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Brother *** (2000, Takeshi Kitano, Omar Epps, Claude Maki) – Classic Movie Review 6530

Writer-director Takeshi Kitano also stars as an exiled Japanese gangster who teams up with a US mobster (Omar Epps) to battle for Los Angeles’s prime drug turf. This violent, stylishly arty 2000 crime thriller finds […]

Jan, 06

9 Fingers [9 doigts] * (2017, Damien Bonnard, Diogo Dória, Elvire, Damien Bonnard, Gaspard Ulliel) – Movie Review

Paul Hamy stars in writer-director F J  Ossang’s pretentious, alienating art movie as a man called Magloire who is on the run with no luggage or purpose till he meets a dying man who gives him a […]

Oct, 02

Too Many Crooks **** (1959, Terry-Thomas, George Cole, Brenda De Banzie, Bernard Bresslaw, Sidney James, Joe Melia, Vera Day) – Classic Movie Review 6002

Director Mario Zampi’s nimble and nifty 1959 British crime comedy stars the irreplaceable comedy gods Terry-Thomas, George Cole, Bernard Bresslaw and Sidney James, who of course greatly enliven this daft but amusing satire on racketeer […]

Aug, 30

The Island Monster [Il mostro dell’isola] * (1954, Boris Karloff, Franca Marzi, Renato Vicario) – Classic Movie Review 5600

Seeking new work, Boris Karloff tries his luck in Italy, and plays Don Gaetano in writer-director Roberto Montero’s scrappy and pretty awful 1954 Italian crime thriller. In the unsurprising original story by Carlo Lombardo, an […]

Jun, 13

The Italian Job *** (2003, Mark Wahlberg, Edward Norton, Charlize Theron, Donald Sutherland, Seth Green, Jason Staham, Mos Def) – Classic Movie Review 5356

Mark Wahlberg takes over the old Michael Caine role as master thief Charlie Croker in director F Gary Gray’s fast-paced and enjoyable enough, if uninspired 2003 total revamp of the classic Sixties crime caper The […]

Apr, 28

Trespass *** (1992, Bill Paxton, Ice-T, William Sadler, Art Evans, Ice Cube) – Classic Movie Review 5348

Bill Paxton and William Sadler star as Arkansas firemen Vince and Don, who are given a treasure map by a hysterical old man in a burning building. It turns out he stole a large amount […]

Apr, 26

Crime in the Streets **** (1956, John Cassavetes, Sal Mineo, James Whitmore, Mark Rydell) – Classic Movie Review 5251

John Cassavetes (aged 26 but playing 18) stars as Frankie Dane, a teenage crime boss who comes back from the edge of committing a vengeance murder of a neighbour because of the intervention of social […]

Apr, 04


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