Category Archives: FILM review

Old Film Reviews – ONE-ARMED SWORDSMAN

The Shaw Brothers studio in Hong Kong was responsible for producing some of the greatest Wushu (martial arts) films of all time. In the 1970s kung fu flicks flooded American drive-in theaters and grindhouses, and some of the most memorable … Continue reading

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Old Film Reviews – THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS

Over four decades ago, Italian filmmaker Gillo Pontecorvo’s The Battle of Algiers was considered one of the most provocative, politically incendiary movies of its time. The Black Panther Party used it as a training film, the French government banned it, … Continue reading

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Black Westerns: A Brief Overview

This piece originally ran in BadAzz MoFo #4, which came out in 1999. It is part of The BadAzz MoFo Collection, now on sale. The cowboy has long been a perennial part of American folklore. Like the Japanese samurai, or … Continue reading

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Without Shame – THE PRIVATE EYES

Here we have another movie that I am not ashamed to admit that I saw when it in the theater. I have very little memory of The Private Eyes, starring Tim Conway and Don Knotts, other than a scene where … Continue reading

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blaxploitation archive – COUNTDOWN AT KUSINI (a.k.a. COOL RED)

Within the ranks of black films of the 1970s, there are a handful of titles that remain shrouded with an air of mystery. These are the “lost” films of the blaxploitation, of which there are two distinct types. The first … Continue reading

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blaxploitation archive – WELCOME HOME BROTHER CHARLES

BAMF’s Blaxploitation Archive is a collection of reviews originally written in the 1990s that appeared in the pages of BadAzz MoFo. This review and many others have been reprinted and collected in BadAzz MoFo’s Book of Blaxploitation, Volume One, which … Continue reading

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Without Shame – THEY CALL ME BRUCE?

This is the start of a new series of posts (which I will inevitably not post that regularly), called Without Shame. Quite simply, this is a chronicle of movies that I actually saw in the theater when they came out—movies … Continue reading

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blaxploitation archive – THE BLACK GESTAPO

BAMF’s Blaxploitation Archive is a collection of reviews originally written in the 1990s that appeared in the pages of BadAzz MoFo. This review and many others have been reprinted and collected in BadAzz MoFo’s Book of Blaxploitation, Volume One, which … Continue reading

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blaxploitation archive – ABAR, THE FIRST BLACK SUPERMAN

BAMF’s Blaxploitation Archive is a collection of reviews originally written in the 1990s that appeared in the pages of BadAzz MoFo. This review and many others have been reprinted and collected in BadAzz MoFo’s Book of Blaxploitation, Volume One, which … Continue reading

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blaxploitation archive – TRUCK TURNER

BAMF’s Blaxploitation Archive is a collection of reviews originally written in the 1990s that appeared in the pages of BadAzz MoFo. This review and many others have been reprinted and collected in BadAzz MoFo’s Book of Blaxploitation, Volume One, which … Continue reading

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