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  • The Innkeepers

    The Innkeepers

    ★★★

    A slow burn. It does get fairly creepy when shit does start happening but the film really could have used about 15 more minutes of creepy and about 10 less minutes of yakking. Good to see Kelly McGilliss in something again.
    Good but it needed more. One more number on that old horror dial

  • The Tall Man

    The Tall Man

    ½

    Ah, endings. They make or break a film. Does the crowd go away happy or bummed out? It's hard to talk about endings in reviews because you don't want to spoil things before people have watched the movie but sometimes a movie is just all about the ending. This film, THE TALL MAN, has an ending, it sure does. I don't know if I have ever reacted to an ending with such anger and disgust. I was quite enjoying the…

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  • Rings of Fear

    Rings of Fear

    ★★★

    Average giallo with a plot similar to a better film, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO SOLANGE? There was that fabulous scene without dialogue, where the director cuts back and forth between an illegal abortion and a session of group sex. A certain 10 on the unpleasant scale. It was very well done. The little girl who has a big role was pretty good for a child actor in a very adult movie. I think Fabio Testi is quite the hunk to look at but his dubbed voice wasn't sexy at all.

    I loved the ending. I hated the ending. I dunno.
    Points for being different.

  • The Lineup

    The Lineup

    ★★★½

    THREE RANDOM B&W MOVIES STARTING WITH THE LETTER L - #1
    The most favorable depiction of a police force that I can recall seeing. Exciting movie, car chases, drug smuggling, Eli Wallach hamming it up real good. The bad guys are way more interesting and better actors than the good guys. San Fran and the bridge are used to good effect.
    If you think about it, the bad guys' scheme for smuggling heroin doesn't seem very well thought out. It's…