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  • Night of the Juggler

    The main things being juggled in “Night of the Juggler” are a litany of clichés. The setup: James Brolin is a trucker whose daughter is accidentally kidnapped by the vicious Cliff Gorman, who mistakes her for a rich kid he… Read More ›

  • Angi Vera

    The Hungarian “Angi Vera” was a critical darling on the film festival circuit, but I can’t imagine the average occidental moviegoer finding much pleasure in this often cold and dreary drama. Set in communist Hungary circa 1948, the movie is… Read More ›

  • The Kill

    Based on the evidence that one scene in “The Kill” climaxes with the improbable sight of a bee scooting across the camera lens, I’m willing to bet director Gary Graver is not a fan of second takes. There is further… Read More ›

  • All the Loving Couples

    The promotional materials for “All the Loving Couples” suggest there are 7 million swinging couples in the world. Hey, who says progressivism is dead? “All the Loving Couples” is about eight such swingers, four suburban couples who gather on a… Read More ›

  • Robot Monster

    “Robot Monster” exists simply because someone who was in possession of a diver’s helmet and the better part of a gorilla costume thought to themselves, “I bet I can fashion a movie out of these.” The end result is no… Read More ›