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  • Kill or Cure

    Kill or Cure

    ★★★

    A detective investigates the murder of his client at a health clinic. Middling 1960s British comedy that unfortunately could not fully capitalize on the talents of Terry Thomas due to a ponderous script whose punch lines were too few and far between. The film's only saving grace were the interactions between Thomas and clinical therapist Eric Sykes. Lionel Jefferies was also good as the befuddled police detective.

  • The Inside Story

    The Inside Story

    ★★★

    The story of how an illgotten $1000 influenced the lives of numerous people in a small town during the Depression. A mostly slow moving screenplay during that didn't get moving until the final's final third.

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  • The Train Robbers

    The Train Robbers

    ★★★

    Widow hires an aging gunman and his gang to retrieve stolen gold from a wrecked train. The story emphasizes character development and Southwest scenery rather than action. There was little extraneous plotlines that allows the viewer to concentrate on any individual characters. Filmed in Panavision that creates great wide angle shots of the desert and a deserted town. Interesting plot twist at the end. One of John Wayne's better performances during the 1970s augmented by more than passable efforts from Ann-Margret, Rod Taylor, Christopher George, Bobby Vinton and Ricardo Montalban.

  • The Fountainhead

    The Fountainhead

    ★★★

    Overly melodramatic adaptation of Ayn Rand's novel about one man's battle against conventional opinion. The film, like the book, contains a heavy dose libertarian ideology. Even the stellar leading cast - Gary Cooper as the idealistic architect whose career suffers when he refuses to compromise his aesthetic principles, Patricia Neal as his love interest and Raymond Massey as the muckraking newspaper publisher - could not save the film from its heavy handed message.

    Good use of lighting and cinematography created…