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Film Review: Westworld (1973)

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SYNOPSIS: An unforeseen robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park called Westworld. REVIEW: “Delos is the vacation of the future, today” says a stiff and plain looking interviewer at the start of Micheal Crichton’s Science Fiction film “Westworld” released in 1973 Starring James Brolin (Ha, I almost put “Josh” instead), Richard Benjamin …

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Film Review: Doctor No (1962)

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SYNOPSIS: “James Bond 007, seductive British secret agent, has been sent to the West Indies to investigate the disappearance of British agent John Strangway and his secretary. Once arriving, 007 becomes suspicious of scientist Professor Dent, who was the last person to have seen Strangway before he disappeared. After learning Professor Dent is working for a terrorist with metal hands, …

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Film Review: Dreams (1990)

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SYNOPSIS: “This is essentially eight separate short films, though with some overlaps in terms of characters and thematic material – chiefly that of man’s relationship with his environment. Sunshine Through The Rain: a young boy is told not to go out on the day when both weather conditions occur, because that’s when the foxes hold their wedding procession, which could …

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Film Review: Coffy (1973)

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SYNOPSIS: A black nurse takes vigilante justice against inner-city drug dealers after her sister becomes their latest victim REVIEW: Shot and released in 1973, “Coffy” was indeed the kick-start movie for Pam Grier’s femme fatale series of films that followed (most notably “Foxy Brown”). Pam who wears her afro like none other, brings a unique beauty to the screen (that …

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Film Review: Edward Scissorhands (1990)

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SYNOPSIS: “A kind inventor is almost finished piecing together his latest creation when fate prevents him from completing his most important project. Edward may seem dangerous, with scissors instead of hands, but when a compassionate Avon lady comes calling, it’s clear that things are going to be changing for him after having been alone in the large empty mansion. What …

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Key Genre Films 1940s

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The forties got off to a cracking start with Paramount’s Technicolor production of Doctor Cyclops (1940) starring Albert Dekker as a crazed scientist who discovers the secret of miniaturisation deep in the South American jungles. The film contains superb special effects sequences which required the construction of gigantic sets and props of everyday articles, including books, chairs, pot-plants and scientific …

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Film Review: Zardoz (1974)

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SYNOPSIS: “In the distant future, Earth is divided into two camps – the barely-civilised group and the overly-civilised one with mental powers. A plague is attacking the second group, after which its members cease to have any interest in life and become nearly catatonic. When Zed, one of the barbarians, crosses over, the tenuous balance in their world is threatened.” …

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Film Review: The Seduction of Dr. Fugazzi (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: Dr. Anna Fugazzi has it all, she’s young, beautiful and a practicing abnormal psychologist. Something is wrong with Anna though, with the repeated headaches and strange dreams, it isn’t any wonder she’s falling apart. REVIEW: Directed by: October Kingsley Starring: October Kingsley, Faye Dunaway, Jeff Van Atta, Steve Larkin, Craig Banks. “Is there truly peace and order behind that …

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Film Review: The Last American Virgin (1982)

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SYNOPSIS: The friendship of a group of young friends struggling with teen sex, drugs, and work is jeopardized by a romantic interest which may turn pals into bitter rivals. REVIEW: Hey folks…another guilty pleasure review for me…not horror, but almost “culty” in its own respect. Arriving right at the start of the 1980’s rush of teen angst films arrived this …

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Film Review: Velvet Goldmine (1998)

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SYNOPSIS: 1971: Glamrock explodes all over the world and challanges the seriousness within the flowerpower generation by means of glitter and brutal music. Brian Slade, a young rockstar, inspires numerous teenage boys and girls to paint their nails and explore their own sexuality. In the end Slade destroys himself. Unable to escape the role he created for himself, he plots …

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Film Review: Blue Velvet (1986)

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SYNOPSIS: Jeffrey Beaumont is an honest young all American man. On an afternoon stroll he finds a human ear in a field near his home. His curiosities lead him to a twisted and wildly freakish syndicate of characters existing in his quiet picturesque little town, forever changing the way he views reality. REVIEW: Director: David Lynch Cast: Kyle Maclachlan-Jeffrey Beaumont …

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