Christopher Saunders


I do not propose to recount my life in any detail, what is what. No damn business of anybody's, what is what. I am Groggy Dundee, *that* is what!



  • Inferno (1980)

    Inferno (1980)

    Nobody watches Dario Argento movies for lucid plots or nuanced characters. Inferno (1980) shows Argento at his fever dream best, a supernatural slasher film mor... Read more

    Posted on 18 October 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • I Walked With a Zombie

    Walked With Zombie

    (1943) marks Val Lewton and Jacques Tourneur's second collaboration. As usual, they enrich a chintzy B Movie set-up with remarkable depth and ambition. Zombie... Read more

    Posted on 18 October 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • The Big Sleep (1946)

    Sleep (1946)

    "Such a lot of guns around town and so few brains!"Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall made a dynamite couple, onscreen and off. Read more

    Posted on 16 October 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)

    Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)

    Charles B. Pierce made a B Movie hit with The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972), a docudrama about a Sasquatch stalking the Arkansas swamp. Read more

    Posted on 15 October 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Scarecrow


    Despite its dynamite star pairing, Scarecrow (1973) has been lost in the shuffle of '70s road movies. Gene Hackman and Al Pacino enrich an aimless drama, more... Read more

    Posted on 13 October 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Son of Frankenstein


    Boris Karloff bade Frankenstein's monster farewell with Son of Frankenstein (1939). While lacking the artistry of James Whale's earlier films, it's an... Read more

    Posted on 12 October 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Bride of Frankenstein

    Bride Frankenstein

    (1935) not only improves on James Whale's original Frankenstein, it's easily the best of Universal's '30s horror movies. Not merely iconographic, Bride shows... Read more

    Posted on 09 October 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Frankenstein (1931)

    Frankenstein (1931)

    Many Universal horror films haven't aged well, more iconographic than scary. James Whale's Frankenstein (1931) is an exception. Crude around the edges, it... Read more

    Posted on 07 October 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Deliverance


    "Sometimes you have to lose yourself before you can find anything." John Boorman specialized in art-inflected explorations of masculinity. Read more

    Posted on 05 October 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Jinnah


    Biopics of national heroes are dicey propositions, especially those of a country as contentious as Pakistan. Jinnah (1998) suffered from funding and distributio... Read more

    Posted on 05 October 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • ...tick...tick...tick...


    Ralph Nelson degenerated from a competent genre filmmaker to Stanley Kramer for the exploitation set. As derivative as it is poorly titled,... Read more

    Posted on 02 October 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Massacre Time

    Massacre Time

    Many Spaghetti Western titles are more entertaining than the actual film. Directed by future horror maestro Lucio Fulci, Massacre Time (1967) tries to enliven... Read more

    Posted on 20 September 2016 ENTERTAINMENT
  • Keoma


    For those who like their Spaghetti Westerns with a shot of strangeness, Keoma (1976) fits the bill. Enzo G. Castellari's experimental oater places a close secon... Read more

    Posted on 18 September 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • The Most Beautiful Wife

    Most Beautiful Wife

    "We're not on Earth to be happy, Francesca!"Damiano Damiani's The Most Beautiful Wife (1971) seems curiously topical. Commendable in its tasteful presentation o... Read more

    Posted on 18 September 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Last Days of Mussolini

    Last Days Mussolini

    Benito Mussolini's downfall makes for a gripping drama in Last Days of Mussolini (1974), also known as The Last Four Days. Director Carlo Lizzani skillfully... Read more

    Posted on 15 September 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Le Notti Bianche

    Notti Bianche

    "Never trust anyone, especially if they are in love."After the overblown Senso (1954), Luchino Visconti returned more measured material. Read more

    Posted on 14 September 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • L'Eclisse


    Michelangelo Antonioni's films maintain a detached stillness that cineastes either find engrossing or dull. L'Eclisse (1962) is his third collaboration with... Read more

    Posted on 13 September 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Un Flic


    "People will do the wrong thing, they always do." Alain Delon switches from criminal to cop in Un Flic (1972), Jean-Pierre Melville's final film. Read more

    Posted on 12 September 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Purple Noon

    Purple Noon

    "I might not look it, but I've got lots of imagination." Purple Noon (1960) adapts Patricia Highsmith's The Talented Mr. Ripley, with a French cast and crew... Read more

    Posted on 11 September 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • The Sicilian Clan

    Sicilian Clan

    (1969) pairs three legendary French stars: Alain Delon, Lino Ventura and Jean Gabin. Henri Verneuil's crime saga provides a slow burn thriller with a stylish... Read more

    Posted on 11 September 2016 ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES