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KRISTY SWASON IN WES CRAVEN'S SCIENCE-HORROR 'DEADLY FRIEND'

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Blu Ray Cover Artwork for DEADLY FRIEND Year Released: 1986 Rating: **** A year before giving her class the lowdown about FERRIS BEULLER'...

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KEN HUTCHISON PLAYS THE ULTIMATE HEAVY FOR 'SWEENEY 2'

KEN HUTCHISON PLAYS THE ULTIMATE HEAVY FOR 'SWEENEY 2' KEN HUTCHISON PLAYS THE ULTIMATE HEAVY FOR 'SWEENEY 2'

SWEENEY 2 featuring John Thaw & Ken Hutchison Year: 1978 Rates: ****1/2 Before the fourth and final season of the popular British crime ...

REST IN PEACE TO SCOTTISH TOUGH GUY ACTOR KEN HUTCHISON

REST IN PEACE TO SCOTTISH TOUGH GUY ACTOR KEN HUTCHISON REST IN PEACE TO SCOTTISH TOUGH GUY ACTOR KEN HUTCHISON

The late Ken Hutchison warms up for another blag in SWEENEY 2 circa 1978 Before delving into the career of Scottish tough guy actor Ken Hutc...

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KEN HUTCHISON STEALS 'THE SWEENEY' STAY LUCKY EH EPISODE

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Ken Hutchison on The Sweeney Year: 1975 Rates: **** Before playing Mr. Hill in SWEENEY 2, the late STRAW DOGS baddie Ken Hutchison dons a fa...

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SYDNEY CHAPLIN STARS IN THE BRITISH FILM NOIR' CONFESSION'

SYDNEY CHAPLIN STARS IN THE BRITISH FILM NOIR' CONFESSION' SYDNEY CHAPLIN STARS IN THE BRITISH FILM NOIR' CONFESSION'

Poster for THE CONFESSION Year: 1955 Rating: **1/2 Charlie Chaplin's son Sydney Chaplin gets first-billing in a British Film Noir titled...

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JACK NICHOLSON & OTIS YOUNG TAKING ON 'THE LAST DETAIL'

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Jack Nicholson and Otis Young in THE LAST DETAIL Year: 1973 Rating: ***** What makes THE LAST DETAIL as much comedy as drama is the brillian...

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JACK NICHOLSON NOIR FOR 'THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE'

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Title: THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE Year: 1981 Rating: ***1/2 Passion is better left implied, and the original POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE...

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JACK NICHOLSON IN THE FORGOTTEN NEO NOIR 'BLOOD AND WINE'

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Jack Nicholson stars in Bob Rafelson's BLOOD AND WINE Year: 1996 Rating: ***1/2 Some truly inspired casting of two sly human bobcats, on...

JACK NICHOLSON 'THE KING OF MARVIN GARDENS' BRUCE DERN

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Title: THE KING OF MARVIN GARDENS Year: 1972 Rating: *** Maybe directors never really outgrow their film school mindset: And in that, follo...

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JACK NICHOLSON & ART GARFUNKEL IN 'CARNAL KNOWLEDGE'

JACK NICHOLSON & ART GARFUNKEL IN 'CARNAL KNOWLEDGE' JACK NICHOLSON & ART GARFUNKEL IN 'CARNAL KNOWLEDGE'

Jack Nicholson raging through CARNAL KNOWLEDGE Year: 1971 Rating: ***1/2 If you can get past a then thirty-four year old Jack Nicholson as a...

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CHARLES BRONSON IN TERENCE YOUNG'S 'THE VALACHI PAPERS'

CHARLES BRONSON IN TERENCE YOUNG'S 'THE VALACHI PAPERS' CHARLES BRONSON IN TERENCE YOUNG'S 'THE VALACHI PAPERS'

The Valachi Papers Year: 1972 Rating: **1/2 One of the last Charles Bronson roles as a moody and irritable, tempermental characte r, soon me...

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CHARLES BRONSON FIGHTS THROUGH WALTER HILL'S 'HARD TIMES'

CHARLES BRONSON FIGHTS THROUGH WALTER HILL'S 'HARD TIMES' CHARLES BRONSON FIGHTS THROUGH WALTER HILL'S 'HARD TIMES'

Charles Bronson fights Bob Tessier in Walter Hill's HARD TIMES Year: 1975 Rating: ***1/2 For a director whose style would be eternally l...

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SEAN CONNERY & YVONNE ROMAIN IN 'THE FRIGHTENED CITY'

SEAN CONNERY & YVONNE ROMAIN IN 'THE FRIGHTENED CITY' SEAN CONNERY & YVONNE ROMAIN IN 'THE FRIGHTENED CITY'

Poster image of Yvonne Romain for THE FRIGHTENED CITY Year: 1961 Rating: ** With a terrific title like THE FRIGHTENED CITY, a British Neo No...

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IAN HENDRY & JUNE RITCHIE FLING THROUGH 'THIS IS MY STREET'

IAN HENDRY & JUNE RITCHIE FLING THROUGH 'THIS IS MY STREET' IAN HENDRY & JUNE RITCHIE FLING THROUGH 'THIS IS MY STREET'

June Ritchie and Ian Hendry in THIS IS MY STREET Year: 1961 Rating: *** Ian Hendry in a role that would have better fit a more downright han...

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WARREN OATES WAITING OUT LEE VAN CLEEF FOR 'BARQUERO'

WARREN OATES WAITING OUT LEE VAN CLEEF FOR 'BARQUERO' WARREN OATES WAITING OUT LEE VAN CLEEF FOR 'BARQUERO'

Warren Beatty plays bad to the bone for BARQUERO Year: 1970 Rating: **1/2 Of course you've heard of a Mexican Standoff, but BARQURO take...

