The Breakdown of 'The Last House on the Left', 'Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey', 'Death Wish' and 'Uncle Frank'
It is a wild episode of The Movie Breakdown podcast with some very different movies getting reviewed this week. We go all the way back to the 1970s to review two exploitation movies in Wes Craven's controversial feature debut in The Last House on the Left and the very influential vigilante picture, Death Wish. We cheer things up with a fantasy holiday musical in Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey. Then we review a 2020 picture that is set in the 1970s exploring a closeted gay man and his family in Uncle Frank. Finally, we wrap-up the episode with a look at Warner Brothers revealing all their 2021 pictures will be released on HBO Max and we discuss what will be the long-term ramifications of this move.
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The Movies' Four-Star Rating
The Last House on the Left *** (CS & SM)
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey *** (CS) & ***½ (SM)
Death Wish * (CS & SM)
Uncle Frank *** (CS) & ***½ (SM)