaxploitation cinema! Today we look at a film in which she starred as a character…

The Monkey Hustle

My favorite of the Bond films is “Live and Let Die.” I know it’s not often listen as one of the best of the 007 films, but I’ve just always enjoyed it. It’s got a cool atmosphere and one of the best Bond girls in Jane Seymour, but ultimately, how can you get a cooler…

Across 110th Street

I love movies that have great title sequences. Sometimes you just get a great mix of music and visuals that perfectly set the stage for what is to come. One of my favorites from recent years is the opening of Quentin Tarantino’s “Jackie Brown.” In that sequence I especially love the use of Bobby Womack’s…