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PETER SELLERS GETS COMPLETELY VICIOUS FOR 'NEVER LET GO'

PETER SELLERS GETS COMPLETELY VICIOUS FOR 'NEVER LET GO' PETER SELLERS GETS COMPLETELY VICIOUS FOR 'NEVER LET GO'

Title: NEVER LET GO Year: 1960 Rating: **** A British Neo Noir cross between DEATH OF A SALESMAN before and DEATH WISH after, John Guillerma...

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DAVID NIVEN & PETER SELLERS ARE BOTH BOND IN 'CASINO ROYALE'

DAVID NIVEN & PETER SELLERS ARE BOTH BOND IN 'CASINO ROYALE' DAVID NIVEN & PETER SELLERS ARE BOTH BOND IN 'CASINO ROYALE'

David Niven and Barbara Bouchet in CASINO ROYALE Year: 1967 Rating: *1/2 The infamous James Bond Spy Spoof CASINO ROYALE from the much-too-c...

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ROGER MOORE IN THE SPACE-CRAZE ERA BOND 'MOONRAKER'

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Roger Moore in MOONRAKER with Lois Chiles Year 1979 Rating **** What's more ironic than the science-fiction James Bond MOONRAKER spendi...

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CANNON BLASTS LUCINDA DICKEY IN 'NINJA III: THE DOMINATION'

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Blu Ray of Ninja III Year: 1984 Rating: ***1/2 NINJA III: THE DOMINATION, despite being number three after The Cannon Group's previous N...

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DARREN MCGAVIN COPS OUT 'THE CASE AGAINST BROOKLYN'

DARREN MCGAVIN COPS OUT 'THE CASE AGAINST BROOKLYN' DARREN MCGAVIN COPS OUT 'THE CASE AGAINST BROOKLYN'

Margaret Hayes & Darren McGavin THE CASE AGAINST BROOKLYN Year: 1958 Rates: ***1/2 "Maybe he's queer for widows who run garages...

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ENGLISH STARLET JOY WEBSTER CHANNELS 'STORMY CROSSING'

ENGLISH STARLET JOY WEBSTER CHANNELS 'STORMY CROSSING' ENGLISH STARLET JOY WEBSTER CHANNELS 'STORMY CROSSING'

Joy Webster and John Ireland in BLACK TIDE/STORMY CROSSING 1958 Rates: *** It's been a joy discovering British starlet Joy Webster who,...

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MATT DILLON SHOOTS CRAP IN 'THE BIG TOWN' WITH DIANE LANE

MATT DILLON SHOOTS CRAP IN 'THE BIG TOWN' WITH DIANE LANE MATT DILLON SHOOTS CRAP IN 'THE BIG TOWN' WITH DIANE LANE

Matt Dillon in THE BIG TOWN with Del Close and Don Park Year: 1987 Rating: ***1/2 With a deliberately sparse-pulpy title, THE BIG TOWN is se...

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JOHN DEREK PIMPING BRITISH FILM NOIR 'THE FLESH IS WEAK'

JOHN DEREK PIMPING BRITISH FILM NOIR 'THE FLESH IS WEAK' JOHN DEREK PIMPING BRITISH FILM NOIR 'THE FLESH IS WEAK'

Title: THE FLESH IS WEAK Year: 1957 Rating: **1/2 Before he became a horrible director with gorgeous blonde wives, John Derek made for a fai...

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SUSAN CABOT HAS STING IN ROGER CORMAN'S 'THE WASP WOMAN'

SUSAN CABOT HAS STING IN ROGER CORMAN'S 'THE WASP WOMAN' SUSAN CABOT HAS STING IN ROGER CORMAN'S 'THE WASP WOMAN'

Misleading poster image for THE WASP WOMAN Year: 1959 Rating: ***1/2 Michael Marks's beekeeper or actually wasp-keeper character Eric Wi...

ROBERT RYAN 'CITY BENEATH THE SEA' WITH ANTHONY QUINN

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Year: 1953 Rating: ** A letdown for those who love movies about treasure hunters. Unfortunately, the main character, played by a stiff Robe...

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OTTO PREMINGER'S COUNTER-CULTURE DISASTER OF 'SKIDOO'

OTTO PREMINGER'S COUNTER-CULTURE DISASTER OF 'SKIDOO' OTTO PREMINGER'S COUNTER-CULTURE DISASTER OF 'SKIDOO'

Year: 1968 Rating: * For their time and in a matter of aesthetics, Otto Preminger's Film Noirs LAURA and FALLEN ANGEL (both with Dan...

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SUSANNAH YORK IN 'THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE' W/ BERYL REID

SUSANNAH YORK IN 'THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE' W/ BERYL REID SUSANNAH YORK IN 'THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE' W/ BERYL REID

Title: THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE Year: 1968 Rating: *** After director Robert Aldrich exploded with THE DIRTY DOZEN he returned to an ind...

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JEAN GABIN IN 'MOONTIDE' WITH THOMAS MITCHELL & IDA LUPINO

JEAN GABIN IN 'MOONTIDE' WITH THOMAS MITCHELL & IDA LUPINO JEAN GABIN IN 'MOONTIDE' WITH THOMAS MITCHELL & IDA LUPINO

Jean Gabin in MOONTIDE Year: 1942 Rating: ***1/2 Begins with an intentionally surreal barroom scene with the headless body of pouting-lippe...