Why I Love… #131: Special Effects

Year: 1984 Director: Larry Cohen Stars: Zoë Lund, Eric Bogosian, Brad Rijn Larry Cohen made cheap, dirty, gritty films. Not the kind that got a lot of respect on release (or, in most cases, later on for that matter). They were often genre pictures that belayed a scabrous social critique. His most popular and irreverent … Continue reading Why I Love… #131: Special Effects

Why I Love… #15: The Thing

Year: 1982 Director: John Carpenter Stars: Kurt Russell (R.J. MacReady), Wilford Brimley (Blair), Keith David (Childs), Donald Moffat (Garry), T.K. Carter (Nauls), Peter Maloney (Bennings) Genre: Science Fiction / Horror Seeing as in my convalescence I’ve developed for myself a MacReady-style level of beard growth, I thought it an appropriate time to cast an eye … Continue reading Why I Love… #15: The Thing