Moviedrome Mondays: Highway Patrolman (1991) (El Patrullero) (Mark Cousins Intro)

Since I could not find a youtube video link to Moviedrome presenter Mark Cousins introduction to cult director Alex Cox’s 1991 crime drama Highway Patrolman (El Patrullero), readers will have to rely on Cousins intro transcript here. The episode’s original airdate was March 8, 1998 (read here). Now isn’t this an interesting Moviedrome pick? Cousins is introducing viewers to a film directed by the former host of the aforementioned program, which in this case happens to be it’s director Alex Cox. Not much to add here except that I agree 100 percent with Cousins thoughts on this excellent film. If any of you readers are interested, here is a list of my favorite Alex Cox films (read here). Also, check out the season 5 episode of Moviedrome that featured then host Cox introducing his great 1987 film Walker, that I recapped here.

Here is a youtube video link to the Kino Lorber 2018 re-release trailer

Here is a youtube video link to Alex Cox’s own intro to the film

British film critic Mark Kermode interviewed Alex Cox twice back in 2016 – watch the youtube video links here and here

While we are it, Kermode also interviewed Mark Cousins that same year – watch the youtube video link here

Also, here is a youtube video link to Kermode’s commentary on Highway Patrolman as his BFI Player choice of the week

Moviedrome Mondays: Liebestraum (1991) (Mark Cousins Intro)

Since I could not find a youtube video link to Moviedrome presenter Mark Cousins introduction to director Mike Figgis 1991 mystery drama Liebestraum, readers will have to read Cousins intro transcript here. The episode’s original airdate was February 8, 1998 (read here). Despite it’s atmosphere, the drama never really gels like it should. As Cousins so eloquently implies, the best reason to see Liebestraum lies in the appearance of the great Kim Novak in a supporting role, which as of 2022, marks her last film to date.

Here is a youtube video link to the film’s original theatrical trailer

Moviedrome Mondays: The People Under the Stairs (1991)

Welcome back my dear readers for my first Moviedrome Monday entry since 4 weeks ago. I am glad to be back though 🙂 I have posted a youtube video link below to Moviedrome presenter Alex Cox’s introduction to horror director Wes Craven’s 1991 satirical horror film The People Under the Stairs. Readers can also read Cox’s intro transcript here. The episode’s original airdate was July 3, 1994 (read here). While I still rank The Last House on the Left and A Nightmare on Elm Street as Craven’s two greatest films, The People Under the Stairs may be the film of his that I admire the most alongside New Nightmare and his first two Scream movies. Like Cox, I too revere social comment within the horror genre and his mentioning of the film’s protagonists makes me wonder what he thinks of African-American director/writer Jordan Peele’s two horror films so far, which in this case are Get Out and Us?

Here is a youtube video link to Alex Cox’s Moviedrome intro to The People Under the Stairs

Here is a youtube video link to the film’s original theatrical trailer