Cinema Monolith

Reviews of movies from my giant DVD tower, and more.

Bunco Squad (1950)

A special division of the Los Angeles Police Department investigates a string of suicides, involving a group of con artists, in this nifty crime thriller from RKO.

2/3/22

Southern Comfort (1981)

The Video Store Action Heroes are back in action, with a look at the films of director Walter Hill. My choice is a bayou action thriller from 1981.

4/11/20

Saboteur (1942)

Factory worker Robert Cummings and model Priscilla Lane chase a murderous saboteur from California to New York in this spy thriller from Alfred Hitchcock.

2/19/19

The Black Castle (1952)

Karloff and Chaney take a back seat to Greene and McNally in this Gothic mystery set in the Black Forest of Germany, where vampires are few and far between.

2/6/18

Berlin Express (1948)

A top-notch espionage thriller directed with a smooth noir eye by Jacques Tourneur, starring Robert Ryan as an American caught up in intrigue on a Paris-to-Berlin train.

1/16/18

Our Kind of Traitor (2016)

A spy thriller based on a novel by John le Carré, starring Ewan McGregor as a civilian caught in a dangerous web between a Russian mobster and England’s MI6.

1/25/17

Unknown (2011)

Liam Neeson has an identity crisis in Berlin and busts a few heads figuring out why, in this action thriller from Non-Stop director Jaume Collet-Serra.

10/17/16

To Catch a Thief (1955)

A Hitchcock romance thriller starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly, filmed on the French Riviera in the mid-1950s. What more could you ask?

9/21/16

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Review Totals

Movies Reviewed: 230

From the Monolith: 127

Movies by Decade

1920s – 0
1930s – 6
1940s – 20
1950s – 38
1960s – 34
1970s – 36
1980s – 35
1990s – 7
2000s – 13
2010s – 41

Movies by Genre

Action/Adventure – 43
Comedy – 35
Crime – 23
Documentary – 5
Drama – 27
Horror – 38
Musical – 1
Mystery/Thriller – 19
Romance – 3
Sci-Fi/Fantasy – 27
Western – 8

Movies by CM Rating

10 star – 10
9 star – 28
8 star – 36
7 star – 33
6 star – 22
5 star – 23
4 star – 25
3 star – 18
2 star – 20
1 star – 12
0 star – 3

Movies by MPAA Rating

Pre-1968 – 93
G – 1
PG – 32
PG-13 – 35
R – 60
NC-17 – 0
TV and Unrated – 9

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