The Cohen Case Files: El Condor (1970)

Co-Written by Larry Cohen I’m not sure what kind of film director John Guillermin was trying to make with El Condor, but it certainly wasn’t the film scripted by Larry Cohen and Steven W. Carabatsos. From Lee Van Cleef’s mugging performance to the light adventure score by Maurice Jarre, Guillermin seems to be trying to […]

New On DVD/Blu-ray: Drive (2011)

The common perception of a dramatic story is one that surprises or shocks the audience with unexpected twists.  I think a better case can be made for the opposite approach.  I don’t refer to mundane, by-the-numbers storytelling.  I mean the power of inevitability.  The ability of a filmmaker to draw from the audience the recognition […]