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Recent reviews

  • Monte Walsh

    Monte Walsh


    Unnecessary, dull and wholly unimaginative remake of William A. Fraker's fine 1970 revisionist western. A fair amount of talent was wasted on this overlong made for television bit of hokum.

  • 7th Cavalry

    7th Cavalry


    They cried abt it with their boots on.

Popular reviews

  • The Verdict

    The Verdict


    Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre's last film together was also Don Siegel's first as a director who said of the duo "these two people, these two incredibly different people, from opposite worlds and with the opposite approach to their work, would make poetry together." The Verdict is a fine Victorian "locked room" (literally) mystery that would not come off as well as it does if not for Greenstreet, Lorre, Siegel and the usual Warner Bros. studios team of actors and technical crew. They really knew how to crank out the quality stuff at that time.

  • Touchez Pas au Grisbi

    Touchez Pas au Grisbi


    The existential French crime film a couple of years before Jean-Pierre Melville made it his thing, Touchez Pas au Grisbi is Jacques Becker's brilliant study of a gangster in twilight. Jean Gabin and the rest of the cast are pitch perfect and what in other hands could come off as pretentious or self-conscious is here played just right. Genuinely great and deserving of wider praise.