Tag Archives: 1976

Taxi Driver Review

I’d like to talk about a French movie called La Haine.  Easily one of the most historically significant French films of the last 25 years, La Haine (or Hate) tells the story of young men of different ethnic backgrounds living in one of the poorest parts of France who are the victims of police brutality.  While the American … Continue reading Taxi Driver Review

Carrie (1976) Review

MINOR SPOILER WARNING This is one review that I didn’t think I’d ever be writing.  Some readers may recall the first time I reviewed a Carrie adaptation – when I saw the 2013 Carrie movie – at which point I decided that the original Brian de Palma film was not for me. I was in a place in … Continue reading Carrie (1976) Review

Silver Streak Review

This is an odd film. It marks the first pairing of Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor, although Pryor is absent for about the first two thirds of the movie.  Its plot is very strange, starting on a moving train, then moving to a rural setting, and then somehow moving back to the train, then back … Continue reading Silver Streak Review

Network Review

The first part of this film I ever saw was the famous scene with everyone shouting from their windows.  It was in a film history course I took a few years ago, and ever since I saw the clip, I’d been really wanting to see the whole film.  That scene really moved me when I … Continue reading Network Review

Silent Movie Review

Mel Brooks is known for writing clever stuff, and a lot of that cleverness is in the dialogue.  So, the question is, can Mel do a silent movie well?  I strongly believe that he did.  Silent Movie is delightful in every scene, with a fun cast of characters who are performed very well (with perfect … Continue reading Silent Movie Review