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Two NYC-Set ’70s Cop Thrillers

Paleo Retiree writes: I just caught up with a couple of cop thrillers from the 1970s that I somehow missed first time around. The first was a chore, the second a gem. The Seven-Ups This 1973 NYC-set picture is much loved … Continue reading

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Notes on “Secrets of a Call Girl”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: The 1973 “Secrets of a Call Girl” must be the ultimate Edwige Fenech movie. Not necessarily the best one, just the one that shows her from the most angles. In this sense it’s a bit like … Continue reading

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“3 Days to Kill”

Paleo Retiree writes: I don’t have much feeling for, let alone interest in, current movies, and recently I’ve been seeing no more than two or three new movies each year. So you’d be nuts to take my reactions to current … Continue reading

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Paleo Retiree writes: Slick, clever, pretty amusing if also occasionally not very convincing Jean-Claude Van Damme time-travel action thriller from 1994, directed by Peter Hyams from a comic-book series. Van Damme’s a cop who’s assigned to police misuse of new … Continue reading

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“A Perfect Getaway”

Paleo Retiree writes: High-spirited honeymoon-in-paradise-gone-bad thriller from 2009, directed by David Twohy and shot mostly in spectacular Kaui. The plot involves some friends — attractive young couples — hiking to a remote beach while killers are on the loose. There’s … Continue reading

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“Straw Dogs” (2011)

Paleo Retiree writes: I was a little wary about watching Rod Lurie’s remake of “Straw Dogs.” Sam Peckinpah’s 1971 thriller is a genuine landmark — one of the most notorious, controversial films in movie history, and for plenty of good … Continue reading

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“Black Rainbow”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I semi-enjoyed this late ’80s film from writer-director Mike Hodges. It’s a thriller with supernatural trappings that’s perhaps most notable for its setting: the fetid, chipped-paint American South of Flannery O’Connor. (It was filmed in Charlotte, … Continue reading

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