Ravagers (1979)

There sure were a lot of post-Apocalyptic films in the Seventies! I really wouldn’t even want to guess how many. We tend to think of the genre as starting with Mad Max and The Road Warrior, but it goes the whole way back to the silent era, and they were pretty heavy on the ground […]

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Damnation Alley (1977)

There are movies that could only have been made in the Seventies. Now we need to say certain things about this one right up front: The star of this film is a giant truck. It’s called the Landmaster, and the legendary prop designer Dean Jeffries (yes, the guy who built the cars for Blade Runner) […]

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Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

It seems our film industry is suffering from a bad case of elephantiasis (and, come to think of it, sequelitis). It’s as if Hollywood is now incapable of making any film that isn’t utterly bloated:  distended by endless swollen CGI sequences that almost defy the audience to believe in them. And one might almost be tempted […]

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