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Ator, The Fighting Eagle (1982)

Ator, The Fighting Eagle (1982)

  After the box office success of Conan The Barbarian (1982), a number of American and oversea film enterprises quickly worked to make cheap fantasy sword-and-sorcery copies of the film. One of the fastest to hit the presses was Ator, The Fighting Eagle (Italian...
Suicide Squad (2016)

Suicide Squad (2016)

“Worst. Heroes. Ever.” reads that tagline for DC “dark action epic” Suicide Squad. Except: really, the film is like any other “underdog hero” film – of which we’ve seen precisely eleven thousand – and there is...
Deadly Prey (1987)

Deadly Prey (1987)

  Despite incredibly promising poster art, Deadly Prey is a rather lukewarm effort that combines “The Most Dangerous Game” (the 1924 short story by Richard Connell) and a knockoff of 1982’s First Blood (the original John Rambo film) – and hopes...
Pray For Death (1985)

Pray For Death (1985)

Pray for Death is an above-average martial arts film. If you like martial arts films, you should watch this one. Keep in mind when I say it is “above average” – there are a lot of really, really terrible ones out there! Released in the prime of Shô...
Thief (1981)

Thief (1981)

My favorite Michael Mann film – so far. James Caan stars as Frank – a brisk, extremely cloistered high-end jewel thief who rather suddenly stumbles on an idea for a better life. Only in his thirties – but with almost a third of his life spent behind...