Roger Corman’s Frankenstein Unbound (1990)

ROGER CORMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1990.  The Mount Company.  Screenplay by Roger Corman, F.X. Feeney, based on the novel by Brian Aldiss.  Cinematography by Armando Nannuzzi, Michael Scott.  Produced by Roger Corman, Kobi Jaeger, Thom Mount.  Music by Carl Davis.  Production Design by Enrico Tovaglieri.  Costume Design by Franca Zucchelli.  Film Editing by Mary Bauer, Jay Cassidy.   Roger Corman returns…

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Modesty Blaise

BBBB (out of 5) She’s an ace with a switch blade, she’s undetectable when undercover, and best of all, she can change her hair colour in a flash! Screw Barbarella and her vapid helplessness, Modesty Blaise can handle herself in any situation, and watching her do it in this far-out, groovy sixties spy film is more…

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Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

BBB.5 (out of 5) Two complete blockheads (Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter) are in danger of failing a high school history class until a magical telephone booth transports them to different eras in time. They meet Napoleon and Socrates (which they pronounce SO-krayts), survive the iron maiden and get back in time to make a presentation in…

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Fellini’s Casanova (Il Casanova Di Federico Fellini)

BB.5 (out of 5) Even fans of Fellini’s films will have a tough time getting through this laborious biopic of the famous lover. Instead of playing into myth and directing a Harlequin romance-inspired tale of debauched sexual bawd, Fellini finds the more poetic and lamentable aspects of Giacomo Casanova’s life to exploit. Using a melancholy…

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The Black Stallion

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Beautiful adaptation of the popular children’s novel and the best horse movie out there. A young boy loses his father in a shipwreck and is saved from drowning by a wild, seemingly untameable Arabian horse. When the two of them are stranded on a desert island, the equine companion keeps the…

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