Film Review: Save the Tiger (1973)

Early on in John G. Avildsen‘s 1973 feature Save the Tiger, Phil Greene (played by the great Jack Gilford) laments to the main character, despondent businessman Harry Stoner (the inimitable Jack Lemmon), that “they” (the film industry) haven’t made a “…good movie in 30 years.” This casual disparagement of an industry comes across almost as…Read more Film Review: Save the Tiger (1973)

Film Review: The China Syndrome (1979)

The two most important scenes of 1979′s The China Syndrome are the two static shots of network television monitors which bookend James Bridges' film. The shots of television monitors depict members of the television media covering puff-piece stories. This establishes an immediate and powerfully condemning connection with the deplorable, 24 hour media circus of the…Read more Film Review: The China Syndrome (1979)