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  • The Big Sleep
  • Something Wild
  • The Last Detail
  • The Long Goodbye

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  • Repulsion

    ★★★★

  • Fast Company

    ★★★½

  • Private Duty Nurses

    ★★★

  • Bury Me an Angel

    ★★★½

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  • The Unholy Rollers

    The Unholy Rollers

    ★★★★

    From my review in Drive In Asylum:

    THE UNHOLY ROLLERS (1972) has three major factors that make it successful: sharp, fun dialogue, manic action and sequences centering around roller derby, and most importantly, cult star and sex symbol Claudia Jennings, who never made it out of the 1970s – or to 30.

    The Vernon Zimmerman-directed movie, which followed Raquel Welch and her roller derby flick, KANSAS CITY BOMBER, into theaters by three months, centers on the L.A. Avengers and Karen…

  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★★★★

    From my Freak Show Forecast column for WMSE in Milwaukee:

    www.wmse.org/freak-show-forecast-halloween-1978/

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  • ...All the Marbles

    ...All the Marbles

    ★★★★★

    Sadly, 1981’s … All the Marbles was the last movie director Robert Aldrich lived to make. The renegade filmmaker – the man behind movies as diverse and bold as Kiss Me Deadly, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane, The Dirty Dozen, and The Longest Yard – died at his home in 1983 at age 65.


    The failure of the movie, which depicts the journey to redemption for two women’s wrestling tag team partners (The California Dolls - Vicki Frederick and Laurene…

  • Fireball Jungle

    Fireball Jungle

    ★★★½

    Fireball Jungle is like one of the once popular annual localized coupon books that offered an abundance of “entertainment” options that you never knew existed and wondered if you dare take – even for buy one, get one half-off margaritas. But the Jungle’s Throne Room has bar stools that are actual toilets, they have a singing poodle act, and the bartender looks like Cat Woman, so why the hell not try it out?


    And I’m way underselling all the action at the ‘ol Throne Room, which is but one of many entertainment options to be found in 1968’s Fireball Jungle.

    Read more at www.quixotronic.com/post/a-journey-into-the-thunderous-fireball-jungle