Offbeat movie buffs, discerning video renters, and critical viewers
will benefit from this roll call of the best overlooked films of the
last 70 years. Richard Crouse, film critic and host of television’s
award-winning Reel to Real, details his favorite films, from the sublime Monsoon Wedding to the ridiculous Eegah! The Name Written in Blood.
Each movie is featured with a detailed description of plot, notable
trivia tidbits, critical reviews, and interviews with actors and
filmmakers. Featured interviews include Bill Wyman on a little-known
Rolling Stones documentary, schlockmeister Lloyd Kaufman on the history
of the Toxic Avenger, reclusive writer and director Hampton Fancher on
his film The Minus Man, and B-movie hero Bruce Campbell on playing Elvis Presley in Bubba Ho-Tep. Sidebars feature quirky details, including legal disclaimers and memorable quotes.