Foreign Friday: Mafioso

Netflix is exceptionally daunting. The instant options alone gather around you like an angry mob. The titles confuse you in their obscurity, and your attempt to whittle your options down to a manageable list quickly gets out of hand. Calm down. We’re here to help. Here at LonelyReviewer, Foreign Friday opens your eyes to a …

5 Great Concert Films

There’s something about this season that brings back the memories of summers gone by. Memories of friends.  Memories of particular nights.  Memories of particular songs, sung along to, full-throated, beside 10,000 strangers who, for that one moment, could be considered close friends. And while film can never completely capture that feeling, there are a few …

DVD Review: Make Way For Tomorrow

Sometimes people ask me why I watch so many movies, why I spend so much time reading about, studying and looking for hard-to-find old movies.  Now, as a response, I can just present them with a copy of “Make Way For Tomorrow.”  This is why I search through old movies.  This is something special.  Never …

DVD Review: Hickey & Boggs

If you’ve seen every episode of “The Cosby Show,” and are disappointed that you haven’t seen Dr. Cliff Huxtable shoot anyone down in cold blood, have I got a movie for you.  1972’s “Hickey & Boggs,” re-teams Bill Cosby with former “I, Spy,” co-star Robert Culp. (Culp also directed the film.)  “Boggs,” is a typical 1970s …

DVD Review: Emergency Squad

In Italy in the early 1970s the spaghetti western fad was slowly dying and filmgoer’s attention was now turning to poliziotteschi, a cop-and-robber brand of cinema that contained high body counts, violence and lawlessness.  1974’s “Emergency Squad,” contained all the elements, presented in an exciting and entertaining fashion.