Employee Picks: A David Cronenberg Masterpiece, a Pretty Good Tarantino Rip-Off, and Some Underrated Sam Peckinpah

/Film | 8/15/2018 | Jacob Knight
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Hello and welcome back to Employee Picks! We’re on our last round of video releases for the summer (before switching back over to theatrical alternatives in September). In order to avoid some overlap with our previously published “Summer Guide”, a few of the bigger titles (Infinity War, Deadpool 2) have been omitted this month, because I already told you what to watch instead of those (so get on it, y’all!). We’re trying to stay fresh in this little corner of the Internet, so don’t look at me funny for operating in the name of #goodcontent.

Where Breaking In finds Gabrielle Union struggling to defend her brood during a home invasion, Unlawful Entry sees Kurt Russell’s hunky hubby thwarting the advances of a psychotic cop (Ray Liotta) who becomes obsessed with his sultry wife (Madeline Stowe). The ironic twist? This perverse boy in blue’s voyeuristic fixation is kicked off when he’s called in to investigate a break-in at the well-to-do couple’s home. Jonathan Kaplan (Truck Turner, Over the Edge) is one of the all-time great, unfortunately unheralded exploitation directors, having delivered everything from naughty nurse pictures for Roger Corman (Night Call Nurses) to iconic court procedurals (The Accused). Unlawful Entry is his entry into the “erotic thriller” subcategory that overtook late night cable during the late ‘80s – its run lasting up through the ‘90s – and is easily one of the very best.

Entry - Amazon

Unlawful Entry is available to stream on Amazon.

Out of all the adjectives used to describe the films of Sam Peckinpah (The Wild Bunch, Straw Dogs), “sexy” is rarely amongst them. Yet that’s precisely what Junior Bonner is — a damn sexy motion picture. Capitalizing on Steve McQueen’s studly appeal (that was seemingly impervious to the assaults of time), screenwriter Jeb Rosebrook’s character study about an aging rodeo ace discovers...
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