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Movie: Targets

After unhinged Vietnam vet Bobby Thompson (Tim O'Kelly) kills his wife and mother, he goes on a brutal shooting spree. Starting at an oil refinery, he evades the police and continues his murderous outing at a drive-in movie theater, where Byron Orlok (Boris Karloff), a retiring horror film icon, is making a promotional appearance. Before long, Orlock, a symbol of fantastical old-fashioned scares, faces off against Thompson, a remorseless psychopath rooted in a harsh modern reality. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 19, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: The Other Side of the Wind

Surrounded by fans and skeptics, grizzled director J.J. "Jake" Hannaford returns from years abroad in Europe to a changed Hollywood, where he attempts to make his innovative comeback film. [more inside]
posted by octothorpe on Nov 3, 2018 - 4 comments

Movie: The Last Picture Show

In 1951, a group of high schoolers come of age in a bleak, isolated, atrophied West Texas town that is slowly dying, both culturally and economically. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 11, 2018 - 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

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