Ana de Armas as 'Rosa Neri' in the enjoyable Blind Alley

Blind Alley

June 11, 2017 Matt Blake 0

aka El callejón Director: Antonio Trashorras Writer: Antonio Trashorras Stars: Ana de Armas, Diego Cadavid, Leonor Varela Blind Alley, aka El callejón, is another film […]

Believe it or not, this is the most interesting picture I can find for Poker with Pistols

Poker with Pistols

June 5, 2017 Matt Blake 0

Suave, milk-drinking Bronson Terrail (George Hilton) arrives in town and immediately challenges the local cardsharp Lucas (George Eastman) to a game of poker. Much to everybody’s surprise, he wins.

Giancarlo Giannini is caught with his trousers down in Buone notizie

Elio Petri: Good News

May 25, 2017 Matt Blake 0

Good News was another science fiction film for Elio Petri, although anyone expecting more of the out-and-out freakiness that so informed Todo modo is likely to be surprised.

Not exactly Wings of Desire... Godforsaken

Godforsaken

May 11, 2017 Matt Blake 0

Although it never quite manages to overcome the limitations of its budget, Godforsaken is a step up from other films of similar means because it’s skilfully shot, features an excellent soundtrack by Deborah Mollison (who also scored East is East) and acting of a much higher calibre than usual.

Gloria Paul in The Two Sons of Ringo

The Two Sons of Ringo

May 5, 2017 Matt Blake 1

I due figli di Ringo finds popular Italian comedy due Franco Franchi and Ciccio Ingrassia in a very silly parody of For a Few Dollars More, complete with all the expected slapstick routines, humorous misadventures and excessive face pulling

The House at the Edge of Time

The House at the End of Time

May 1, 2017 Matt Blake 0

The House at the End of Time has been heralded in some quarters as the first Venezuelan horror film; I’m not sure if that’s true, but it’s certainly a decent little suspense film whatever the case.