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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'

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

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'

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

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...

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BRITISH CREATURE HORROR SUSPENSE YARN 'THE DEADLY BEES'

BRITISH CREATURE HORROR SUSPENSE YARN 'THE DEADLY BEES' BRITISH CREATURE HORROR SUSPENSE YARN 'THE DEADLY BEES'

title: THE DEADLY BEES year: 1966 cast: Suzanna Leigh, Frank Finlay, John Harvey, Michael Ripper director: Freddie Francis rating: ***1/2 Do...

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ROMAN POLANSKI'S 'A DAY AT THE BEACH' WITH MARK BURNS

ROMAN POLANSKI'S 'A DAY AT THE BEACH' WITH MARK BURNS ROMAN POLANSKI'S 'A DAY AT THE BEACH' WITH MARK BURNS

Mark Burns and Beatie Edney in A DAY AT THE BEACH Year: 1970 Rating: ***1/2 Ironically, while Roman Polanski was in Europe the same year The...

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RIP CHARLIE WATTS DRUMS UP 'LET'S SPEND THE NIGHT TOGETHER'

RIP CHARLIE WATTS DRUMS UP 'LET'S SPEND THE NIGHT TOGETHER' RIP CHARLIE WATTS DRUMS UP 'LET'S SPEND THE NIGHT TOGETHER'

Charlie Watts in LET'S SPEND THE NIGHT TOGETHER Year: 1983 Rating: **** Nearing the end of British Movie Month on Cult Film Freak we say...

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CHEVY CHASE AND DAN AYKROYD SEEK HOPE IN 'SPIES LIKE US'

CHEVY CHASE AND DAN AYKROYD SEEK HOPE IN 'SPIES LIKE US' CHEVY CHASE AND DAN AYKROYD SEEK HOPE IN 'SPIES LIKE US'

Title: Spies Like Us Year: 1986 Rating: *** Spouting technical jargon with a computer-like brain, Dan Aykroyd could have made the perfect ...

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ROBERT MORSE IN 'THE BOATNIKS' WITH STEFANIE POWERS

ROBERT MORSE IN 'THE BOATNIKS' WITH STEFANIE POWERS ROBERT MORSE IN 'THE BOATNIKS' WITH STEFANIE POWERS

Opening Credits for THE BOATNIKS Year: 1970 Rating: ***1/2 Like THE APPLE DUMPLING GANG five-years later, Disney juggles two stories in one ...

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CHARLES BRONSON AND JILL IRELAND AVOID 'ASSASSINATION'

CHARLES BRONSON AND JILL IRELAND AVOID 'ASSASSINATION' CHARLES BRONSON AND JILL IRELAND AVOID 'ASSASSINATION'

Charles Bronson & Jan Gan Boyd Year: 1988 Rates: ***1/2 Jill Ireland's last collaboration after many with husband Charles Bronson gi...

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CHARLES BRONSON IN THE FRENCH THRILLER 'RIDER ON THE RAIN'

CHARLES BRONSON IN THE FRENCH THRILLER 'RIDER ON THE RAIN' CHARLES BRONSON IN THE FRENCH THRILLER 'RIDER ON THE RAIN'

Kino Lorber inside cover Year: 1970 Rates: *** The reversible Kino Lorber Blu Ray cover(s) for RIDER ON THE RAIN has one image of a shirtles...

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MICHAEL WINNER DIRECTS CHARLES BRONSON IN 'CHATO'S LAND'

MICHAEL WINNER DIRECTS CHARLES BRONSON IN 'CHATO'S LAND' MICHAEL WINNER DIRECTS CHARLES BRONSON IN 'CHATO'S LAND'

Charles Bronson in CHATO'S LAND year: 1971 The first act of CHATO'S LAND should have an alternative title, since we don't exper...

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MICHAEL WINNER DIRECTS CHARLES BRONSON IN 'DEATH WISH 3'

MICHAEL WINNER DIRECTS CHARLES BRONSON IN 'DEATH WISH 3' MICHAEL WINNER DIRECTS CHARLES BRONSON IN 'DEATH WISH 3'

Charles Bronson and Gavan O'Herlily foreign poster art