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BLASTING THROUGH THE URBAN FILM NOIR THRILLER 'THE SNIPER'

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The Sniper with Arthur Franz Year: 1952 Rates: ***1/2 Most of this film, centering on THE SNIPER sniping female targets, is wonderfully ex...

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CHARLES GRODIN AND FARRAH FAWCETT BASKING IN 'SUNBURN'

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Sunburn poster resembling Killer Fish circa 1979 Rates: ** Around the time Farrah Fawcett and husband Lee Majors produced his KILLER FISH...

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FARRAH FAWCETT SERVES AIRLINE MYSTERY 'MURDER ON FLIGHT 502'

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Farrah Fawcett in Murder on Flight 502 Rating: **** Different than most airline disaster flicks in that a gun's drawn literally minutes ...

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SEAN S. CUNNINGHAM'S BEACHY EXPLOITATION OF 'SPRING BREAK'

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David Knell facing Jayne Modean in SPRING BREAK Year: 1983 Rating: ***1/2 Most 1980's beach movies or in this case beach movies set in S...

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JAMES GARNER AS ABEL MARSH IN 'THEY ONLY KILL THEIR MASTERS'

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Poster Artwork with Doberman Year: 1972 Rates: *** One of the first vehicles of the 1970's catering to the 1970's Doberman craze; al...

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HAWN AND GRODIN CHASE NEIL SIMON'S 'SEEMS LIKE OLD TIMES'

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VideoDisc for Seems like Old TImes Year; 1980 Rates: **** While the Hitchcock-style Goldie Hawn romp FOUL PLAY got the critical accolades, w...

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STEVE MARTIN IS 'THE LONELY GUY' WITH (RIP) CHARLES GRODIN

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Charles Grodin goes Galactica Year: 1984 Rates: ***1/2 Posted in memory of Charles Grodin is this summary of THE LONELY GUY that, if based o...

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ZACK SNYDER'S ZOMBIES IN VEGAS FLICK 'ARMY OF THE DEAD'

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Army of the Dead Year: 2021 Rates: ** It's no secret Zack Snyder's ARMY OF THE DEAD has a Zombie Tiger. But the funny part is that, ...

LARAINE STEPHENS HEADS THE 'DALLAS COWBOYS CHEERLEADERS'

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Lauren Tewes & Laraine Stephens Year: 1979 Rates: *** An exploitation propaganda for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders as they're inve...

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DANA ANDREWS & MÄRTA TORÉN COVER 'ASSIGNMENT: PARIS'

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Märta Torén in Assignment: Paris Year: 1952 Rates: ***1/2 George Sanders, the classy Brit who all but stole Alfred Hitchcock's FOREIGN C...

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DANA ANDREWS & MÄRTA TORÉN RULING 'SWORD IN THE DESERT'

DANA ANDREWS & MÄRTA TORÉN RULING 'SWORD IN THE DESERT' DANA ANDREWS & MÄRTA TORÉN RULING 'SWORD IN THE DESERT'

Sword in the Desert Year: 1949 Rating: ***1/2 Although approved by the British Film Board, SWORD IN THE DESERT was banned in England, and it...

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WARREN BEATTY STALKED IN ALAN J. PAKULA'S 'THE PARALLAX VIEW'

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Warren Beatty Year: 1974 Celebrated ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN director Alan J. Pakula's earlier THE PARALLAX VIEW has a doomed politic...

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RICHARD RUST STEALS SAMUEL FULLER'S 'UNDERWORLD U.S.A.'

RICHARD RUST STEALS SAMUEL FULLER'S 'UNDERWORLD U.S.A.' RICHARD RUST STEALS SAMUEL FULLER'S 'UNDERWORLD U.S.A.'

Rust & Robertson in the USA Year: 1961 Rates: ***1/2 This gritty Samuel Fuller Post-Noir has a teenage hood trained by his hoodlum fath...

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BILL ELLIOTT IN 'CHAIN OF EVIDENCE' WITH TIMOTHY CAREY

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Bill Elliott in Chain of Evidence Year: 1957 Rating: ***1/2 The low-budget, room-to-room, television-like direction aside, CHAIN OF EVIDENCE...

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RALPH MEEKER AND MARLA ENGLISH IN 'DESERT SANDS'

RALPH MEEKER AND MARLA ENGLISH IN 'DESERT SANDS' RALPH MEEKER AND MARLA ENGLISH IN 'DESERT SANDS'

Marla English in DESERT SANDS Year: 1955 Rating: **** A kind of ZULU one decade earlier, b-movie company Bel Air made this Foreign Legion ad...

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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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