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*contains spoilers Do you know The Three Sisters? No, they are not a wholesome singing group or a Motown invention… Otherwise known as The Three Mothers, they are evil witches from the Dario Argento (1940-) movie Suspiria (1977) and its remake (2018) of the same name… They can invade your mind and give you nightmares,…

Read more The Insidious Witchcraft and Toxic Femininity in Suspiria and its remake

*contains spoilers Fans of Gene Wilder (1933-2016 Alzheimer’s disease) and Zero Mostel (1915-77 heart aneurysm) who appeared together in the Mel Brooks comedy The Producers (1968) are probably not aware of the theatre of the absurd movie version of playwright Eugene Ionesco’s (1909-94) Rhinoceros (1974). While this isn’t a great movie, part of the absurdist…

Read more Actor Gene Wilder in Eugene Ionesco’s Rhinoceros (1974)

*contains spoilers If we jump to Tucker’s The Cape Canaveral Monsters and while that film relates to the space race between superpowers back in the late 1950s, it is still relevant today with each rich nation seeming to be spending money on becoming the first to have a colony on Mars. I bet the Martians…

Read more The Cult of Director Phil Tucker’s The Cape Canaveral Monsters (Part Two)

*contains spoilers “Our freedom for our knowledge,” says a character in The Cape Canaveral Monsters (1960) in his bid to strike a deal of release from his alien captors as he then speaks Pig Latin to his cuffed girlfriend, something which fools these evil characters who are bent on stopping the Earth from ever exploring…

Read more The Cult of Director Phil Tucker’s The Cape Canaveral Monsters (Part One)

*contains spoilers Let’s take a look at a couple of movies which deal with medications. Firstly, there’s Misconduct (2016) which shows how the law and big pharmaceutical corporations remain credible in the eyes of the public and the world through manipulation of the law. Then second is Side Effects (2013) which shows the trickle-down effect…

Read more The Prescription for Misconduct (2016) may have killer Side Effects (2013)

*contains spoilers The Linda Blair (1959-) movie Dead Sleep (1990) looks into a part of Australian medical history which should not be forgotten like this movie unfortunately is. The fundamental question of whether a family and the patient themselves should listen and take psychiatric treatment and advice as the gospel truth and not just as…

Read more The Aussie Cult of Actress Linda Blair in Dead Sleep (1990)

*contains spoilers and strong course language “My show is about racial healing,” says actor Damon Wayons (1960-)  in Spike Lee’s (1957-) movie Bamboozled (2000). This film, which was dismissed back when it was first released, is now regarded as some sort of cult film. It hints at the possibility that you can be white on…

Read more Hallelujah for the Bamboozled Cult of Actor Willie Best (Part One)

*contains spoilers It could be said that writer and director Dennis Potter’s (1935-94 pancreatic cancer) movie Secret Friends (1991) is about the evolution of schizophrenia in the individual from childhood, where the beginnings are laid in the mind and, finally, how it hatches into adolescent or adult madness. It is also about the individual coming…

Read more The Schizophrenic Cult of Director Dennis Potter’s Secret Friends (1991)

*contains spoilers Different actors were used for Ida’s next film, which she directed and co-wrote, entitled Outrage (1950). This film was only the second movie about rape ever released in modern day Hollywood under the rule of The Production Code after Johnny Belinda (1948), which won actress Jane Wyman (1917-2007 in sleep) an Oscar. The…

Read more The Cult of Director Ida Lupino’s The Filmakers Movies (Part Two)