Watermelon Man – Blu-Ray Review

Watermelon Man is Melvin Van Peebles' only studio film, made immediately before his game-changing independent Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song. It shares some of the radical politics with that film, but in a more user-friendly form, and is far less confrontational. It's basically a take on Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis, but instead of a man waking up to … Continue reading Watermelon Man – Blu-Ray Review

Cisco Pike – Blu-Ray Review

Cisco Pike is a decent little early '70s hippy crime flick, which is probably most notable for being the debut of Kris Kristofferson as a leading man (he had previously played a small role in Dennis Hopper's wildly experimental The Last Movie.) It was one of the first counter-culture films greenlit by Columbia after the runaway shock … Continue reading Cisco Pike – Blu-Ray Review