Category Archives: D – VIEWING

(Richardson 1962) The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

18-08-16 VIEW (Richardson 1962) The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner pic 1There is more to this bleak story of a young man in a juve­nile deten­tion facil­ity than just another bit of “social real­ism” or the usual for­mula of redemption-through-sport. There are lay­ers and lay­ers in Alan Sillitoe’s story, and Ralph Richardson’s film gets many of them across. It’s about being con­trolled, being used, being forced to play roles for oth­ers, and finally rebelling against it in a way that makes some sense. The actors clearly under­stood these sub­tleties, and avoided clichés in inter­pret­ing the roles. Tom Court­ney became a star on the strength of this per­for­mance. Michael Red­grave, by then a ven­er­a­ble icon, worked every scene with him in del­i­cate bal­ance. This film still has a high rep­u­ta­tion in the British cin­ema, and justly so.

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FILMSJULY 2018

(Nyby 1951) The Thing [aka The Thing From Another World]
(Craven 1982) Swamp Thing
(Tenold 2018) Brandon’s Cult Movie Reviews: Swamp Thing
(Warner 2012) How the Uni­verse Works: Ep.14 ― Comets: Frozen Wan­der­ers
(Har­ris 2012) How the Uni­verse Works: Ep.15 ― Aster­oids: Worlds That Never Were
(Har­ris 2012) How the Uni­verse Works: Ep.16 ― Birth of the Earth
(Ben­ner 1977) Out­ra­geous!
(Mof­fatt 1984) Doc­tor Who: Ep.625 ― The Twin Delema, Part 3
(Mof­fatt 1984) Doc­tor Who: Ep.626 ― The Twin Delema, Part 4
(Borzage 1928) The River [sur­viv­ing scenes]
(Thiele 1943) Tarzan’s Desert Mys­tery
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FILMSJUNE 2018

(Almod­ó­var 1983) What Have I Done to Deserve This? [¿Qué he hecho yo para mere­cer esto!!]
(Five­son 1979) The Clonus Hor­ror [Mys­tery Sci­ence The­atre ver­sion]
(Oswald 1964) The Outer Lim­its: Ep.22 ― Spec­i­men: Unknown
(Hitch­cock 1940) For­eign Cor­re­spon­dent
(Dante 2013) Trail­ers from Hell: Joe Dante on Earth vs. the Fly­ing Saucers
(Sears 1956) Earth vs. the Fly­ing Saucers
(Wilder 1956) Wit­ness for the Pros­e­cu­tion
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FILMSMAY 2018

(Yea­worth 1958) The Blob
(Cross­land 2010) Mur­doch Mys­ter­ies: Ep.30 ― Rich Boy, Poor Boy
(Meza-León 2017) Rick and Morty: Ep.30 ― The ABC’s of Beth
(Dein 1960) The Leech Woman [Mys­tery Sci­ence The­atre ver­sion]
(May 1976) Mikey and Nicky
(Berke 1958) The Lost Mis­sile
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FILMSAPRIL 2018

(Spiel­berg 1981) Raiders of the Lost Ark
(Wilder 1954) Killers from Space
(Trelfer 2017) Dark Cor­ners Review: (38) Killers from Space
(Reit­man 1984) Ghost­busters
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FILMSMARCH 2018

(Berke­ley 1939) They Made Me a Crim­i­nal
(Mar­shall 1961) The Phan­tom Planet [Mys­tery Sci­ence The­atre ver­sion]
(Dante 2013) Trail­ers from Hell: Joe Dante on Giant from the Unknown
(Cunha 1958) Giant from the Unknown
(Trelfer 2017) Dark Cor­ners Review: (17) Giant from the Unknown
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FILMSFEBRUARY 2018

(Hitch­cock 1928) Cham­pagne
(Graves 2014) Game of Thrones: Ep.38 ― The Moun­tain and the Viper
(Duf­fer 2016) Stranger Things: Ep.7 ― The Bath­tub
(Dante 2014) Trail­ers from Hell: Joe Dante on Mr. Arkadin
(Welles 1955) Mr. Arkadin
(Duf­fer 2016) Stranger Things: Ep.8 ― The Upside Down
(Brooks 1974) Young Franken­stein
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FILMSJANUARY 2018

(Pal 1960) The Time Machine
(Taran­tino 2012) The Uni­verse: Ep.72 ― How Big, How Far, How Fast
(Trelfer 2017) Undead 32: Merry Christ­mas ― Basi­cally a Lot of Mind­less Chat­ter
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FILMSDECEMBER 2017

(Myers 2014) Rick and Morty: Ep.7 ― Rais­ing Gazor­pa­zorp
(Scott 2015) The Mar­t­ian
(Goldin 2011) The Uni­verse: Ep.68 ― Crash Land­ing on Mars
(Essex 1971) Octa­man
(Sny­der 2017) Tim­o­thy Sny­der Speaks: Ep.4 ― Sadopop­ulism
(Trelfer 2015) Dark Cor­ners Review: Ep.127 ― Octa­man
(New­ton 2014) Rick and Morty: Ep.8 ― Rixty Min­utes
(Kelly 2001) Don­nie Darko [director’s cut]
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FILMSNOVEMBER 2017

(Haller 1965) Die, Mon­ster, Die! [aka Mon­ster of Ter­ror]
(Pol­cino 2017) Rick and Morty: Ep.28 ― The Rick­lan­tis Mixup
(New­ton 2017) Rick and Morty: Ep.29 ― Morty’s Mind Blow­ers
(Favreau 2005) Zathura: A Space Adven­ture
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