In honor of the great Aboriginal actor David Gulpilil, a parable about two civilizations and the unbridgeable gulf between them.
Tag Archives: Adventure
L’HOMME DEL RIO (1964)
In celebration of the late Jean-Paul Belmondo, we visit a big fun 1960s action-adventure, French-style.
THE GOONIES (1985)
After the passing of the great blockbuster director Richard Donner, we revisit one of his most beloved hits.
Actor Ned Beatty passed away this week, so we revisit his first and most famous/infamous role.
THE AFRICAN QUEEN (1951)
I still think this enjoyable adventure story holds up, though the story of its shooting in the Congo (including possible accidental cannibalism) is now at least as famous as the movie itself.
MAN OF ARAN (1934)
A documentary so early it doesn’t know the rules about documentaries, about life at the edge of human existence.
AGUIRRE, DER ZORN GOTTES (1972)
A descent into madness with conquistadors searching fruitlessly for El Dorado, that Werner Herzog dragged a full movie crew down the Amazon to shoot.
THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (1948)
A story where three very grizzled dudes find gold in the wilderness and it drives them all nuts. A manly man’s parable about greed.
KING KONG (1933)
The original monster movie continues to thrill when it comes to its giant gorilla. The rest of the movie has not aged as well.
PRINCESS MONONOKE (1997)
A gorgeous animation classic that is firmly for adults, about the eternal struggle between humans and their environment.