Vice Squad

1982 Embassy Pictures Directed by Gary Sherman Produced by Frank Capra, Jr./Brian Frankish/Frank Hildebrand/Sandy Howard/Robert Rehme Written by Sandy Howard/Robert Vincent O’Neill/Kenneth Peters/Gary Sherman Let’s be upfront about one thing right at the start of this review: there’s not a single thing original about the plot of VICE SQUAD. I’m willing to bet you that […]

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Foxy Brown

1974 American International Pictures Written and Directed by Jack Hill Produced by Buzz Feitshans Costumes for Pam Grier Created and Designed by Ruthie West Music Composed, Conducted, Arranged and Produced by Willie Hutch FOXY BROWN wasn’t the first Pam Grier movie I saw. That would be “The Arena” released that same year. It actually was […]

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Black Eye

1974 Warner Bros. Directed by Jack Arnold Produced by Pat Rooney Written by Mark Haggard Based on the novel “Murder on the Wild Side” by Jeff Jacks One can be forgiven for passing up on watching BLACK EYE, thinking it just another typical Blaxploitation action thriller due to the title and because it stars Blaxploitation […]

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Hell Or High Water

2016 Sidney Kimmel Entertainment/OddLot Entertainment/CBS Films Lionsgate Directed by David Mackenzie Produced by Sidney Kimmel/Peter Berg/Gigi Pritzker Written by Taylor Sheridan Don’t let the fact that the bank robbers, the lawmen and the posse in HELL OR HIGH WATER pack semi-automatic handguns instead of six shooters or that they drive supercharged pickup trucks instead of […]

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Electra Glide In Blue

United Artists/MGM 1973 Directed by James William Guercio Produced by James William Guercio/Rupert Hitzig Screenplay by Robert Boris Story by Robert Boris/Rupert Hitzig You ever see a movie that you watched more than once simply because you can’t figure out if you like it or not? That’s how I feel about ELECTRA GLIDE IN BLUE. […]

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Sometimes Salvation

2015 Global View Productions Written and Directed by Thor Moreno Produced by Annette Duffy/Chris McAninch It says somewhere in The Gospel of Matthew that God causes rain to fall on the righteous and unrighteous. And that’s a pretty good way to describe the Film Noir genre because in Film Noir movies really bad things happen […]

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Into The Night

1985 Universal Pictures Directed by John Landis Produced by George Folsey, Jr and Ron Koslow Written by Ron Koslow INTO THE NIGHT is one of those movies that when I describe the plot and name the actors in this movie even my highly knowledgeable friends who know their movies tell me I must be making […]

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