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  • The Brain That Wouldn't Die
  • White Christmas
  • This Is Spinal Tap
  • Police Story

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  • The Bounty Hunter

    ★★★

  • Yes, Madam!

    ★★★★

  • Get Carter

    ★★★½

  • Rabid

    ★★★½

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  • The Bounty Hunter

    The Bounty Hunter

    ★★★

    The venerable and charismatic Randolph Scott is as good as ever in this western whodunnit, but the film, shot in 3-D, suffers greatly when viewed "flat".

    The version Warners has available at Amazon is an ugly, garish-looking SD print; and the film's staging and post-sync dialogue are noticeably crude and clumsy, no doubt a byproduct pf shooting in 3-Dimension. What's more, we're subjected to random spots of "comic relief" which severely mar the pic's tone. Again, I'd guess that type…

  • The Case of the Velvet Claws

    The Case of the Velvet Claws

    ★★★

    Cute, light mystery in the THIN MAN style. I was not aware that the Perry Mason character was ever a romantic-comedy type role; assumed it would be courtroom melodrama. 🤷‍♂️ Warren William in the lead is very charming, a pretty effortless little flick to enjoy.

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  • The Big Heat

    The Big Heat

    ★★★★½

    Glenn Ford is a rogue cop who quits the force to pursue vigilante justice — you’ll be amazed that a film so cynical and intense came from the 1950s. Dark, brutal, and cathartic. 9/10.

  • The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave

    The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave

    ★★★★

    A wealthy lord is haunted by the memory of his long-lost unfaithful wife: her image and voice seem to taunt him from every corner of his lavish castle estate. He's losing his mind! ...Or is he?

    Combining elements of giallo murder mystery; Gothic old-castle ghost story; and sleazy, swinging-London debauchery, EVELYN delivers terrifically despite missing some key exploitable touchstones. (Namely, gory or graphic murders, fast-paced action scenes, or [mostly] any ghouls or creatures.)

    In the lead role is lanky Spaghetti…