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The Vault *** (2017, James Franco, Taryn Manning, Francesca Eastwood, Scott Haze, Clifton Collins Jr, Q’orianka Kilcher) – Movie Review

While not entirely satisfactory or completely satisfying, there are many very good things about co-writer/ director Dan Bush’s edgy and tricksy 2017 horror thriller The Vault. Certainly, it is in the interesting category. When it’s a […]

Sep, 09

Perfect Friday *** (1970, Stanley Baker, Ursula Andress, David Warner, T P McKenna, Patience Collier) – Classic Movie Review 5855

Director Peter Hall’s amusing 1970 British bank-heist caper thriller is a bright straggler from the Sixties about bored and bent London West End assistant bank manager Mr Graham (Stanley Baker), and the rich titled married […]

Aug, 04

Dillinger **** (1973, Warren Oates, Ben Johnson, Michelle Phillips, Cloris Leachman, Harry Dean Stanton, Richard Dreyfuss, Steve Kanaly, Geoffrey Lewis, John P Ryan, John Martino, Roy Jenson) – Classic Movie Review 3241

Writer-director John Milius’s 1973 thriller for American International Pictures casts Warren Oates in his first starring role as America’s public enemy number one John Dillinger. Début director Milius’s gangster movie is tough, pulsating and uncompromising […]

Jan, 05

Thunderbolt and Lightfoot **** (1974, Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, George Kennedy, Geoffrey Lewis, Catherine Bach, Gary Busey) – Classic Movie Review 3167

Young writer-director Michael Cimino’s exciting 1974 thriller finds Clint Eastwood on his best form as Thunderbolt, a hardened artilleryman bank robber who flees from jail, chums up with Lightfoot, an aimless, flippant, irresponsible, irreverent young punk (Jeff […]

Dec, 18

The Transporter Refueled *** (2015, Ed Skrein, Loan Chabanol, Ray Stevenson) – Movie Review

Statham is missed but Skrein is fine. Camden bloke Ed Skrein, aged 32, has the difficult task of stepping into Jason Statham’s worn-out shoes as The Transporter in this fast-moving, all-action B-movie thriller from director […]

Sep, 03

The Thomas Crown Affair ***** (1968, Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway, Paul Burke, Jack Weston, Biff McGuire, Yaphet Kotto) – Classic Movie Review 2229

Director Norman Jewison’s entrancing, cucumber-cool 1968  thriller is a highly polished, entertaining fake gem that perfectly captures the glitzy escapist, colour supplement aspect of the late Sixties zeitgeist. Those fashionable beautiful people Steve McQueen and […]

Mar, 02

Violent Saturday **** (1955, Richard Egan, Victor Mature, Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine) – Classic Movie Review 1700

Director Richard Fleischer’s exciting, high-impact, high-anxiety 1955 suspense thriller focuses on the fallout of a vicious bank heist on a small town community in Arizona. A gang of hoodlums (Stephen McNally, Lee Marvin, J Carrol Naish) decides […]

Sep, 21

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