Paranoia has gripped New York City as a killer is on the loose. But who can save you when the killer appears to be a cop? John and Pat debate whether or not a movie like Maniac Cop can have any redeeming social commentary… or is it just an exploitation film?
When East Meets West, the Champion remains standing… oops, sorry. That’s Rocky IV. This time around, it’s less about boxing and more about bridging the cultural and political divide to track down one of the Soviet Union’s most dangerous criminals who is loose on the streets of Chicago. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jim Belushi star in RED HEAT.
We start our month of “cop” movies off with the controversial look into the gang neighborhoods of Los Angeles in Dennis Hopper’s COLORS.
April is our month of movies that are just weird or different enough not to fit into some of the other themes we had assigned to each month. That being said, we start the month off with Dead Ringers and The Last Temptation of Christ. Both a little controversial. Both created by visionary directors. Both a little unsettling.