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The Man From Hong Kong

“The Man From Hong Kong” is cited as the first Australian/Hong Kong production in cinematic history, as well as the first Australian martial arts film.  Trailers From Hell guru Brian Trenchard-Smith got his directorial start with this film, and he … Continue reading

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The Abominable Dr. Phibes

Here’s another installment featuring Joe Dante’s reviews from his stint as a critic for Film Bulletin circa 1969-1974. Our thanks to Video Watchdog and Tim Lucas for his editorial embellishments!   Grand fun with Vincent Pries eliminating victims via Old … Continue reading

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All The King’s Men

When talk turns to Louisiana, we don’t really think of wine.  Mint juleps, sure.  Falstaff beer, of course.  Absinthe, it makes the heart grow fonder.  But, be honest.  When you think of Louisiana, you think of crooked politicians, complete with … Continue reading

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VANISHING POINT

Here’s another installment featuring Joe Dante’s reviews from his stint as a critic for Film Bulletin circa 1969-1974. Our thanks to Video Watchdog and Tim Lucas for his editorial embellishments!   Exciting car chase action bolsters wildly confused, pretentious allegory. … Continue reading

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The Court Jester

Danny Kaye was one of my family’s favorite entertainers when I was a kid.  His movie career was (mostly) before my time, although I relished seeing his films on television.  His variety show in the mid-’60s we never missed.  It … Continue reading