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  • Fright

    Fright

    ★★★

    Old Fashioned thriller about a babysitter and the psychotic man who comes to visit. The anticipation of his arrival is pretty tense but things wilt after he appears at the midway point in the film. All the British cops are hugely useless at dealing with violence here. "Oy, get the pistol, Charlie". I hate to say it but, where are the snipers? I have a love hate thing going with Susan George. I thought that she did very well here, probably the best of the cast. Nothing happens that you wouldn't predict.
    Next.

  • The Hot Box

    The Hot Box

    ★★½

    Margaret Markov was a delightful actress in several Philippines shot exploitation films. She could stand beside the great Pam Grier and totally hold her own. She is the best part of this low budget film. I fell asleep for part of it so I must try to watch it again.
    Long live the revolution!

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  • Red Rings of Fear

    Red 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…