Film Review: The Doctor and the Devils (1985)

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SYNOPSIS: Grave robbers supply a doctor with bodies to test on. REVIEW: Considering that it was directed by Freddie Francis, certainly one of the greatest minds of my lifetime, I can’t believe I’ve missed this movie until now! Whenever you hate (or love) a film, writing a review for it is always easy. You can blather on incessantly about how great (or awful) it is and all the many reasons why. Interestingly, this film really isn’t … Continue reading

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Film Review: Red Scorpion (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: A Russian KGB agent is sent to Africa to kill an anti-Communist black revolutionary. However, he has a change of heart when he sees how the Russians and their Cuban allies are killing and repressing the locals, so he switches sides and helps the rebels REVIEW: Synapse Films gives old “Red Scorpion” a makeover. Dolph Lundgren, in my mind, has always been a model action hero. I will say he has been looking a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Straw Dogs (1971)

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SYNOPSIS: Dustin Hoffman plays a regular American mathematician, who gets into some trouble with local bullies. He is made fun of and then his wife is raped. When they attack his home, he fights back. His outbreak of violence is extreme. Upon moving to Britain to get away from American violence, astrophysicist David Sumner and his wife Amy are bullied and taken advantage of by the locals hired to do construction. When David finally takes … Continue reading

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