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Black Moon (1975)

Black Moon (1975)
Movie Review At last available on DVD, Black Moon is perhaps Louis Malle’s least known work but according to the director himself, his most personal. The most accurate description one can give of this bizarre film is that it is the visual experience of watching someone else’s unconscious dream on celluloid, which in fact it is. Filmed entirely at Louis Malle’s manor estate in the Dordogne Valley, the director first conceived of Black Moon while filming Lecombe Lucien with German actress Therese Giehse. Malle had mentioned to Giehse that he wanted her to star in a future project of his to which the...
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The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973)

The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973)
Movie Review For Ray Harryhausen fans, The Golden voyage of Sinbad is an especially rewarding treat. John Phillip Law has the lead role as Sinbad the sailor in this spectacular fantasy/adventure film. While at sea, Sinbad and his men observe a strange bird like creature flying above them with a shiny object in its talons. One of the crew shoots it down with an arrow. Sinbad retrieves the golden amulet that has landed on the ship’s deck. That night in his cabin, Sinbad is haunted by strange dreams of a dancing girl with an eye tattooed on her palm.           The following day...
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The Yakuza (1975)

The Yakuza (1975)
Movie Review When an old army buddy George Tanner’s (Brian Keith) daughter is kidnapped by powerful yakuza boss Tono (Eiji Okada), Harry Kilmer (Robert Mitchum) is called upon for help. Harry is baffled as to what kind of aid he can provide in this case. Tanner asks Harry to speak with Tanaka Ken (Ken Takakura) a big shot yakuza during the U.S. occupation of Japan and also the brother of Harry’s great love Tanaka Eiko (Keiko Kishi). Harry has seen neither in 20 years. Tanner is well aware that Tanaka Ken must help Harry if he asks him as he is in his debt.After the war, Eiko, who had lost her entire...
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The Cassandra Crossing (1976)

The Cassandra Crossing (1976)
Movie Review Following in the tradition of 1970’s disaster flicks, The Cassandra Crossing also boasts an all star cast as well as being better than most in this genre. Among the big names is Sophia Loren as Jennifer Rispoli Chamberlain, a wealthy writer twice divorced from Dr. Jonathan Chamberlain (Richard Harris) who is on his way to Strasbourg to receive an award. Ava Gardner as Nicole Dressler the wife of a German arms manufacturer traveling with her young gigolo lover (a long haired Martin Sheen). Lee Strasberg as Mr. Kaplan, a holocaust survivor, and O.J. Simpson as an undercover federal agent...
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Eyewitness AKA Sudden Terror (1970)

Eyewitness AKA Sudden Terror (1970)
Movie review Released in the US as “Sudden Terror”, Eyewitness is a modern day version of The Boy Who Cried Wolf. Starring the pretty child star Mark Lester as Ziggy who lives in a lighthouse with his grandfather (Lionel Jeffries) and lovely Carnaby Street decked out older sister Pippa (Susan George), as well as a housekeeper Madame Robiac (Betty Marsden) who’s relationship to Grandpa seems closer than that of employee and employer. Nothing is actually said or shown, merely hinted. Many little boys like to embellish their stories and fantasize but Ziggy makes up the most implausible tall tales and...
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