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Entries from February 2007

Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974)

February 21st, 2007 · 2 Comments

In Socorro, New Mexico, 35-year-old Alice Hyatt (Ellen Burstyn) is a nervous housewife who referees battles between her husband and their smart mouthed, 11-year-old son Tommy (Alfred Lutter), who lays on the floor between speakers blasting Mott the Hoople. To push Dad’s buttons further, Tommy puts salt in the sugar bowl and is chased out […]

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Tags: Midlife crisis · Mother/son relationship · Road trip · Small town

Mean Streets (1973)

February 20th, 2007 · No Comments

“You don’t make up for your sins in church. You do it in the streets. You do it at home. The rest is bullshit and you know it,” narrates Martin Scorsese, the moral conscience of Charlie Cappa (Harvey Keitel). Charlie’s uncle is a respected and feared figure in the neighborhood, and with his loyalty and […]

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Tags: Cult favorite · Gangsters and hoodlums · Shootout · Unconventional romance

Boxcar Bertha (1972)

February 19th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Following the death of her father – a cropduster sent to work in a faulty biplane by The Man – Bertha Thompson (Barbara Hershey) strikes out across Arkansas. She loses her virginity in a boxcar to a labor activist named Big Bill Shelly (David Carradine). Bertha then falls in with Rake, (Barry Primus), a “Yankee” […]

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Tags: Based on book · Shootout · Train · Woman in jeopardy