The Cohen Case Files: Hell up in Harlem (1973)

Written, Produced and Directed by Larry Cohen Note: Since Hell up in Harlem is a sequel to Black Caesar, this review will contain SPOILERS regarding certain plot points (including the ending) of Black Caesar. I usually have no problem overlooking the seams when it comes to a Larry Cohen film. I’ve grown accustomed to cheaply […]

The Cohen Case Files: Black Caesar (1973)

Written, Produced, and Directed by Larry Cohen Larry Cohen’s first excursion into the blaxploitation genre (unlike many people, I don’t consider 1972s Bone to be a blaxploitation film), Black Caesar is a solid morality tale with gangster film trappings.  If not for the profanity, nudity, and graphic violence on display, it could be a Warner […]