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CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER & ELLIOTT GOULD IN 'THE SILENT PARTNER'

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Title: THE SILENT PARTNER Year: 1978 Rating: ***1/2 An almost perfect vehicle for Christopher Plummer, who, playing either nice guys or mena...

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Title: THE WILD LIFE Year: 1984 Writer: Cameron Crowe Stars: Chris Penn, Eric Stoltz Rating: **** THE WILD LIFE, an underrated, extremely u...

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Title: THE PEOPLE NEXT DOOR Year: 1970 Rating: ***1/2 David Greene's obscure THE PEOPLE NEXT DOOR is out to prove that a parent, in part...

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Title: BULLSEYE Cast: Michael Caine, Roger Moore Year: 1990 Rating: ** By 1990 how the 1970's mighty-British had fallen, three-fold, as ...

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Written by / 6/23/2022 / No comments / , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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Title: THE SHOOTIST Stars: John Wayne, Hugh O'Brien Year: 1976 Rating: ***1/2 Don Siegel's THE SHOOTIST seems perfectly suited as Jo...

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John Wayne in BRANNIGAN Year: 1975 Rating: **** After supposedly passing up DIRTY HARRY, John Wayne made two tough cop films (tough films a...

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Title: CHICAGO CONFIDENTIAL Shown: Jack Lambert, Beverly Tyler Year: 1957 Rates: ***1/2 One of several late-noirs about Union corruption, fo...

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JACQUES TOURNEUR DIRECTS 'THE LEOPARD MAN' FOR VAL LEWTON

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YEAR OF RELEASE: 1943 Rating: **** An alternative title for THE LEOPARD MAN produced by b-movie guru Val Lewton and directed by his stock s...

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Title: PRAY FOR THE WILDCATS Year: 1974 Rating: ***1/2 One of many Hollywood morality-tales against corporate competition, which ironically ...

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TIMOTHY DALTON SEEKS REVENGE WITHOUT HIS 'LICENSE TO KILL'

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Timothy Dalton in LICENSE TO KILL Year: 1989 Rating: ***1/2 A gritty and severe revenge plot makes Timothy Dalton's second of two James ...

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Timothy Dalton in THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS Year: 1987 Rating: **** While Timothy Dalton seemed more like another cool spy that James Bond would ...

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Title: INNOCENT BYSTANDERS Cast: Stanley Baker, Dana Andrews 1972 Rating: ***1/2 Tough, sturdy, square-jawed British actor Stanley Baker was...

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EDGAR WRIGHT & SIMON PEGG'S CREATION 'SHAUN OF THE DEAD'

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EDGAR WRIGHT & SIMON PEGG'S BUDDY COP HOMAGE 'HOT FUZZ'

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EDGAR WRIGHT'S TARANTINOESQUE THRILLRIDE 'BABY DRIVER'

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Retro Sparse for Baby Driver sans the title YEAR: 2017 BABY DRIVER is part RESERVOIR DOGS in storyline and characters, and nearly all Quen...

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EDGAR WRIGHT'S SWINGING FLASHBACK 'LAST NIGHT IN SOHO'

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Year: 2010 Rating: ***1/2 Director: Edgar Wright Famously retro/nostalgia driven SHAUN OF THE DEAD director Edgar Wright goes mainstream wit...

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Title: DEATH WATCH aka LA MORT EN DIRECT aka DER GEKAUFTE TOD Year: 1980 Rating: *** An intense firebrand of a crime-genre actor playing aga...

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Year: 1987 Rating: ***1/2 Sometimes those unknown flicks that seem straight-to-video or befitting a light night cable channel can actually ...

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Title: HELL'S BELLES Year: 1969 Rating: *** The late-60's biker sub-genre take on the James Stewart Western, WINCHESTER '73, whi...

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