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Defiance (1980)

Director: John Flynn Starring: Jan-Michael Vincent, Teresa Saidana, Danny Aiello .USA. 1h 43m

I often find that I have to defend myself when I’m vocal about loving this offbeat hero flick. I have such a soft spot for movies, it’s bold and creates really strong characters, often flawed but with great intentions, just like real people. Defiance is as much a story about rebelling against tyrants as it is about a lone wolf putting down roots and finding that he needs to reshape the landscape before settling down. Continue reading Defiance (1980)

The Landlord (1970)

Director: Hal Ashby.
Starring. Beau Bridges, Diana Sands, Pearl Bailey, Walker Brooke, Lee Grant, Louis Gossett Jr. Marki Bey USA. 1h 52m.

When a director makes his debut there’s a strong possibility that they are aiming to make the biggest impact of their career and I believe Hal Ashby did just that with his cultural clash comedy drama that insists that we all look within and think without prejudice as we grow as people, which is what happens to his privileged and naive lead, Elgar (Bridges) as he “runs away” from and attempts to become a landlord. Continue reading The Landlord (1970)