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SIAN BARBARA ALLEN IN THE TV-HORROR 'SCREAM, PRETTY PEGGY'

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Sian Barbara Allen & Ted Bessell Year: 1973 Rates: ***1/2 Sian Barbara Allen is one of those artsy-looking actresses that could only der...

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DONALD SUTHERLAND & JULIE CHRISTIE IN 'DON'T LOOK NOW'

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Julie Christie in Don't Look Now 1973 Rates: ***12 Never let your young daughter play outside, around water, and if she plays with dolls...

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JOANNA GOING AND REBECCA STAAB IN A NEWER 'DARK SHADOWS'

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Joanna Going in Dark Shadows Year: 1991 Rating: ***1/2 Dan Curtis turned his daytime soap DARK SHADOWS into a nighttime soap/miniseries that...

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ANTON DIFFRING WITH ERIKA REMBERG IN 'CIRCUS OF HORRORS'

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title: Circus of Horrors Year: 1960 rating: **** Anton Diffring's England-exiled German plastic surgeon character Dr. Schuler is really ...

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JOHN AGAR AND JUNE KENNEY IN 'ATTACK OF THE PUPPET PEOPLE'

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Attack of the Puppet People Year: 1958 Rates: **** A better-suited title for ATTACK OF THE PUPPET PEOPLE would be A CASE OF DOLLS, and liter...

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MACKENZIE PHILLIPS DRIVES 'RAFFERTY AND THE GOLD DUST TWINS'

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Charles Martin Smith & Mack Phillips Year: 1975 Rates: ***1/2 Combine the personalities of Sally Kellerman and Mackenzie Phillips, one a...

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STEVE MCQUEEN'S FINAL LIFETIME BOUNTY FOR 'THE HUNTER'

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Debbie Miller & Steve McQueen Year: 1980 Rates: ***1/2 Steve McQueen began his career as a bounty hunter on television's WANTED: DEA...

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STEVE MCQUEEN LITERALLY STEALS SAM PECKINPAH'S 'THE GETAWAY'

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Ali McGraw & Steve McQueen Year: 1972 Rating: **** The machine-pounding prologue/montage of Sam Peckinpah's THE GETAWAY embodies cag...

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PETER YATES GIVES MORE THAN CHASE IN THE CLASSIC 'BULLITT'

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Steve McQueen as BULLITT Year: 1968 Rating: ****1/2 The iconic car chase is the only thing that seems to matter in BULLITT, and not just for...

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PETER YATES DIRECTS A SLOWBURN 'THE FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE'

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Steven Keats in EDDIE COYLE Year: 1973 Rates: ****1/2 The miracle of Peter Yates's Crime Thriller THE FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE is how inte...

PETER YATES STAGED THIS 'ROBBERY' BEFORE TAKING A BULLITT

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ROBBERY Year: 1967 Rating: **** Best known as the little obscure crime film that gave English director Peter Yates his big game-changing opp...

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ELLIOTT GOULD & STERLING HAYDEN DRINK TO 'THE LONG GOODBYE'

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Sterling Hayden as Roger Wade Year: 1973 Rating: ***** Although Sterling Hayden's semi-senile has-been writer never says anything as cra...

SEAN CONNERY IN JOHN BOORMAN'S EXPERIMENTAL 'ZARDOZ'

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Sean Connery as Zed in ZARDOZ Year: 1974 Rating: ***1/2 After scoring big with DELIVERANCE, adventurous and intrepid director John Boorman w...

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ORSON WELLES DIRECTS AND STARS IN 'THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI'

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Glenn Anders & Orson Welles Year: 1947 Rating: **** THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI is famous for the house-of-mirrors ending, but there are som...

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OLIVER REED IN MICHAEL WINNER'S BRITISH NEW WAVE 'THE SYSTEM'

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Oliver Reed & Jane Merrow Year: 1964 Rating: ***** THE GIRL-GETTERS is really THE SYSTEM as the other title makes little sense — and alt...

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DON SIEGEL'S THEATRICAL 'THE LINEUP' STARRING ELI WALLACH

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Eli Wallach and Robert Baily Year: 1958 Rating: ****1/2 Brazen and bizarre crime flick beginning with a police investigation of what turns o...

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QUEEN OF TECHNICOLOR RHONDA FLEMING GOES 3D FOR 'INFERNO'

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Poster for Ronda Fleming INFERNO Year: 1953 Rating: *** Robert Ryan could be difficult to root for since he played contentedly bitter types ...

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REST IN PEACE TO RHONDA FLEMING FROM THE NOIR 'CRY DANGER'

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William Powell & Rhonda Fleming 1951 Rates: ***1/2 The recently-departed Queen of Technicolor Rhonda Fleming also reigned in a few B&...

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JOHN THAW DIGS MYRA FRANCIS ON 'THE SWEENEY: COUNTRY BOY'

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Myra Francis on The Sweeney Year: 1975 Grade: A THE SWEENEY: COUNTRY BOY has our own London boys joined by a well-dressed/well-educated tech...

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TOM COURTENAY TURNS ANTAGONIST FOR 'A DANDY IN ASPIC'

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Tom Courtenay gels in ASPIC Year: 1968 Rates: ***1/2 "I do believe that you two would have got on well together," Tom Courtenay as...

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PETER SELLERS, BRITT EKLAND & VICTOR MATURE 'AFTER THE FOX'

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Britt Ekland in AFTER THE FOX Year: 1966 Rates: **1/2 Victor Mature plays an aged, has-been actor who spends so much time bickering with age...

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YOUNG MARRIEDS EDDIE & VALERIE BET 'THE SEDUCTION OF GINA'

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Valerie Bertinelli as GINA Year: 1984 Rating: ***1/2 It was love and marriage that prompted premiere rock god Eddie Van Halen to score this ...

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AND GOD RESTED: A RAMBLING FAREWELL TO EDDIE VAN HALEN

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Faded memory of two long-haired kids riding a BMX bike... The one on the handlebars holds a ghetto blaster as they're leaving the high s...

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BRITISH WEREWOLF FROM OUTER SPACE HORROR FLICK 'PREY'

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Title: PREY Year: 1978 Rating: ***1/2 A shape-shifting space alien takes the form of a handsome young man on Earth and, after violently doin...

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LOW BUDGET BRITISH ANTHOLOGY HORROR FLICK 'SCREAMTIME'

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Dione Inman in SCREAMTIME Year: 1983 Rating: ***1/2 "They're British," says New York lowlife Vincent Russo after stealing thre...

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