Film Review: Sunset Boulevard (1950)

SYNOPSIS: “In Hollywood of the fifties, the obscure screenplay writer Joe Gillis is not able to sell his work to the studios, is full of debts and is thinking in returning to his hometown to work in an office. While trying to escape from his creditors, he has a flat tire and parks his car in a decadent mansion in Sunset Boulevard. He meets the owner and former silent-movie star Norma Desmond, who lives alone … Continue reading

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Film Review: Network (1976)

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SYNOPSIS: A TV network cynically exploits a deranged ex-TV anchor’s ravings and revelations about the media for their own profit. REVIEW: “I’m mad as hell nd I’m not gonna take it” While it’s quite possible that your more familiar with the words than the plot of the actual film, this 1976 film has long been regarded as a cult classic. A roster of fine actors contribute their talents to this somewhat slow moving but engulfing … Continue reading

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Film Review: Damien: Omen II

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SYNOPSIS: The continuing saga of the Devil’s son rising to power. REVIEW: The film begins shortly after Robert and Katherine Thorne have been killed (The Omen). Burgenhagen (Leo McKern), the original archeologist in the previous film, has now discovered the Wall Yigael and desperately attempts to convince Morgan (Ian Hendry) that the Antichrist is alive and well. He gives Morgan a box filled with the seven daggers of Meggido and a warning note, to be … Continue reading

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Film Review: Casino Royale (1967)

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SYNOPSIS: “Sir James Bond is enjoying his retirement when four international agents press him into service again in hopes of smashing SMERSH and topple Le Chiffre at the baccarat tables. Bond is taken in by Agent Mimi (alias Lady Fiona McTarry) who immediately falls in love with him. Bond’s illegitimate daughter, Mata Bond, whose mother was the late Mata Hari, is going to help out. The current agent using the Bond name, Cooper, has his … Continue reading

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