Movies – E

Exorcist, The (1973)

This classic tale of a girl possessed by a demon was the first, and still is the best, of its genre - a real, psychological terror movie. This is the one film that, no matter what your religious persuasion, getting to sleep after viewing may be something of a problem! It all began on the day(...)

Explosive Generation, The (1961)

An excellent example of what happens when Hollywood tries to get serious. William (Star Trek) Shatner is a high school teacher with the usual qualifications; dedication, principles, integrity . . . When he starts talking about zygotes and sperm cells in class everybody gets uptight. The students don't back him, the administration is spineless, the(...)

Exposed (1983)

Before Reservoir Dogs (1992) star Harvey Keitel became cool he appeared in this tepid thriller as a ruthless terrorist who crosses paths with jet-set New York fashion model Nastassja Kinski when she's not romancing violinist Rudolf Nureyev. Kinski has travelled to the big city to become a concert pianist. Supposedly sexy and arty, Exposed is actually(...)

Expresso Bongo (1960)

Small-time talent agent Johnny Jackson (Laurence Harvey) tries to hit the big time with a bongo player called Bert Rudge (Cliff Richard) who he spots in a Soho skiffle and coffee bar, backed by The Shadows. Johnny gives Bert the stage name “Bongo Herbert”, and puts him on the fast track to teenage stardom by(...)

Extremities (1986)

Is Extremities controversial or exploitative? There's a large helping of both as Farrah Fawcett escapes a would-be rapist (James Russo) only for him to return and terrorise her in her own home. The surprise comes when she turns the tables on him, but this leads to a relentless catalogue of brutality that never truly tackles(...)

Eye Of The Devil (1966)

French aristocrat Philippe de Montfaucon (David Niven) learns bad weather is threatening the crops in his vineyard for the third successive year, and gradually realises he is expected to make the ultimate sacrifice to the grape gods to save them. Niven and Deborah Kerr (as Phillippe's wife, Catherine) add considerable authority to the silly premise(...)

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

Eyes Wide Shut stars ex-Hollywood couple Tom Cruise and his then wife Nicole Kidman, it is also the last film from Stanley Kubrick. The enigmatic director died just weeks after the final editing. Dr William Hartman (Cruise) and his wife, Alice (Kidman) dress for an evening out at a glossy New York party thrown by a(...)

Eyes Without a Face (1960)

At his secluded chateau in the French countryside, Professeur Génessier - a brilliant, obsessive doctor (Pierre Brasseur) - attempts radical plastic surgery to restore the beauty of his daughter’s disfigured countenance - at a horrifying price. With the help of his lover/assistant, Louise (Valli), Génessier abducts and peels the faces off young women. He then(...)

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