Walter Hill's updated (1984), highly stylised take on biker movies still looks like a determinedly eccentric project that happens to work at times, but not at...... more
Walter Hill's updated (1984), highly stylised take on biker movies still looks like a determinedly eccentric project that happens to work at times, but not at others. Michael Paré plays a biker who agrees to rescue his ex-girlfriend (a rocker played by Diane Lane) from kidnappers (led by Willem Dafoe). The ensuing battle against a nocturnal background of industrial blight, chrome, and loud music is like some fever dream of a Springsteen fan who listened to the song "Born to Run" far too often. The audacity of the film carries it a long way even after it becomes clear that Hill's experiment is crumbling under its own weight. Dafoe, who looked even spookier back then than he does now, is memorable, as are Amy Madigan and Rick Moranis. Music is by Ry Cooder, with an appearance by the Blasters. The DVD release has a widescreen presentation, optional French soundtrack, optional Spanish subtitles. --Tom Keogh
Advantages: Ancient and vibrant, a city that lives simultaneously in and beyond time Disadvantages: Prone to acts of war and other forms of madness
...tions usually identified with racing formula one cars. Drivers in Jerusalem define aggressive driving.
What's your budget? Go from there. In Jerusalem you can stay in anything from a 5-star hotel for which the sky's the limit to a modest and inexpensive hostel--or anything in between. I stayed on a B&B plan at the Palatin Hotel just off King George V Street a...
Advantages: Fans may love it, cheap price usually, Stevie returns to an acoustic style, some nice songs. Disadvantages: Poorer despite some good songs, some odd choices, not as good as other solo albums.
...1994's release, "Street Angel" marked Stevie Nicks' sixth solo album after "Timespace; The Greatest Hits of Stevie Nicks." After years of signing with her co-owned record company that she founded with two friends, Modern Records, this album moved over to EMI and it is the UK version, which this review relies upon. As such the price for this album starts at £3-99 online, on the high street...
Advantages: Easy read, well-written Disadvantages: Meandered a bit in places, could be a bit tighter
...a stranger on Charlotte Street in London one day. As he helps her pick up her stuff and clamber into a taxi, he finds he is left standing with a disposable camera in his hand. Captivated by this girl and easily influenced by his friends, he gets the film developed and tries to track her down through her random assortment of pictures.
Personally, I found the beginning of the book slow going. Jason isn...