The Postman Always Rings Twice (Bob Rafelson, 1981)

[spoiler alert] Pulp crime picture reuniting Jack Nicholson and director Bob Rafelson (Five Easy Pieces, The King of Marvin Gardens) yet again.  A surprising mix of sex and violence pairs up two losers, Frank Chambers (Nicholson) and Cora Papadakis (Jessica Lange) who plot to and eventually kill Cora’s husband Nick (John Colicos).  They initially get off through a tenuous, at best, courtroom drama segment involving corrupt lawyers and insurance executives. The early rape scenes are quite a shock and the sexual violence continues throughout the film.  It’s a tough watch not only for the aforementioned scenes but also for the … Continue reading The Postman Always Rings Twice (Bob Rafelson, 1981)