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JAMES STEWART WITH DONALD CRISP IN 'THE MAN FROM LARAMIE'

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Title: THE MAN FROM LARAMIE Year: 1955 Rating: ****1/2 Within moments of Anthony Mann's THE MAN FROM LARAMIE, the old and new aspects of...

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TOM SMOTHERS & ORSON WELLES IN 'GET TO KNOW YOUR RABBIT'

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Title: GET TO KNOW YOUR RABBIT Year: 1972 Rating: *** Ironically, Brian De Palma's GET TO KNOW YOUR RABBIT... an anti-corporate, counter...

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DICK POWELL'S PHILIP MARLOWE TACKLES 'MURDER, MY SWEET'

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Claire Trevor with Dick Powell & Anne Shirley in MURDER, MY SWEET Year: 1944 Rating: ****1/2 "You go barging around without a clear...

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INFAMOUS CRIMSON CRUSADER EPISODE FROM 'DRAGNET 1969'

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Tittle: GOLIATH AWAITS 1981 Emma Samms, Mark Harmon, Robert Forster Rating: ***1/2 Here's proof that young people worshiping comic book ...

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BRUCE DERN TAILING RYAN O'NEAL IN WALTER HILL'S 'THE DRIVER'

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Title: THE DRIVER Year: 1976 Rates: **** An action vehicle but not entirely, Walter Hill's THE DRIVER is more a meticulous, character-dr...

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LANCE HENRIKSEN & ERIC ROBERTS IN 'THE NATURE OF THE BEAST'

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Eric Roberts & Lance Henriksen in THE NATURE OF THE BEAST Year: 1995 Rates: ***1/2 An exploitation Oscar and Felix casts Eric Roberts a...

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YVONNE LIME IN 'HIGH SCHOOL HELLCATS' WITH SUSANNE SIDNEY

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Title: HIGH SCHOOL HELLCATS Year: 1958 Rating: ***1/2 HIGH SCHOOL HELLCATS seems like three movies in one, and the titular tale... about a g...

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MILTON BERLE & VIRGINIA MAYO IN 'ALWAYS LEAVE THEM LAUGHING'

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Title: ALWAYS LEAVE THEM LAUGHING Year: 1949 Rating: **** In the frame story of the first television star Milton Berle's 1949 big screen...

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LEE MAJORS, MARGAUX HEMINGWAY & KAREN BLACK IN 'KILLER FISH'

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The Naked Sun poster aka KILLER FISH Year: 1979 This infamous low-budget Brazilian import isn't so bad: Centering on a group of diamond...

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BEFORE 'EASY RIDER' WAS ROGER CORMAN'S 'THE WILD ANGELS'

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Peter Fonda and Nancy Sinatra in THE WILD ANGELS Year: 1966 Rating: **** Roger Corman's THE WILD ANGELS was the most significant precurs...

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CHARLES BRONSON WITH JILL IRELAND IN 'BREAKHEART PASS'

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Charles Bronson in BREAKHEART PASS Year: 1975 Rating: ****1/2 British actress Jill Ireland sporadically appearing in husband Charles Bronson...

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CHARLES BRONSON'S 'MAN WITH A CAMERA' WITH YVONNE CRAIG

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Yvonne Craig & Charles Bronson in Man With A Camera: Hot Ice Cream 1960 Rates: ****1/2 At the end of Lawrence Tierney's career's...

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PARENTHETICAL ANALYSIS OF MICHAEL WINNER'S 'THE MECHANIC'

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Charles Bronson in THE MECHANIC from 1974 Rating: **** By the time professional hit-man Arthur Bishop, skillfully underplayed by Charles Bro...

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MICHAEL WINNER REDIRECTS CHARLES BRONSON IN 'DEATH WISH II'

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Title: DEATH WISH II Year: 1982 Rating: **** Losing his wife entirely and daughter mentally to lethal hoods from the first movie had aged Ch...

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MICHAEL WINNER DIRECTS CHARLES BRONSON IN 'DEATH WISH'

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Title: DEATH WISH Year: 1974 Rating: ***** Of director Michael Winner and actor Charles Bronson's crime-trilogy spanning three consecuti...

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DAN AYKROYD & EDDIE MURPHY 'TRADING PLACES' FOR JOHN LANDIS

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Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy in TRADING PLACES Year: 1983 Rating: ****1/2 The comedy classic TRADING PLACES was an extremely important vehi...

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WILLIAM CONRAD'S NEO-NOIR 'BRAINSTORM' WITH JEFFREY HUNTER

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Title: BRAINSTORM Director: William Conrad Year: 1965 Rates: ****1/2 In 1965, the at-that-point veteran actor Dana Andrews was busier acting...

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WILLAM CONRAD REINCARNATES NOIR WITH 'MY BLOOD RUNS COLD'

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Title: MY BLOOD RUNS COLD Cast: Troy Donahue, Joey Heatherton  Year: 1965 Year: **** Along with a throwaway horror flick in an extremely bu...

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JOI LANSING STEALS 'HOT CARS' STARRING JOHN BROMFIELD

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Joi Lansing, John Bromfield, Carol Shanno & Mark Dana in HOT CARS Year: 1956 Rates: **** * Despite not making any Film Noir lists, HOT C...

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LEX BARKER, MALA POWERS & LEO GORDON 'THE YELLOW MOUNTAIN'

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Lex Barker & Leo Gordon in THE YELLOW MOUNTAIN Year: 1954 Rating: ****1/2 Any movie about mining for gold will eventually include double...

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HUMPHREY BOGART STEALS 'THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE'

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Title: THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE Year: 1948 Rating: **** By the time TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE came out, Humphrey Bogart was alrea...

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CLINT EASTWOOD IN 'THE EIGER SANCTION' WITH GEORGE KENNEDY

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Title: THE EIGER SANCTION Year: 1975 Rating: *** Grade: C+ Clint Eastwood's THE EIGER SANCTION foreshadows RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK havin...

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DAN AYKROYD WITH HOWARD HESSEMAN IN 'DOCTOR DETROIT'

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End Credit Fake Sequel Gag from DOCTOR DETROIT Year: 1982 Rating: ***1/2 By 1982, Dan Aykroyd wasn't completely into playing a total go...

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CHRISTINA GREGG IN ROGER CORMAN'S 'THE YOUNG RACERS'

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Christina Gregg with Mark Damon in THE YOUNG RACERS Year: 1963 Rates: ** There are bad b-movies that are still entertaining, and then there ...

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HUMPHREY BOGART WITH LAUREN BACALL IN 'THE BIG SLEEP'

HUMPHREY BOGART WITH LAUREN BACALL IN 'THE BIG SLEEP' HUMPHREY BOGART WITH LAUREN BACALL IN 'THE BIG SLEEP'

Title: THE BIG SLEEP Year: 1946 Rating: ***1/2 One of the most important agendas director Howard Hawks had for Humphrey Bogart in THE BIG SL...

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HUMPHREY BOGART & LAUREN BACALL 'TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT'

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Title: TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT Year: 1944 Rating: ***1/2 After Lauren Bacall, in her first feature film, says her iconic line about knowing how...