Category Archives: Reviews

Bitter Rice

Giuseppe De Santis’s 1949 classic Bitter Rice holds up amazingly well today, better than most of the neo-realist classics of its time, partially because of its cinematic prowess. Continue reading

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Slap the Monster on the Front Page

Slap the Monster on the Front Page is a political thriller from Marco Bellochio starring Gian Maria Volonte Continue reading

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The Master Touch

The Master Touch was a high profile heist film from the reliable Michele Lupo starring Kirk Douglas, Giuliano Gemma and Florinda Bolkan Continue reading

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Il caso Pisciotta

Here’s another film to deal with the fallout of the controversial murder of Sicilian bandit Salvatore Giuliano, directed by Eriprando Visconti and starring Tony Musante Continue reading

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High Risk

In the early nineties, some experienced Italian directors were obliged to scout for work in the emerging film industries that were being established in former Soviet countries Continue reading

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Ciak… si Moroni

Mario Moroni made two films during his long career in Italian cinema, both of them are authentic poverty row efforts of little critical or aesthetic value. But as nobody else is deranged enough to waste their time examining his work, it seems like an appropriate job for The WildEye… Continue reading

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Night of the Sorcerors

Night of the Sorcerors is an enjoyably tacky feast of breasts, blood and bad dubbing from Armando De Ossorio; ridiculous, naive and disarming in equal measures. Continue reading

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Surprise Attack

Suprise Attack is unusual in that it is a film set during the Spanish Civil War, a period which – despite it’s obvious melodramatic potential – has never really been examined in any depth in the cinema. Continue reading

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20,000 dollari sul 7

20,000 dollari sul 7 is the least known and undoubtedly least effective of the six spaghetti westerns directed by Alberto Cardone. Continue reading

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Rattler Kid

The resolutely mediocre film Rattler Kid wasn’t quite as bad as I expected, seeing that it’s another effort from the unceasingly tedious Leon Klimovsky. Continue reading

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