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  • The Outrage 1964

    ★★½ Watched 17 Jan, 2015

    This was sold to me as "William Shatner in the Western version of 'Rashomom'", and that is certainly true. Not a great movie, but a neat one, with Edward G. Robinson needling Shatner relentlessly and Paul Newman trying gamely to act under the unfortunate "Mexican" grease paint.

  • Skin Game 1971

    ★★★½ Watched 17 Jan, 2015

    A mostly light take on slavery that still achieves some depth. The mood is inconsistent -- vacillating between con comedy, romantic comedy, slavery drama, and commentary on race and privilege -- but it's heart seems earnest, and Gossett and Garner deliver terrific and engaging performances.

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  • Rabid Dogs 1974

    ★★★½ Watched 06 May, 2012 2

    Not a great Bava film, but a good one. While sometimes crossing from dangerous into ludicrous, the film maintains tension and a sense of peril throughout. A few scenes create the cringing sympathy of later films like "Last House on the Left". I haven't seen the English language cut, but the Italian is impressive for its ability to make you believe that you've witnessed offscreen horrors.

    Not a perfect movie, but one that feels important in founding the survival genre of horror.

  • Dead in Tombstone 2013

    ★★ Watched 10 Aug, 2014

    Sometimes you just want to see Danny Trejo murder Anthony Michael Hall.