A psychiatrist moves out west after he is brought up on charges of sexual misconduct, for which his adoring, female attorney eventually gets the charges dropped... with the hope that this ... See full summary »
Anthony Michael Hall
Shades is a film about (imaginary) Belgian serial killer Freddy Lebecq which producer Max Vogel, a former lawyer, is determined to make into an internationally co-produced, relatively big ... See full summary »
Erik Van Looy
Johnny Walker is a cowboy and a boxer. He is very shy and a bit of a fool. He is in love with Ruby, but he cannot tell her. He is also a bit old to keep on boxing, but its the only thing he... See full summary »
Griffin Byrne is the idealistic new history, English and maths teacher in Father Frank Larkin's school in a mainly Latino ghetto neighborhood where most kids, even many of its graduates, ... See full summary »
Convicted corporate criminal Howard engineers a prison break as he and a number of fellow inmates are being transferred to a new facility. The escapees storm a shopping mall and take a ... See full summary »
Matt Earl Beesley
After a bloodbath of a robbery taken right out of "The Wild Bunch" and then being betrayed by his gang, Graff joins the side of the law to hunt his enemies and kill them one by one. Written by
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For a long time - since I first saw it way back when - I thought Steven Spielberg's "Duel" the best made-for-TV movie ever. Not anymore.
The cinematography by Conroy pushes this way beyond the "Duel" envelope. It is magnificent, accomplishing everything for the television format that one would expect from wide-screen. But it is well supported by a generally tight and able script and direction and great performances by all the actors involved.
This is a taught "thriller" Western, rather than a rehash of old conventions. The film opens with nods of respect to "The Wild Bunch" and Hill's "The Long Riders," but then establishes itself as its own study in the demoralization of men of violence. There is no right or wrong in this story, in the last analysis, only the struggle for survival, and a final contest between two strong men.
A brutal yet thoughtful presentation of such a struggle, leaving some questions to the audience for answer; but again, the highest marks go to the cinematography, and the editing that enhances it. This is a gorgeous film, visually, despite its troubling content.
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