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  • Station Six-Sahara
  • Inherent Vice
  • Massacre in Dinosaur Valley
  • Rain the Color of Blue with a Little Red in It

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  • Mean Frank and Crazy Tony


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  • Blonde



    This here is a movie that sucks bad from the opening scene, then you look at the clock and there's two hours and forty five minutes left. Yeesh.

    The acting and script have the quality of a below average Lifetime special. There's nothing like exploiting child abuse for 20 minutes to really get a film off to a rip-roaring start. Everything about this movie has the subtlety of being pounded over the head with a frying pan. 🍳🍳

    From Lifetime…

  • Station Six-Sahara

    Station Six-Sahara


    'Station Six Sahara' has about as good of an ensemble unit as I can remember seeing. Everyone in the film delivers, my personal favorite being Denholm Elliot as a whiny ex-Major who nobody likes. There is a poker game scene that stands up to any I can recall. This leads into the appearance of Carroll Baker as a manipulative nymph who makes this miserable group of men even more grumpy.

    This film never gets talked about, but it's going straight into my favorites. Every actor in it puts on a clinic. Highly recommended.

Recent reviews

  • Mean Frank and Crazy Tony

    Mean Frank and Crazy Tony


    "Public Enemy Number 2"

    Lotta shit going on in this one right out of the gate, including a wild three part title sequence.

    The dubbing is straight out of a 1940s gangster film. It must be purposefully trying to be funny, it's the only thing I can imagine.

    I'm just here for Edwige, and the opening scene has her wearing no pants. Alas, it's just another story where Edwige's man treats her like dirt. They always either treat her like…

  • Shoot First, Die Later

    Shoot First, Die Later


    Fernando di Leo's "Shoot First, Die Later" is a lot of fun, but not in the same class as some of his other films. This mostly stems from the way a lot of the big "surprises" are telegraphed from a mile away, which robs the viewer of that all-important element of surprise.

    SPOILERS Below

    The film follows a very common formula: dirty cop gets in too deep, people close to him are killed, cop gets suspended from the job, cop…

Popular reviews

  • Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key

    Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key


    I'd be hard-pressed to name a more vile human than the disgusting Olviero Rouvigney (Luigi Pistilli) in Sergio Martino's "Vice".

    In the first 15 minutes of the film, he verbally abuses and beats his wife, makes bigoted remarks and sexually harrasses the maid, cheats on his wife, threatens to kill his wife, lies to the cops, tries to sleep with his own niece, scares a nice elderly woman, locks his wife in a closet, and stashes a body in the…

  • The Scorpion with Two Tails

    The Scorpion with Two Tails


    "The Scorpion With Two Tails", a very originally-titled Christian Plummer (aka Julian Barry, aka Martin Dolman, aka Serge Martin, aka George Raminto, aka Sergio Martino aka....God ) joint came out in 1982. Martino was quoted as saying the film "added nothing to my career, even financially", so there you have it. All film-makers should be so honest. Another reason to fucking love this guy. Unfortunately, he's right, the movie kinda sucks.

    Almost everything about the film is odd. The score,…