Begin Again (2013)


Begin Again (2013)

A chance encounter between a disgraced music-business executive and a young singer-songwriter, new to Manhattan, turns into a promising collaboration between the two talents. (IMDB)

Yeah a mainstream type one for the heck of it.















Gargoyles (1972)


Gargoyles (1972)

"Gargoyles" tells the story of an anthropology researcher(Cornel Wilde) and his adult daughter(Jennifer Salt)who drive to the Arizona desert to see an unusual skeleton hidden in the shack of Uncle Willie.Unfortunately when the duo try to transport bones away from the discovery site they are attacked gargoyles.The war between humankind and gargoyles begins... (IMDB  HumanoidOfFlesh)






















They Shoot Horses Don’t They? (1969)


They Shoot Horses Don’t They? (1969)

There's a bushel of fine performances to be found on the pier dance hall floor in this grim depression era story about marathon dancers. A popular entertainment in its day the competition would go on round the clock for days with contestants working themselves into a state of exhaustion and collapse in the hope of winning a meager prize. With massive unemployment across the country there was no shortage of contestants and Horses is filled with hard luck cases.

Director Sidney Pollack keeps the pace brisk by inter-cutting scenes between his large cast then amps things up further with dizzying elimination races. Hard luck hoofers Michael Sarrizin, Sussanah York, Red Buttons, Bruce Dern and Bonnie Bedelia all contribute powerful performances while Jane Fonda with hard edged cynicism delivers arguably the best acting job of her career. It is Gig Young as the emcee however that steals the film. A light comedy actor in most films Young's jaded good looks and forced optimism ("Yowsa, yowsa") to rouse the audience into thinking the torture on the floor is wholesome entertainment is an incredible portrait of calibrated hypocrisy and exploitation. (IMDB  st-shot)





Bruce Dern, Bonnie Bedella,  Jane Fonda

Michael Sarrazin

Gig Young


Red Buttons

Susannah York







Allyn Ann McLerie - Red Buttons