The Cohen Case Files: Women of San Quentin (1983)

Story by Larry Cohen The misleadingly titled Women of San Quentin is about as inconsequential of a film as you are likely to find connected to Larry Cohen. While it sports a cast that is stacked with experienced character actors, it never rises above its TV-movie status to become an interesting—or entertaining—movie. All it aspires […]

The Cohen Case Files: As Good as Dead (1995)

Written, Produced, and Directed by Larry Cohen Even if you went into As Good as Dead without the knowledge that it made its premiere as a made-for-USA-network film, even casual viewers unaware of Cohen’s career could quickly figure out that fact. From the generic thriller title to the mostly anemic casting (save a little edginess […]

The Cohen Case Files: See China and Die (1981)

Written, produced, and directed by Larry Cohen Like a lot of Larry Cohen’s films, it’s tempting to simply look at See China and Die as a time capsule of the era it was produced. While the themes of his best films are timeless, many of Cohen’s productions are also rooted in the mundane everyday routines […]