Mr Film

Kaleidoscope | 1966 | Warren Beatty, Susannah York

The 1960s penchant for split screens, trick effects, shooting from behind objects and generally distracting the viewer from the action has made many of the thrillers, westerns and comedies of the decade unwatchable. Smight’s comedy thriller is...

Hands of the Ripper | Hammer 1971 | Eric Porter, Angharad Rees

This Hammer shocker has an original premise -: daughter of Jack the Ripper becomes possessed by the spirit of her dead father and carries on where he left off, only to remember nothing of her murderous actions afterwards. However, it descends into...

Champions | 1984 | John Hurt, Jan Francis

John Hurt is Bob Champion, the real-life jockey who, inspirationally, managed to overcome cancer to win the Grand National. Thankfully Hurt seems as interested in portraying the great man’s character flaws as in just providing a performance...

Luther | 1974 | Stacy Keach, Hugh Griffith

A biopic of religious figurehead Martin Luther, the man who caused uproar in the 16th Century by renouncing Catholicism and founding the Reformation movement. Based on John Osborne’s play, Stacy Keach plays Luther with skill and conviction...

The Honorary Consul | 1983 | Richard Gere, Michael Caine

John MacKenzie and Christopher Hampton have turned Graham Greene’s novel into a straight-up thriller about sex and politics, barely nodding at the book’s socio-religious subtext. Richard Gere plays an English doctor in Argentina who gets...

The Squeeze | 1977 | Stacy Keach, Carol White

A terrifically seamy crime thriller from British director Apted. Stacy Keach is the alcoholic ex-policeman whose search for the kidnapped wife and child of a security chief (Edward Fox) forces him to rouse himself from his permanently drunken stupor...

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