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.
This post is part of the our weekly horror film column, The Retro Set Horror Corner. The success of James Wan’s The Conjuring has signaled a shift in horror. Popular horror films are departing from the […]
[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n the balmy, Halloween morning of October 31st 1968, a bloodied corpse was discovered at 3110 Laurel Canyon Blvd in the hills above Hollywood. The body, beaten beyond recognition, belonged to a man who, 40 […]
The Canyons: Paul Schrader says, “Eh. Fuck it.” The use of real-life porn star James Deen as antagonist and leading man in Paul Schrader’s no-budget film, The Canyons, makes comparisons to Boogie Nights lazy but, […]