Film Review: Touch of Evil (1958)

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SYNOPSIS: A stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in a Mexican border town. REVIEW: “This isn’t the real Mexico. You know that. All border towns bring out the worst in a country.” A quintessential entry in the classic film noir genre, Orson Welles’ misanthropic thriller is not only one of his most polished films but one of the most influential and uncompromising pictures of the 20th century. Very loosely based on the … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Awakening (1980)

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SYNOPSIS:  Matthew Corbeck is an archeologist who spent most of his young career searching for the tomb of a “nameless” Egyptian queen. Lucky for him on the day of his daughter Margaret birth he finds the tomb and finds that the one who was nameless was actually Queen Kara. As we flash forward into Matthews career we find him teaching at a University and estranged out of Margaret’s life. Margaret travels to the U.K. to … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Omega Man (1971)

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SYNOPSIS: Charleton Heston stars as an army Doctor, Robert Neville, who has learned to survive a plague that has wiped out mankind. The plague being a result of a war between nations that was waged with biological weapons. Dr. Neville, having given himself an antidote which allows him to ward off the deadly illness, has free reign of Los Angeles during the day. Most of the humans were wiped out with the exception of those … Continue reading

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Film Review: In the Mouth of Madness (1994)

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SYNOPSIS: John Trent (Sam Neil), an insurance investigator, embarks on a case to track down popular missing horror writer Sutter Kane (Jurgen Prochnow). Trent is true sceptic but slowly he has no choice but to believe what is really happening – that himself and all he sees in the world around him are being written by Kane. REVIEW: Director / creator John Carpenter is known for many great contributions to the horror genre. While I … Continue reading

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Film Review: Soylent Green (1973)

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SYNOPSIS: “In the year 2022, overpopulation and the greenhouse effect have made life extremely difficult for the majority of people. The population of New York City is 40 million and the constant heat is unbearable. The city’s infrastructure has broken down. Water is rationed and fresh food is virtually non-existent. Rather, most of the population live on soylent green, made from ocean vegetation and formed into tasteless green wafers. In this environment Detective Robert Thorn … Continue reading

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Film Review: Beneath The Planet Of The Apes (1970)

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SYNOPSIS: “Astronaut Brent is sent to rescue Taylor but crash-lands on the Planet of the Apes, just like Taylor did in the original film. Taylor has disappeared into the forbidden zone so Brent and Nova try to follow and find him. He discovers a cult of humans that fear the apes’ latest military movements and finds himself in the middle. Tension mounts to a climactic battle between ape and man deep in the bowels of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Planet Of The Apes (1968)

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SYNOPSIS: “Taylor and two other astronauts come out of deep hibernation to find that their ship has crashed. Escaping with little more than clothes they find that they have landed on a planet where men are pre-lingual and uncivilized while apes have learned speech and technology. Taylor is captured and taken to the city of the apes after damaging his throat so that he is silent and cannot communicate with the apes.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: … Continue reading

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