Saturday 25 September 2021



Despite the poster & title (Well the Italian title makes perfect sense, properly translating as Those Who Sing) this is a primo OTT Italian Mob war between two families.

Even though Jane Fonda gets top billing this 1962 Edward Dmytryk film really belongs to the love story between Capucine and Laurence Harvey's characters that's set in a New Orleans Brothel.

This crazy 1989 Japanese flick is like David Lynch on crystal Meth!

Girl clowns come under the spell of rapey & torturous Vampires in this 70s Jean Rollin movie.

A demented fangirl of an 80s electro pop band in Germany goes mental in this transgressive horror film.

Academy award winning Jules Dassin directs cop noir shot on location in NYC about the investigation of a model's murder and then some. 

A very entertaining Jail break picture with Burt Lancaster as the the main protagonist that goes gloriously bananas! 

Mixed up teen girls including a young Dianne Lane accidentally become famous in a punk band but then realise they sold out. Also includes a very young Ray Winstone, the even younger Laura Dern, Steve Jones & Paul Cook of The Sex Pistols plus Paul Simonon from The Clash! 1982's cultiest cult film.

Cops, gangsters & murder in this top Fritz Lang noir starring two icons of the genre Glenn Ford and Gloria Grahame.

One of the most most fun delirious giallo flicks with Edwidge Fenech and George Hilton. Classic.

An International bunch of beautiful young female uni students get slain in a small picture-esque town in Italy. Lovely.

Murder, prostitutes, cops, madames, murder in balmy entertaining Giallo with Bogey look-a-likey & sound-a-likey.

More insane giallo shenanigans with a female ex-con in a strange mansion. 

Lazy Legs (Joan Bennett) leads hapless old dude (Edward G Robinson) to wrack and ruin with her seductive charms in Fritz Lang's masterpiece noir.

Dreamy noir favourite where the woman in the window (Joan Bennett) comes to life and Professor Wanley's (Edward G Robinson) dreams come true until things go murderously awry in this Fritz Lang classic.

Dick Powell gets out of prison ends up in a trailer park and starts looking for his share of the loot but he gets set up, shot at and fucked over several times in one of my favourite American crime/noir flicks!

Richard Conte & Victor Mature star as Robert Siodmak directs this richly detailed and beautifully crafted depiction of Italian-American life in the 1948 which contains mirroring, mania, mafia, matriarchs, madonnas, malevolence and murder. 40s crime films don't get better than this!

Glossy but very disturbing 1976 rape revenge drama with two Hemingways.

Friday 24 September 2021

MOVIES Part 42


Criss Cross (1949)
Ex cons, mobsters, armoured truck robberies and femme fatales in choice 40s crime flick from legendary noir director Robert Siodmak.

Angel (1983)
Underage high school girl becomes a hooker due to bad financial circumstances.

Too Late For Tears (1949)
A bag of cash is thrown into a couple's car by mistake, noir shenanigans ensue.

Walking The Edge (1983/5)
Taxi driver gets embroiled in one woman revenge odyssey. 

The Black Marble (1980)
Strange cops and an even stranger dog show groomer Philo Skinner aka The Terrier King (Harry Dean Stanton) in dog mystery.

Squeeze (1976)
Ex-cop alcoholic Stacey Keach tries to stop kidnapping from becoming a disaster.

The Killer Inside Me (1976)
Seemingly anodyne cop Stacey Keach has bad thoughts leading to even badder circumstances.

The Undercover Man (1949)
I reckon this is the only bad film I've ever seen Glenn Ford in. 

Possible Worlds (2000)
Man picks up same woman several times in different dimensions in quite possibly this century's best film. 

Woman On The Run (1950)
Ace noir with mucho seedy seaside carnival action.

Pay Day (1973)
Rip Torn stars in the country & western Mean Streets.

The Last American Hero (1973)
All American underdog wins a car race.

White lightning (1973)
Good old boy Burt involved in grass cutting, bootlegging and revenge.

Carny (1980)
Bunch of lost souls degenerate into worse lost souls.

Cruising (1980)
Straight cop goes undercover as leather gay man to solve a series of murders in seedy NYC era but does he become gay & a murderer himself?