GHOSTS OF MARS: Tide’s Up. Time to Stay Alive.

Ghosts of Mars (2001) – Directed by John Carpenter – Starring Ice Cube, Natasha Henstridge, Jason Statham, Pam Grier, Clea DuVall, and Joanna Cassidy. Look, I have a lot of love for John Carpenter. I think his passion for film is every bit as strong as any other American cinematic auteur, and there’s so much…

FRIDAY FOSTER: She’s Just All Woman, Lieutenant

Friday Foster (1975) – Directed by Arthur Marks – Starring Pam Grier, Carl Weathers, Eartha Kitt, Paul Benjamin, Yaphet Kotto, Thalmus Rasulala, Jim Backus, Godfrey Cambrigdge, Ed Cambridge, Scatman Crothers, Shawn Stratton, Jason Bernard, and Ted Lange. “She’s got more balls than brains.” “She’s just all woman, lieutenant.” This exchange comes after Friday Foster (Pam…

JACKIE BROWN: Tarantino’s Quiet Masterpiece

Jackie Brown (1997) – Directed by Quentin Tarantino – Starring Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster, Michael Keaton, Bridget Fonda, Robert De Niro, and Chris Tucker. JACKIE BROWN is cinematic bourbon, a seductively slow burn punctuated by hard shots of action. It is likely Tarantino’s least revered film (with the possible exception of DEATH…