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Movie: The Parallax View

The Parallax View, directed by Alan J. Pakula, stars Warren Beatty as a reporter who unearths evidence of a massive conspiracy to assassinate political figures, the work of the sinister Parallax Corporation. It’s part of a wave of similarly paranoid thrillers that swept through movie theaters in the 1970s in response to post-1968 disillusionment and the bona fide conspiracy of Watergate: Pakula’s All the President’s Men, Francis Ford Coppola’s The Conversation, Sydney Pollack’s Three Days of the Condor, and many more. [more inside]
posted by growabrain on Jul 21, 2017 - 10 comments

Movie: The French Connection

A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection. [more inside]
posted by valkane on May 6, 2016 - 8 comments

Movie: Cross of Iron

A squad of German soldiers fighting on the Eastern Front during WWII led by a battle-hardened sergeant fight to survive Soviet attacks and dogmatic commanders in a chaotic and lethal environment in this sympathetic portrayal of another side of the war not commonly portrayed in Hollywood film. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 30, 2016 - 4 comments

Movie: The Omen

Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador. Could the child that he is raising actually be the anti-christ? The devil's own son? Full movie here on YouTube. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 29, 2016 - 10 comments

Movie: The Passenger

A frustrated war correspondent, unable to find the war he's been asked to cover, takes the risky path of co-opting the I.D. of a dead arms dealer acquaintance. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 28, 2016 - 2 comments

Movie: Marathon Man

A graduate history student is unwittingly caught in the middle of an international conspiracy involving stolen diamonds, an exiled Nazi war criminal, and a rogue government agent. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 27, 2016 - 7 comments

Movie: The Boys from Brazil

A Nazi hunter in Paraguay discovers a sinister and bizarre plot to rekindle the Third Reich, culminating in a showdown in, of all places, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 26, 2016 - 11 comments

Movie: Thieves Like Us

Two convicts break out of Mississippi State Penitentiary in 1936 to join a third on a long spree of bank robbing, their special talent and claim to fame. The youngest of the three falls in love along the way with a girl met at their hideout, the older man is a happy professional criminal with a romance of his own, the third is a fast lover and hard drinker fond of his work. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 25, 2016 - 1 comment

Movie: Capricorn One

A NASA Mars mission won't work, and its funding is endangered, so they decide to fake it just this once. But then they have to keep the secret... [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 24, 2016 - 11 comments

Movie: Le Cercle Rouge

After leaving prison, master thief Corey crosses paths with a notorious escapee and an alcoholic former policeman. The trio proceed to plot an elaborate heist. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 23, 2016 - 2 comments

Movie: The Crazies

The military attempts to contain a manmade combat virus that causes death and permanent insanity in those infected, as it overtakes a small Pennsylvania town. Movie here on YouTube [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 22, 2016 - 3 comments

Movie: Straw Dogs

A young American and his English wife come to rural England and face increasingly vicious local harassment. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 21, 2016 - 1 comment

Movie: Dick

The Internet Movie Database has the movie described as follows: "Story of two girls who wander away from a White House tour and meet President Nixon." Ah, but it's so much more. [more inside]
posted by raysmj on Apr 20, 2016 - 9 comments

Movie: Night Moves

Los Angeles private detective Harry Moseby is hired by a client to find her runaway teenage daughter and he stumbles upon a case of murder and artifact smuggling. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 20, 2016 - 1 comment

Movie: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 19, 2016 - 9 comments

Movie: The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

When a bored Holmes eagerly takes the case of Gabrielle Valladon after an attempt on her life, the search for her missing husband leads to Loch Ness and the legendary monster. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 18, 2016 - 2 comments

Movie: Soylent Green

It's people. PEOPLE! [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 17, 2016 - 12 comments

Movie: Badlands

An impressionable teen girl from a dead-end town and her older greaser boyfriend go on a killing spree in the South Dakota badlands. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 16, 2016 - 2 comments

