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Only in the 70s: The Wiz (1978)

CONCLUDING Musical May at Film Torments is one of the strangest mis-steps in a respected director’s career. From the creator of Network, Serpico and 12 Angry Men comes 1978’s Motown-tinged retelling of the Oz story: The Wiz. I’ve...

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Only in the 70s: Sextette (1978)

AFTER last week’s break from Torments, we return with a senile vengeance for 1978’s self-regarding debacle: Sextette. Mae West was one of the most notorious performers in Hollywood during her 1930s-40s heyday. Mired in controversy for...

Only in the 70s: Days of Heaven (1978)

Rounding off Film Torments’ Oscar Month special, here’s our sideways stare at Terence Malick’s sophomore effort, the much-delayed result of a troubled production: Days of Heaven. Terence Malick has spent four decades in the film...