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Scribe [La mécanique de l’ombre] **** (2016, François Cluzet, Denis Podalydès, Sami Bouajila ) – Movie Review

Co-writer/ director Thomas Kruithof’s really good and exciting French Seventies-style 2016 paranoia thriller is intensely acted, grippingly done and stylishly filmed. François Cluzet stars as the depressed, alcoholic, recently unemployed Duval, who is contacted by […]

Jul, 21

Shadows and Fog ** (1991, Woody Allen, John Cusack, Mia Farrow, Kathy Bates, Jodie Foster, Lily Tomlin, Donald Pleasence, Madonna, Fred Gwynne, Julie Kavner, John Malkovich) – Classic Movie Review 5755

Writer-director-star Woody Allen’s 1991 movie pastiches the 1920s melodrama, complete with black and white and chiaroscuro effects, and a tale of a Jack the Ripper-style murderer on the loose in the shadows and fog. It […]

Jul, 14

Mirrors 2 **½ (2010, Nick Stahl, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Evan Jones, William Katt, Christy Romano) – Classic Movie Review 4626

And so, the terror lives on as Nick Stahl stars as our new hero Max Matheson in director Víctor García’s well-crafted 2010 horror thriller sequel to the 2008 hit Mirrors. This time, our hero is Max, […]

Nov, 10

The Night Caller [Blood Beast from Outer Space] ** (1965, John Saxon, Maurice Denham, Patricia Haines, Alfred Burke, John Carson, Jack Watson) – Classic Movie Review 3961

Director John Gilling injects some style into this fairly entertaining and enjoyable 1965 slice of cheaply made British sci-fi thriller. The era’s mandatory minor American visiting star John Saxon to play the lead, Dr Jack Costain, […]

Jul, 02

Strangler of the Swamp *** (1946, Rosemary La Planche, Robert Barrat, Blake Edwards, Nolan Leary, Charles Middleton, Virginia Farmer, Frank Conlan, Effie Laird) – Classic Movie Review 3738

In German director Frank Wisbar [Franz Wysbar]’s spooky, atmospheric low-budget 1946 black and white horror movie, townspeople mourn the death of a number of swamp land men by strangulation. Some believe they have died as a result of their […]

May, 22

The Hands of Orlac *** (1960, Mel Ferrer, Dany Carrel, Christopher Lee, Donald Wolfit, Felix Aylmer, Basil Sydney, Donald Pleasence) – Classic Movie Review 3110

Co-writer/director Edmond T Gréville’s 1960 Anglo-French horror movie is an intriguing and partly enjoyable if sometimes strained and lethargic third film of the famous Maurice Renard novel. It was previously filmed in Germany as Orlacs […]

Nov, 29

The Face of Fu Manchu **** (1965, Christopher Lee, Nigel Green, Tsai Chin, Howard Marion-Crawford, James Robertson Justice, Walter Rilla, Joachim Fuchsburger, Karin Dor) – Classic Movie Review 2945

Director Don Sharp’s brisk and entertaining 1965 British-West German crime thriller horror movie is the first and best of five Twenties period thrillers featuring Christopher Lee as Sax Rohmer’s dastardly super-villain character Fu Manchu, who surprisingly […]

Oct, 03


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