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Topic: airplane

Cry Terror!

Like the man says, ‘It’s a dilly.’


Thriller

Rod Lott
From 1958, “Cry Terror!” wastes no time, doing its best to earn that exclamation point. Even as the opening credits are still going, two men talking spell out practically the entire plot:
 
Friday, August 26, 2011

Back from Eternity

And feels like it.


Drama

Rod Lott
It's fun to view Back from Eternity as an early, lower-wattage version of the Airport disaster franchise that ruled the 1970s. Actually, I take that back: It’s not fun at all. It’s a dour, depressing, overwrought melodrama as only old-school Hollywood could do.
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Drive-In

Enjoy the show!


Comedy

Rod Lott
All but dead, the drive-in movie once was at the forefront of entertainment, as American as baseball, apple pie and Chevrolet. I can’t think of a film that bottles that nostalgia better than Drive-In, an obscure comedy worth hunting down.
 
Tuesday, September 18, 2012

FBI Code 98

It's about a bomb, but isn't one.


Thriller

Rod Lott
Despite how Warner Archive has branded it, 1963’s FBI Code 98 is not — repeat: not — film noir. All film noir is crime, but not all crime is film noir. That vaulted subgenre requires darkness, whereas this feature is so light and breezy, it’s practically a recruiting tool for the federal agency. It even has its own marching music.
 
Monday, May 6, 2013

I'm So Excited

Don’t be too excited for Pedro Almodovar’s I’m So Excited and its slapstick comedy aboard an airplane.


Comedy

Aimee Williams
When the male flight attendants eventually do an impromptu, drunken dance routine to the Pointer Sisters’ “I’m So Excited,” it seems as if Almodovar felt he had to formulate an entire comedy to justify this sole dance sequence, when a short film most likely would have sufficed.
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
 
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