Tag: Melanie Griffith

The Return of ROAR (1981) + some rare publicity materials from down under.

The Return of ROAR (1981) + some rare publicity materials from down under.

June 18, 2015 | By

Lengthy review of Tippi Hedren’s ROAR (1981), currently touring cinemas courtesy of Olive Films and Drafthouse Films + some rare Aussie publicity pap.

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Film: Roar (1981)

Film: Roar (1981)

June 18, 2015 | By

The backstory of what some critic dubbed ‘the most expensive home movie ever made’ is truly fascinating, and a striking example of obsession, perseverance, and insanity. Ultimately costing $17 million, this extremely earnest effort to bring the issue of the rapid decimation of big cat populations in Africa to the masses took 11 years…

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BR: Born Yesterday (1950)

BR: Born Yesterday (1950)

August 26, 2014 | By

Kanin’s play is often regarded as a comedy, but it’s not. Born Yesterday, even in film form, is a dark portrait of a tough yet vulnerable young woman (Billie Dawn) who manages to escape and emotionally and occasionally physically abusive relationship…

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