In brief, Murat, in his travels, seems to suspect some sort of Christian devilry afoot, and so sneaks into Constantinople with a couple of friends. Along the way, they have to say hello to a couple of the sultan’s emissaries and kick a bunch of Byzantine ass.
When the James Bond novels were revived in the 1980s, the task of updating 007 fell to John Gardner, whose impressive skill as a thriller writer didn’t transfer over. In this round, we look at For Special Services, Icebreaker, and Role of Honor
As is my way, I have returned to The Cultural Gutter for my monthly science fiction article. In honor of the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, The Dandy Doctor celebrates the sartorial choices of the Doctor’s many incarnations
A seasonal Frolic Afield on Alcohol Professor celebrating both Krampusnacht and Repeal Day! Toasting Santa’s Devil showcases two beers, one American and one Italian, and one very special Krampus cocktail […]
The simple fear generated from saying, “Did you hear that?” while you’re sitting out in the middle of the woods isn’t something that can be explained to someone who hasn’t been there.
Considered by some to be one of Godard’s lighter films because it is more accessible and less maverick in its approach, Band of Outsiders still offers up a fine example of the French maverick at his best, and the fact that he doesn’t imitate himself should be an example of Band of Outsiders‘ inventiveness rather than the other way around.
There are a lot of directors who work with that special someone of an actor forging a partnership that becomes legendary within the cinematic world. Martin Scorsese had Robert DeNiro. John Ford had John Wayne. And German director Werner Herzog had Klaus Kinski.
Debuting between the final episode of Star Trek and the release of Star Wars, Space: 1999 occupies an odd bit of real estate and has an even odder tone of voice, though it’s easier to make sense of if you understand where sci fi was when Space: 1999 aired.
At this point, I don’t think there is much cause to recount the ninja craze that swept the world in the 1980s (you can piece together the story from our […]
If you, like me, were interested to see where Bond would go after Fleming (and Amis) and now that it was the 1980s, then License Renewed isn’t going to let you down, but it’s not really going to excite you either.