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Joe ** (1970, Peter Boyle, Susan Sarandon, Patrick McDermott, Dennis Patrick, Audrey Caire) – Classic Movie Review 6162

Peter Boyle gives a remarkable performance of repellent power as Joe Curran, in director John G Avildsen’s revolting, nasty-toned 1970 right-wing tract that was a huge hit against the apparent peace-and-love mood of the times […]

Oct, 30

Bad Lieutenant ***** (1992, Harvey Keitel, Frankie Thorn, Zoe Lund, Brian McElroy, Frank Acciarito) – Classic Movie Review 6127

Co-writer/ director Abel Ferrara’s eye-opening 1992 screen-scalder stars a career best Harvey Keitel, who is astonishing in a full-frontal performance as the kind of corrupt New York City police detective who steals drugs from a […]

Oct, 23

Cisco Pike **** (1972, Kris Kristofferson, Karen Black, Gene Hackman) – Classic Movie Review 6021

Co-writer/ director Bill W L Norton’s excellent, hard-hitting 1971 thriller stars Gene Hackman as crooked LAPD narcotics agent Sergeant Leo Holland, who blackmails has-been rock star Cisco Pike (Kris Kristofferson) into dealing $10,000 worth of […]

Sep, 13

Cyclo [Xích lô] *** (1995, Le Van Loc, Tony Leung, Tran Nu Yên-Khê) – Classic Movie Review 5933

This arty but extremely polished and stylish 1995 Vietnamese crime drama is made with exquisite care by the director of The Scent of Green Papaya (1993), Tran Anh Hung. Le Van Loc plays an 18-year-old […]

Aug, 18

Made Men *** (1999, James Belushi, Timothy Dalton, Michael Beach, Steve Railsback) – Classic Movie Review 5912

James Belushi stars as as Bill ‘The Mouth’ Manucci who steals $12 million from the Mob, and finds himself on the run from various low-lives and an unscrupulous cop, Sheriff Dex Drier (Timothy Dalton). Director Louis […]

Aug, 14

Girls Trip *** (2017, Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish) – Movie Review

Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Tiffany Haddish star as lifelong friends who re-form their old sisterhood crew and go to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival. A Girls Trip to the wild […]

Jul, 30

Porgy and Bess **** (1959, Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis Jr, Pearl Bailey, Brock Peters) – Classic Movie Review 5674

Director Otto Preminger’s 1959 film version of the George Gershwin musical about a poor young woman with a disreputable history and the crippled beggar who saves her from the bad guys of Catfish Row in […]

Jun, 26

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