Retro Film Reviews- Gorky Park

‘Gorky Park‘ is a different kind of crime thriller. Instead of taking place in the United States, the investigation takes place in Soviet Russia. It is directed by Michael Apted and was released in 1983. Three bodies are found in Gorky Park in Soviet-era Russia. Officer Arkady Renko (William Hurt) of the militia is assigned…

Retro Film Review- Soylent Green

‘Soylent Green’ was a 1973 dystopian science fiction film taking place in the year 2022. It was directed by the late-great Richard Fleischer and released through MGM Studios. New York Police Detective Frank Thorn (Charlton Heston) is assigned to investigate the death of wealthy Soylent Industries executive William R. Simonson (Joseph Cotten). The city is…

Retro Film Review- The Mechanic

‘The Mechanic‘ is a 1972 action thriller directed by Michael Winner and written by Lewis John Carlino. It was produced by Robert Chartoff and Irwin Winkler. It was released through United Artists. Arthur Bishop (Charles Bronson) is a “mechanic,” a hitman who works for the Mafia and pays a call girl (Jill Ireland) to pretend…

Classic Movie Review- Dial M For Murder

Alfred Hitchcock directs another masterpiece with ‘Dial M For Murder,’ a murder mystery written by Frederick Knott, who also wrote the stageplay for which it is based. It was released by Warner Bros. in 1954. Tony Wendice (Ray Milland) is a retired pro-tennis player whose beautiful socialite Margot (Grace Kelly) is in love with American…