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Hard Times
Hard Times (1975)
17 months ago via Flixster

Never again can they make a movie this rustic and cast with such authentic actors. These were guys who stumbled into the acting "profession". Many of Bronson's contemporaries had a flippant view on acting, which made sense considering the impoverished upbringing they had. They lived through the Depression as children, so that salt-of-the-earth flare bleeds through in these Steinbeckian characters.

Barry DeVorzon's finest piece opens up the film as we see Bronson riding a boxcar into town.

The Detective
The Detective (1968)
17 months ago via Flixster

This would've been a good TV show story for Hawaii Five-O or Columbo. Not sure about a full length picture. In era brimming with great police detective stories, this one sorta just lays there. I didn't care about the victim or the investigation. Needed another draft or two.

Suddenly
Suddenly (1954)
17 months ago via Flixster

Frank establishing himself as a heavy fresh off his Oscar win. Interesting concept for the time. Pre-dates JFK's assassination and builds upon Frank's odd relationship with the fallen President and conspiracy theories that implicate the Mafia/Sinatra. Manchurian Candidate took this connection into Twilight Zone territory. Life is strange, isn't it?

Stark black and white footage. Sweaty, hostage scenario much like Desperate Hours but Frank lacks a fitting rival in Hayden, who gives his usual wooden performance.

The Tender Trap
17 months ago via Flixster
½

Great song, morally bankrupt characters. David Wayne's character was fine until the end when he made a pass at Celeste Holm to leave his wife after chastising Frank the whole film. Weird story.