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Le Doulos

Like any film fanatic I have a huge mountain of films that I need to watch. I have a stack of Spaghetti Westerns that I haven’t even gotten close to, along with piles of Eurocrime, Eurospy and Eurosleaze films that are all crying out to be reviewed. I try, but a man can only squeeze […]

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The Nest (2002)

Country: France Director: Florent Emilio Siri Starring: Nadia Farés, Samy Naceri, Benoit Magimel, Pascal Greggory, Sami Bouajila, Anisia Uzeyman, Richard Sammel Music: Alexandre Desplat Original Title: Nid De Guépes The Nest, in some ways could be considered a companion piece to District 13. Why? Both are very tough, modern French action films. They also share […]

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Le Guignolo (1980)

Country: France / Italy Director: Georges Lautner Starring: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Mirella D’Angelo, Michel Galabru, Carla Romanelli, Tony Kendall Music: Philippe Sarde Sorry folks, this is gonna be a half-assed review because I don’t speak French and I haven’t been able to find a copy of Le Guignolo which has English subtitles. But I don’t let […]

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Le Magnifique (1973)

Country: France Director: Philippe De Broca Starring: Jean Paul Belmondo, Jacqueline Bisset, Vittorio Caprioli Music: Claude Bolling Le Magnifique starts with an inspired Bond rip-off sequence, where a secret agent in a telephone booth is airlifted by helicopter and dropped into the ocean. But the ill-fated agents trouble doesn’t end there. Trapped in the booth, […]

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