Movie: Twilight's Last Gleaming

A renegade USAF general, Lawrence Dell, escapes from a military prison and takes over an ICBM silo near Montana and threatens to provoke World War 3 unless the President reveals details of a secret meeting held just after the start of the Vietnam War between Dell and the then President's most trusted advisors. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 15, 2016 - 2 comments

Movie: The Duellists

A duel between two feuding Napoleonic officers eventually evolves into a decades-long series of duels, after each bout - for various reasons - ends unresolved. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 14, 2016 - 3 comments

Movie: Sorcerer

Four unfortunate men from different parts of the globe agree to risk their lives transporting gallons of nitroglycerin across dangerous South American jungle. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 13, 2016 - 5 comments

Movie: Paper Moon

During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young girl who may or may not be his daughter, and the two forge an unlikely partnership. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 12, 2016 - 9 comments

Movie: Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

With the help of an irreverent young sidekick, a bank robber gets his old gang back together to organize a daring new heist. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 11, 2016 - 1 comment

Movie: Across 110th Street

Two New York City cops go after amateur crooks who are trying to rip off the Mafia and start a gang war. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 10, 2016 - 3 comments

Movie: Dersu Uzala

The Russian army sends an explorer on an expedition to the snowy Siberian wilderness where he makes friends with a seasoned local hunter. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 9, 2016 - 3 comments

Movie: Murder by Death

Five famous literary detective characters and their sidekicks are invited to a bizarre mansion to solve an even stranger mystery. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 8, 2016 - 13 comments

Movie: The Friends of Eddie Coyle

After his last crime has him looking at a long prison sentence for repeat offenses, a low level Boston gangster decides to snitch on his friends to avoid jail time. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 7, 2016 - 3 comments

Movie: A Bridge Too Far

Operation Market Garden, September 1944: The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines. However, mismanagement and poor planning result in its failure. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 6, 2016 - 2 comments

Movie: Westworld

A robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 5, 2016 - 24 comments

Movie: Foxy Brown

A voluptuous black woman takes a job as a high-class prostitute in order to get revenge on the mobsters who murdered her boyfriend. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 4, 2016 - 2 comments

Movie: The Sting

In Chicago in September 1936, a young con man seeking revenge for his murdered partner teams up with a master of the big con to win a fortune from a criminal banker. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 3, 2016 - 16 comments

Movie: The Last Detail

Two Navy men are ordered to bring a young offender to prison but decide to show him one last good time along the way. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 2, 2016 - 3 comments

Movie: Young Frankenstein

An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that he is not as insane as people believe, travels to his family's home country and discovers the process that reanimates a dead body. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 1, 2016 - 22 comments

Movie: The Long Goodbye

Detective Philip Marlowe tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 6, 2016 - 2 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #16 Why Is Mason Reese Crying?

For Jonathan Goldstein, YouTube offers endless nostalgia, but he always finds himself returning to the same subject - a precocious child actor from the early 70's named Mason Reese. And then a few months ago, new clips of Reese began popping up on YouTube. What's more, they appeared to be uploaded by Reese himself. Jonathan sets out to discover why - and why now, after 40 years.
posted by radioamy on Mar 19, 2015 - 13 comments

THE SPIRIT OF '79

We talked about it, and considering the success and good run of the Spirit Of 99 Club, why not a Spirit Of 1979 club? Eh? Eh? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Jan 30, 2015 - 5 comments

Movie: The Hoax

In what would cause a fantastic media frenzy, Clifford Irving sells his bogus biography of Howard Hughes to a premiere publishing house in the early 1970s. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Oct 20, 2014 - 17 comments

Easy riders, kvelling MeFites

I'm wondering if there is appetite for a series on films (especially the lesser-known films) made by the American auteurs of the 1960's and 1970's: Altman, Kubrick, Rafelson, Friedkin, et al. [more inside]
posted by Sheydem-tants on Aug 3, 2014 - 3 comments

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