A mean and gritty western

BandidosYou have not been getting enough pasta in your cinematic diet! To remedy that, track down Bandidos, a spaghetti western that has real spice in the sauce.

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A good High Priest is hard to find

Ahem.

This was actually supposed to be my second entry in the last Roundtable, but when I lose a DVD somewhere in the house, it stays lost…

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THE MUMMY’S GHOST (1944)

In which John Carradine is sent to Mapleton, Massachusetts, to clean up the mess made by Turhan Bey, and ends up fouling the nest even more thoroughly.

Meanwhile, Kharis decides that he’s had enough of High Priests interfering in his love-life…

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Hitchcock in space

LifepodThe movie Lifepod takes Alfred Hitchcock’s Lifeboat and gives it a sci-fi twist. It’s an interesting idea, but director Ron Silver is no Hitchcock.

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A Yahrzeit Candle for Tío Jess

Reviews for the Anniversary of Jess Franco's Death
Yahrzeit? OK, OK, so Jess Franco wasn’t Jewish. That’s OK: neither am I. Still, this is the one-year anniversary of his death, so in his honor I’m posting reviews from two of the last — how shall I put it? — unambiguously good years of his film-making life.

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Miss Muerte/The Diabolical Dr. Z — often called Franco’s best film.

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Cartes sur table/Attack of the Robots — Franco’s first movie with Eddie Constantine.
Residencia para Espías/Golden Horn — Franco’s last movie with Eddie Constantine, who really looks better in black & white.

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A different kind of sick horror

The CarrierThe independent horror movie The Carrier is in several ways unlike any other horror movie you can think of. But ultimately it won’t be to everybody’s taste.

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Golan and Globus declare war!

P.O.W. The EscapeJumping in on the 1980s fad of showing Vietnam vets in a more heroic light, P.O.W. The Escape gives David Carradine the opportunity to show Rambo a thing or two.

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Can people be beautiful animals?

Animals Are Beautiful PeopleSix years before filming the international box office smash The Gods Must Be Crazy, South African filmmaker Jamie Uys made Animals Are Beautiful People, a nature documentary that served as an interesting warm up for what was to follow.

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Be careful what you wish for

IT'S ALIVE! The B-Masters are Back from Beyond

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In honour of our resurrected blog, a resurrected review of a film about a resurrection:

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DEAD OF NIGHT (1972)

When Andy Brooks gets home from Vietnam, his family and friends can’t help but notice that he is somehow “different”.

They don’t know the half of it…

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Gentlemen, we shouldn’t have rebuilt her

IT'S ALIVE! The B-Masters are Back from Beyond

Running DelilahThe ABC network must have really loved the bionic man and woman series they aired in the 1970s, since years later they whipped up the television movie Running Delilah. It’s more or less the same idea, but nowhere as fun as it was before.

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It’s a tasty confection

The Chocolate WarAlthough dessert is usually saved for last at the dinner table, The Chocolate War makes for a very satisfying cinematic meal.

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