Sunday 21 May 2000

The First Thirty


Each third issue of the Apocalypse Later zine will be dedicated to film and many of those are part of a series called The First Thirty. The concept here is to look at how major actors started out their careers by reviewing each of their first thirty films, in order. I'll post the reviews here but they'll be available in print in a quarterly zine, each dedicated to a single actor.

So far, I've completed the First Thirty of Nicolas Cage and Pam Grier and I've just started on Vincent Price. The zines can be read at Apocalypse Later Press and bought in full colour print from Amazon.


Rating System
1 - Abysmal | 2 - Bad | 3 - Poor | 4 - OK | 5 - Good | 6 - Excellent | 7 - Classic


Latest Review (19 Jan 2024)
Title Year H D Director(s) IMDb
The Song of Bernadette 1943 6 6 Henry King IMDb

Vincent Price

Title Year H D Director(s) IMDb
Service de Luxe 1938 5 4 Rowland V. Lee IMDb
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex 1939 4 4 Michael Curtiz IMDb
Tower of London 1939 5 5 Rowland V. Lee IMDb
The Invisible Man Returns 1940 5 5 Joe May IMDb
Green Hell 1940 4 4 James Whale IMDb
The House of the Seven Gables 1940 6 6 Joe May IMDb
Brigham Young 1940 3 3 Henry Hathaway IMDb
Hudson's Bay 1941 5 5 Irving Pichel IMDb
The Song of Bernadette 1943 6 6 Henry King IMDb

Pam Grier

Title Year H D Director(s) IMDb
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls 1970 5 5 Russ Meyer IMDb
The Big Doll House 1971 4 4 Jack Hill IMDb
Women in Cages 1971 5 5 Gerry de Leon IMDb
The Twilight People 1972 4 - Eddie Romero IMDb
Cool Breeze 1972 4 4 Barry Pollack IMDb
The Big Bird Cage 1972 5 5 Jack Hill IMDb
Hit Man 1972 4 4 George Armitage IMDb
Black Mama White Mama 1973 5 5 Eddie Romero IMDb
Coffy 1973 6 5 Jack Hill IMDb
Scream Blacula Scream 1973 4 4 Bob Kelljan IMDb
The Arena 1974 5 5 Steve Carver IMDb
Foxy Brown 1974 5 5 Jack Hill IMDb
Sheba, Baby 1975 3 3 William Girdler IMDb
Bucktown 1975 5 5 Arthur Marks IMDb
Friday Foster 1975 5 5 Arthur Marks IMDb
Drum 1976 4 4 Steve Carver & Burt Kennedy IMDb
Twilight of Love 1977 3 - Luigi Scattini IMDb
Greased Lightning 1977 5 5 Michael Schultz IMDb
Fort Apache, the Bronx 1981 5 5 Daniel Petrie IMDb
Tough Enough 1983 5 5 Richard Fleischer IMDb
Something Wicked This Way Comes 1983 6 6 Jack Clayton IMDb
Stand Alone 1985 6 5 Alan Beattie IMDb
Badge of the Assassin 1985 4 4 Mel Damski IMDb
The Vindicator 1986 5 4 Jean-Claude Lord IMDb
On the Edge 1986 5 5 Rob Nilsson IMDb
The Allnighter 1987 4 4 Tamar Simon Hoffs IMDb
Above the Law 1988 5 5 Andrew Davis IMDb
The Package 1989 5 5 Andrew Davis IMDb
Class of 1999 1990 5 5 Mark L. Lester IMDb
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey 1991 5 5 Peter Hewitt IMDb

Nicolas Cage

Title Year H D Director(s) IMDb
The Best of Times 1981 3 3 Don Mischer IMDb
Fast Times at Ridgemont High 1982 6 5 Amy Heckerling IMDb
Valley Girl 1983 5 5 Martha Coolidge IMDb
Rumble Fish 1983 5 5 Francis Coppola IMDb
Racing with the Moon 1984 5 5 Richard Benjamin IMDb
The Cotton Club 1984 6 6 Francis Coppola IMDb
Birdy 1984 5 5 Alan Parker IMDb
The Boy in Blue 1986 3 4 Charles Jarrott IMDb
Peggy Sue Got Married 1986 5 5 Francis Ford Coppola IMDb
Raising Arizona 1987 6 6 Joel Coen IMDb
Moonstruck 1987 6 6 Norman Jewison IMDb
Vampire’s Kiss 1988 5 5 Robert Bierman IMDb
Never on Tuesday 1988 4 4 Adam Rifkin IMDb
Time to Kill 1989 5 5 Giuliano Montaldo IMDb
Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Brokenhearted 1990 4 4 David Lynch IMDb
Wild at Heart 1990 5 5 David Lynch IMDb
Fire Birds 1990 4 4 David Green IMDb
Zandalee 1991 2 3 Sam Pillsbury IMDb
Honeymoon in Vegas 1992 5 5 Andrew Bergman IMDb
Amos & Andrew 1993 4 4 E. Max Frye IMDb
Red Rock West 1993 6 5 John Dahl IMDb
Deadfall 1993 2 3 Christopher Coppola IMDb
Guarding Tess 1994 5 5 Hugh Wilson IMDb
It Could Happen to You 1994 6 6 Andrew Bergman IMDb
Trapped in Paradise 1994 5 5 George Gallo IMDb
Kiss of Death 1995 5 5 Barbet Schroeder IMDb
Leaving Las Vegas 1995 6 6 Mike Figgis IMDb
The Rock 1996 5 5 Michael Bay IMDb
Con Air 1997 5 6 Simon West IMDb
Face/Off 1997 6 6 John Woo IMDb

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