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  • Planet of the Apes
  • The Thing
  • The Exorcist
  • Blazing Saddles

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  • Black Rain

    ★★★★

  • Mortal Kombat

    ★★½

  • Knife of Ice

    ★★★½

  • Murder by Contract

    ★★★★

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  • Black Rain

    Black Rain

    ★★★★

    If there is one film from Ridley Scott’s filmography that is kind of forgotten it’s Black Rain. This is very unfortunate, because what looks like your average cop/revenge flick has so much more going for it. Darkly shot, yet so colourful in its surroundings and characters. Michael Douglas stars as a cop who along with his partner must escort a ruthless killer back to Japan. There they unwittingly lose him to the gang that he is leader of. Accompanied by…

  • Mortal Kombat

    Mortal Kombat

    ★★½

    Pardon the pun, but this isn’t the game changer the film makers had hoped for. Yes there is a very interesting storyline behind Subzero and Scorpion’s relationship, so much so the film suffers when it’s not about them. But overall we have just another run of the mill game adaptation that happens to look very well presented. The film makers didn’t seem to throw all there eggs into one basket and appeared to worry more about setting up a series…

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  • Affair in Trinidad

    Affair in Trinidad

    ★★★½

    Second teaming of Ford and Hayworth is interesting but a little tedious in parts. Hayworth’s rich husband looks to have committed suicide, but the Trinidad police seem to think something else is at play. They look into Rita’s relationship with another wealthy man who seems to be scheming something unusual on the island, with other mysterious people. Enter Glen Ford who plays her brother-in-law. In no way does he believe his brother would of ended his own life and intends…

  • Year of the Dragon

    Year of the Dragon

    ★★★½

    Year Of The Dragon is an unusual one. It somewhat masquerades as a typical cop action film but it really is much broader then that. A dramatic look at a newly appointed Captain who wants to tear apart the corruption of Chinatown from the gang rule. Cimino’s films are always pretty epic in storytelling, as he likes to explore and expand on just the straight forward narrative. He does this here and it feels a little off track but thankfully not for too long. The film is anchored by a tour de force performance by Rourke.