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  • The Yin and the Yang of Mr. Go

    The Yin and the Yang of Mr. Go

    ★½

    The only feature directed solo by actor Burgess Meredith (he co-directed another twenty years earlier), THE YIN AND THE YANG OF MR. GO stars the veddy British James Mason (THE LAST OF SHEILA) as the Chinese-Mexican super-villain Mr. Go and co-stars Meredith as Go’s Chinese sidekick and acupuncturist, the Dolphin. For some reason, Irish actor Jack MacGowran (THE EXORCIST) is cast as an American CIA agent, and Jeff Bridges (AGAINST ALL ODDS) is here too. Working from a screenplay by…

  • The Silent Stranger

    The Silent Stranger

    ★★★½

    Three years before RED SUN, Tony Anthony starred in this cowboys-and-samurai saga filmed in Japan.

    Full review at Johnny LaRue's Crane Shot:
    craneshot.blogspot.com/2017/12/the-silent-stranger-aka-stranger-in.html

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  • Action U.S.A.

    Action U.S.A.

    ★★★★½

    Only watch this if you love car chases, car jumps, car explosions, car smashes, and burning men.

  • Invasion of the Star Creatures

    Invasion of the Star Creatures

    ½

    Goddamn this wretched science fiction comedy created by a pair of Roger Corman actors. Jonathan Haze, the star of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, wrote the story and screenplay, which was originally titled MONSTERS FROM NICHOLSON MESA as a tribute to AIP head honcho James H. Nicholson. Bruno ve Sota, whose Corman credits include A BUCKET OF BLOOD and THE WASP WOMAN, directed the film, his third and last as a director. INVASION OF THE STAR CREATURES is worse than any…