• Perfect Friday

    Perfect Friday

    ★★★½

    Fun caper film full of double, triple and quadruple crosses by reserved banker Stanley Baker, David Warner all done up in the height of mod 60's fashion and a divinely duplicitous and exquisite Ursula Andress.

  • Raw Nerve

    Raw Nerve

    Slop! How far Glenn Ford had fallen by this time.

  • San Antone

    San Antone

    ★★★

    Not bad Western Civil War/cattle drive pastiche graced by the marvelous Katy Jurado, without a doubt the most talented cast member, who takes what could have been a forgettable Mexican spitfire role and makes her the most interesting character in the entire picture.

  • Hugon, the Mighty

    Hugon, the Mighty

    This film is lost.

  • The Strange Monster of Strawberry Cove

    The Strange Monster of Strawberry Cove

    ★★★

    Harmless, wholesome Disney film with a terrific cast of familiar character actors and the priceless Agnes Moorehead. While her part isn't particularly big she creates a memorable character every instant she's on screen and you miss her when she's not there.

    As for the rest, it's not classic Disney but a pleasant time passer.

  • Ann

    Ann

    ★★★★½

    A wonderful showcase for both writer/star Holland Taylor and the memory of the fierce Ann Richards.

    Not everyone can hold a stage all on their own for two hours but Holland does it without breaking a sweat.

  • The Hitch-Hiker

    The Hitch-Hiker

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Playing on common fears: isolation, a seemingly benign presence that exudes a menacing vibration, being followed this renown episode is chilling in its very stillness.

    For a story where little actually happens there is a great deal of emotion involved. That is provided thanks to the great, under-appreciated Inger Stevens, one of the best young actresses in the early days of television. Possessed of a stunning wholesome beauty, even here where she is simply dressed with a minimum of make-up,…

  • The Deadly Trap

    The Deadly Trap

    ★★★

    Somewhat muddled thriller but a great showcase if you're a fan of young Faye Dunaway. Her intensity keeps you involved in the film no matter how many weird directions it goes off into.

  • Brotherly Love

    Brotherly Love

    ★★½

    Oh those 70's British flicks and their boundary pushing! Decidedly off-beat and odd picture has two powerhouse talents in O'Toole and Susannah York (fresh from They Shoot Horses, Don't They?). I just wish that director Thompson had done more with them and Michael Craig, who is more or less wasted.

  • The Caper of the Golden Bulls

    The Caper of the Golden Bulls

    ★★★½

    A hidden gem of a heist flick of the kind that only seemed to get made in the 60's.

    Beautiful location shooting in Pamplona in rich Technicolor. A clever not overly complicated plot laced with humor that manages to integrate the running of the bulls into the title pinch. An able supporting cast. Two ravishing ladies, Yvette Mimieux (never blonder) and Giovanni Ralli and by necessity of the scheme a shirtless Stephen Boyd for over half of the film....so a little something extra for everyone! All set to a jaunty score. What more can you ask?

  • Killer Diller

    Killer Diller

    ★★½

    Really just a string of musical performances tied together with the thinnest of plots. Highlights Nat King Cole and Butterfly McQueen though she's underused and wasted when she is.

  • Something In Common

    Something In Common

    ★★★½

    Fine drama with comic touches of respectable middle age matron Tuesday Weld (we should all look so good in middle age!) falling for younger man Patrick Cassidy (understandable since not only is he extremely handsome but intelligent and charming as well) after her divorce.

    Tuesday is skittish about their age difference but things are progressing well until Patrick's overprotective mother Ellen Burstyn gets wind of the situation. She does her level best to intrude in every way possible while Ellen's…