Tracks

I remember vividly when Oliver Stone’s film “Platoon” first came out in 1986. The media was all abuzz with talk of this being one of the first films to really look at the Vietnam War. The success of that film would unleash a whole slate of films about Vietnam, but, in reality, “Platoon” was far…

The Hot Spot

In some of my past reviews, I’ve talked about some of the young actresses I had crushes on during my teenage years.  I admit, there were several, but I think Jennifer Connelly probably topped the list.  After all, I had first seen her in Jim Henson’s 1986 film “Labyrinth.”  I’ve mentioned before that I’m a…

The Story of Mankind

Perhaps no name is more associated with the disaster film genre of the 1970’s than Irwin Allen.  He was the man behind such films as “The Poseidon Adventure” and “The Towering Inferno,” but his first films were quite different.  His first two directorial efforts were documentaries, one of which won him an Academy Award, but…