The New Beverly

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Rating Title/Year Author
Manhunter (1974) Quentin Tarantino Walter Grauman's work here isn't flashy, especially when compared to Milius and Penn, but his shooting is clever, resourceful, and dynamic. All qualities essential to pulling off a quality piece of work on a TV movie schedule. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
Deliverance (1972) Quentin Tarantino While thematically it's rich, and structurally it's daring to sideline Burt Reynolds' Lewis just before the third act... in this movie, cinematically, it's suicidal. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
The Groundstar Conspiracy (1972) Quentin Tarantino Yes, the ending is really clever. And I would say it makes this whole movie worth watching. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
A Man Called Tiger (1972) Quentin Tarantino Lo Wei's film has a lot of attractive elements. Chief amongst them being its Japanese Yakuza milieu, which gives it a very different look than any other Hong Kong martial art film of this period. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
The Mack (1973) Quentin Tarantino Even including its flaws, The Mack is the best and most memorable crime picture of the whole blaxploitation genre. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
I Escaped From Devil's Island (1973) Quentin Tarantino The film's three lead characters, Jim Brown's alpha male Le Bras, Christopher George's pacifist Davert and especially Rick Ely's fancy boy Jo-Jo are refreshingly complicated and three dimensional. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
Dynamite Brothers (1974) Quentin Tarantino It's a damn good seventies shoestring grade Z little picture. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
Targets (1968) Quentin Tarantino It was one of the most powerful films of 1968 and one of the greatest directorial debuts of all time. And I believe the best film ever produced by Roger Corman. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
Daisy Miller (1974) Quentin Tarantino By Bogdanovich turning the whole story into one that turns on fast-paced comic repartee, he leans the material into Shepherd's strengths. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
Prophecy (1979) Quentin Tarantino Aside from the bonkers bear monster, the film's one saving grace is Talia Shire. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
Fatal Needles vs. Fatal Fists (1977) Quentin Tarantino Chang Yi's villainous turns in martial arts movies are one of the reasons fans of the genre like Kung Fu flicks in the first place. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
Carny (1980) Quentin Tarantino The missed and fumbled opportunities add up to an ultimately unsatisfying experience. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
Coogan's Bluff (1968) Quentin Tarantino For all intents and purposes, what we think of as comedic action cinema was born the day Coogan's Bluff was released. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
The Beguiled (1971) Quentin Tarantino While the offbeat film is ultimately successful, it does bring out Siegel's worst stylistic impulses. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
Catlow (1971) Quentin Tarantino Catlow is my nomination for worst studio western of the seventies. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
Sometimes a Great Notion (1970) Quentin Tarantino Sometimes a Great Notion is a good somewhat compromised movie, that is justly famous for one of the greatest scenes in early seventies cinema. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
The Lady in Red (1979) Quentin Tarantino We feel every single emotion Polly feels. We go on this epic journey with Polly. That's why when the film reaches her hard-fought final freeze frame we're all exhausted. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
Nightwing (1979) Quentin Tarantino Maybe one of the reasons American Cinema in the seventies was so great is because we could expect to see Strother Martin four times a year. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
Big Wednesday (1978) Quentin Tarantino While all in all I prefer Milius' directorial debut Dillinger, it's hard to argue against the idea that his surfer epic "Big Wednesday" isn't his classic. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
The Shootist (1976) Quentin Tarantino There's nothing in The Shootist you haven't seen done many times before and done better. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
Soul Brothers of Kung Fu (1980) Quentin Tarantino The whole film rests not on the brutal Kung Fu fights but how we feel about Wong (Bruce Li) and San (Lo Meng). The two men prove to be a terrific team and they bring out a depth of feeling from their characters that accumulates power as the film goes on. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
The Muthers (1976) Quentin Tarantino This cruddy little grindhouse cheapie has actually become one of my favorite movies. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
Showdown (1973) Quentin Tarantino My review might be a touch generous. Yet Seaton, Hudson, Martin and the whole film possess a sweetness that inspires generosity. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
Players (1979) Quentin Tarantino [Players'] best moments are Dean Paul Martin training with his coach, real life tennis giant Poncho Gonzales (playing himself), including a must in a sports movie, a great training montage. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
The Yakuza (1975) Quentin Tarantino In The Yakuza, for the last time as a lead, Mitchum was vibrantly alive. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
Shootout (1971) Quentin Tarantino Nothing special, but by the time it was over, I enjoyed it and was glad I saw it. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
Escape From Alcatraz (1979) Quentin Tarantino Never before and never again would Siegel engage in this type of cinematic bravura. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
Ulzana's Raid (1972) Quentin Tarantino Ulzana's Raid is hands down Aldrich's best film of the seventies, as well as being one of the greatest westerns of the seventies. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
The Lords of Flatbush (1974) Quentin Tarantino All this made the movie both a hit and a very fondly remembered artifact of its era... And like American Graffiti before it, and Dazed & Confused after it, it had a cast of young actors of its era who would go on to distinguish themselves in the future. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
The Image of Bruce Lee (1980) Quentin Tarantino Just as the unmotivated fights begin to become tedious, a terrific end fight between Bruce and Old Man Han caps the film off excitingly. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020