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…

‘The Chronicles of Panda Khan’ Chapter 1 Comic Book Review

Comic book artists Dave Garcia and writer Monica Sharpe return to their roots with ‘The Chronicles of Panda Khan: Chapter 1‘. With Mickey Clausen handling the colorist duties, Abacus Press brings a comic character gem back to the forefront. According to the synopsis, “The story opens with geneticists manning a research station on the distant…

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…

Retro Film Review- Asylum (1972)

Released by Amicus Productions, “Asylum” also known as “House of Crazies,” is a horror anthology film directed by Roy Ward Baker and released in 1972. It was produced by Milton Subotsky and written by Robert Bloch, a popular horror writer at the time. Dr. Martin (Robert Powell) arrives as an asylum for the “incurably insane.”…