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The Original Underground Satire: The Quirky Queue Reviews PUTNEY SWOPE

By at March 27, 2012 | 11:42 pm | 1 Comments

The Original Underground Satire: The Quirky Queue Reviews PUTNEY SWOPE

5 / 5 stars Robert Downey, Sr.’s Putney Swope (1969) is often regarded as the first (or, at least one of the first) independent movies. Its anti-establishment themes (which are obvious from its movie poster) helped usher in the exploitation films of the 1970s. The movie is a scathing indictment of the advertising industry, commercialism, race relations and American more...

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Hitman Masterpiece: The Quirky Queue Film Review Recommends LE SAMOURAI

By at February 4, 2012 | 11:55 pm | 0 Comment

Hitman Masterpiece: The Quirky Queue Film Review Recommends LE SAMOURAI

5 / 5 stars The true film buff cannot live on cult movies alone. After watching so many underground films that are either wretched or surprisingly fun, one must occasionally look for something to really sink your teeth into. So we start fresh with our first Quirky Queue pick of 2012 with a forgotten masterpiece: I humbly introduce Jean-Pierre Melville’s 1967 Le more...

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Santa Scares The Quirky Queue: RARE EXPORTS: A CHRISTMAS TALE

By at December 21, 2011 | 11:00 pm | 0 Comment

Santa Scares The Quirky Queue: RARE EXPORTS: A CHRISTMAS TALE

4 / 5 stars It’s been difficult to find a good holiday season cult movie for this month's Quirky Queue. Never would I promote the vast amount of hackneyed "sociopath dresses as Santa" films (like Silent Night, Deadly Night and Psycho Santa). So this month it took quite a bit of research to bring you a very watchable underground film to break up the constant viewings more...

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Eat This, Hippie! A Thanksgiving Quirky Queue: ALICE’S RESTAURANT Film Review

By at November 23, 2011 | 11:39 pm | 0 Comment

Eat This, Hippie! A Thanksgiving Quirky Queue: ALICE’S RESTAURANT Film Review

4 / 5 stars This November, the Quirky Queue takes a ride in the wayback machine to 1969, for a heaping helping of Thanksgiving dinner with Arlo Guthrie, in the classic cult film adaptation of his folk hit. Although anti-war and anti-establishment messages abound, Alice’s Restaurant is a far cry from glorifying free love, the sexual revolution, or the prominent drug more...

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