Monday, August 21, 2017
A man in a gleaming white suit comes to a small Southern town on the eve of integration, calls himself a social reformer, but what he does is stir up trouble--trouble he soon finds he can't control.
Quite effective low-budget anti-racism drama must have been audacious at its time; Shatner is very credible in the title role; one of Corman's best.
Halliwell*: "Cheaply-made social melodrama with many effective moments."
Maltin***: "Corman's only "message" film - and one of his few box-office flops - still packs a punch; low budget and location filming aid authenticity."
Psychotronic/Michael weldon: "A well-made, serious look at integration in the South..."
Sunday, August 20, 2017
The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.
Visually pleasing and action-ridden installment in the X-Men series is unfortunately over-populated with mutants and stuffed with so many sub-plots that it's difficult to comprehend the individual intentions and rivalries.
Maltin***: "Provocative idea is overcome at times by visual bombast, but the ticking-clock structure works well. New mutants in the future segments don't get much to do;..Not quite a bull's-eye, but still highly watchable for devoted fans, who will also cheer a handful of cameos."
Friday, August 18, 2017
In British India, a young prince must be taken to safety across rebel-held territory, and an old train is the only way to do it.
Imperialist gung-ho entertains as a Western-style train adventure with some good settings.
Halliwell**: "Thoroughly enjoyable Boys Own Paper adventure with excellent set-pieces and a sot-the-villain mystery."
Maltin***: "Fast-paced actioner..."
Thursday, August 17, 2017
In the underbelly of the Parisian criminal world, the police are frustrated by a gang committing a series of violent robberies, while two cops are seeking promotion, and the imminent departure of the Chief of Police sets the scene for them to compete for the vacant throne.
Excellent tough and very bleak policier exposes police corruption as just as terrifying as the criminal world.