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  • Starblack

    ★★★★

  • Five Dolls for an August Moon

    ★★★½

  • Black Jack

    ★★★★

  • Thunder Bay

    ★★★½

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  • Starblack

    Starblack

    ★★★★

    “Ghost? He’s more like the devil.”

    Giovanni Grimaldi’s film is possibly the closest a Spaghetti Western ever came to resembling a Troma feature; that early saloon brawl is a perfect example. Starblack has quite the perplexing opening. Benedetto Ghiglia’s beaming score would have you believing this to be an American production, yet the contrasting sequences of a mystery-outlaw draped completely in black, inflicting hard and brutal justice - is right down with the European Western. He’s been compared to Robin…

  • Five Dolls for an August Moon

    Five Dolls for an August Moon

    ★★★½

    “I'm not a man of thought. I'm a man of action.”

    When a film starts with Edwige Fenech dancing seductively in a room full of people - you know you’re in for a ride, or at the very least - some kind of pleasant experience. She was actually one of two names that first drew me to this under-appreciated Mario Bava film; the other being the brilliant William Berger, who I’d previously never seen outside of a Western, having absolutely…

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