Monthly Archives: August 2018

My Review of ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’ (1966)

The third movie in the Dollars Trilogy may not have “Dollars” in the title, but money (or, more specifically, a cache of gold) is what the titular trio of the film seek. Eli Wallach plays Tuco, a Mexican bandit with … Continue reading

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Part Three of ‘Smash-Up’

Hello! Time for Part Three of this rather depressing bit of business dramatic movie. Let’s see how many drinks Susan Hayward can consume in a night, shall we? 🙂 With that said, here we go! It’s Part Three of Smash-Up.

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My Review of ‘For a Few Dollars More’ (1965)

One of the things I love most about this film is its opening scene. The lone rider moving across a huge, open plain, just a tiny figure on a horse. Then, a rifle shot and the rider falls. Followed by … Continue reading

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Smash-Up – Part Two

It’s time for another part of this weird unbelievable indescribable unique film. I still haven’t decided if it’s a woman’s film, drama, noir musical, or what exactly. 🙂 Well, I’ll leave that to you to figure out. Have fun! 🙂

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My Review of ‘Key Largo’ (1948)

It would be easy to dismiss this film as a mash-up of To Have and Have Not and Casablanca. But it’s more than that. The war is over and our protagonist ex-Major Frank McCloud (played by Humphrey Bogart) decides to … Continue reading

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Smash-Up (Part One)

Okay … I seem to have figured out my Final Cut Pro problems, so here’s another series of short parts of a feature film that has slipped into the public domain. This one is Smash-Up, the Story of a Woman. … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Attack the Block’ (2011)

I’m not a big horror fan, but there are notable exceptions. And this film is much more than a gory blood-fest with monsters lurking in the shadows. It is, in fact, the most astounding piece of sci-fi/horror/action-adventure/comedy I’ve ever seen. … Continue reading

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The Mole People (A Bad Movie Review) — Part Three

I’m sure you’ll be relieved awed sorry to hear that this is the last part of a review of what must be one of the strangest dumbest most interesting B-movies I’ve seen in a while. That I’ve written about! 🙂 … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Scene of the Crime’ (1949)

As Eddie Muller pointed out during the intro to this movie on his TCM show Noir Alley, it’s a rare MGM film noir. A movie made in MGM’s post-Mayer days, under the auspices of Dore Schary, in his attempt to … Continue reading

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