The Manchurian Candidate

The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

The Manchurian Candidate first published (in a slightly different version) by Movie Gazette, 11 December, 2004  John Frankenheimer’s The Manchurian Candidate (1962), based on Richard Condon’s 1959 novel of the same name, was a bleak, hallucinatory conspiracy thriller about a soldier who returns a decorated hero from the Korean War, but has in fact been…

Crazy Mama

Crazy Mama (1975)

Crazy Mama first published by Little White Lies, as entry 155 in my Cinema Psychotronicum column “You ladies are dangerous. This is America.”  The speaker is landlord Mr Albertson (Jim Backus), surprised to see, as he evicts Melba Stokes (Cloris Leachman) and her mother Sheba (Ann Sothern) for failing to meet rent on their hair…