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The Purge

The Purge has a neat idea and it’s not badly executed. Kind of a cross between Straw Dogs, Assault on Precinct 13 and The Tenth Victim Continue reading

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I ragazzi della Roma violenta

I ragazzi della Roma violenta is about 85 minutes of unhesitatingly sordid events running into one another, none of which have any consequence, repercussions or prelude. Continue reading

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Between God, the Devil and a Winchester

Between God, the Devil and a Winchester not only has a fantastic title, but is also a pretty solid film. It does borrow heavily from it’s peers, admittedly, but is assembled in a capable and functional fashion Continue reading

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Sandokan the Great

Umberto Lenzi’s Sandokan the Great wasn’t the first film adaptation of his work – these had gone back to the silent era – but it’s one of the best, a hugely enjoyable romp starring Steve Reeves Continue reading

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Siberian Education

Coming from Oscar winning director Gabriele Salvatores and with a script by Stefano Rulli and Sandro Petraglia (who were behind Romanzo criminale and My Brother is an Only Child among others), Siberian Education is something of a disappointment. Continue reading

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Adam Chaplin

Adam Chaplin, a sci fi / horror movie made in Italy in 2011, tries so hard to be extreme, to be different that it ends up being tedious. Continue reading

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Last Chance, The (aka Scacco internazionale)

Ostensibly a spy film, The Last Chance in fact bears more of a resemblance to the brace of late-sixties crime films (The Insatiables, The Falling Man, Date for a Murder etc.) that were being produced at the time. Continue reading

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