This post is part of The Retro Set’s Friday column The Retro Set Horror Corner, hosted by Meaghan Clohessy. Last month, the trailer was released for the remake of Chan Wook Park’s Oldboy. The trailer promises […]
I wanted to like Kansas City Bomber. Its mix of exploitative roller derby catfights and melodrama seemed like the perfect Saturday afternoon confection. I’m a big fan of Slap Shot, another 70s sports “entertainment” flick […]
Welcome to Carvel, USA. A world of manicured lawns, respectful children, manners and morality. It’s also home to Judge Hardy and family, whose rambunctious, girl crazy boy Andy, the wholesome All American boy of this […]
In Tony Scott’s Domino (2005), Mena Suvari plays an entertainment executive who describes her boss’s (Christopher Walken) attention span as being one of “a ferret on crystal meth.” Ironically, this throwaway line of dialogue effectively describes the […]
Sidney Lumet’s 1964 political thriller Fail-Safe is one of greatest Cold War films to come out of the Cold War era. This bleak, atomic drama is a film on par with Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece Dr. […]
Holy crap, guys. This film. I’m really not using The Retro Set as a therapy couch, I would just like to point the finger at TCM’s Summer Under the Stars movie marathon. Every day of the month, the classic […]
John Sturges’ The Great Escape tells the true story of the daring prison break attempt at the German Stalag Luft III prisoner of war camp in March 1944.