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Death Wish (1974)

Charles Bronson typified the macho action hero during the 1970s and 1980s, and his starring role in the Death Wish franchise confirmed his status as an international superstar. Ubiquitous readings of the film’s politics as leaning to the right (the extreme right, at that), led

Cruising (1980)

I love CRUISING. I think it’s an incredible film. Directed by one of my favourite auteurs Mr. William Friedkin who delivered one of my long term love affairs THE EXORCIST, among many other great pictures including another gay themed controversial film THE BOYS IN THE

Blue Velvet (1986)

Cinemaniac’s would like to introduce you to a strange world.. Of dark secrets lurking just beyond the white picket fence. A story of twisted desire, innocence lost and love discovered. The genesis of BLUE VELVET began shortly after David Lynch had finished filming The Elephant

Badlands (1973)

Hello Everyone. Badlands was a film that had an ominous reputation for me growing up. As a fan of post punk artists such as Nick Cave and the Scientists which often referenced Badlands as a brutally violent masterpiece that inspired their most dark murderous works.

Bless the Beasts & Children (1971)

Welcome to the latest screening in Cinemaniacs’ current season of underrated films about troubled youth. Tonight, I am pleased and proud to introduce a film that I have been a champion of for nearly 40 years, and one which I imagine will always have its