Movies – I

If . . . (1968)

This surrealistic story of schoolboy revolt was something of a departure for director Lindsay Anderson, but he succeeded in capturing the absurdities of British public school life and invested the satire with an abundance of venom. When it was released in 1968, Anderson's bellow of righteous outrage was described as "a hand grenade of a(...)

Illustrated Man, The (1968)

Three of the stories from Ray Bradbury's book The Illustrated Man. The stories are "The Veldt", "The Long Rain" and "The Last Night of the World". Carl Rod Steiger Felicia Claire Bloom Willie Robert Drivas Pickard Don Dubbins Simmons Jason Evers John Tim Weldon Anna Christie Matchett Peke Pogo Director Jack Smight

Ilsa, Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks (1976)

Finding a new employer, and not looking a day older since the end of World War II, Ilsa now works for an Arab sheik who enjoys importing females to use as sex slaves. An American millionaire's daughter, a movie star, and an attractive equestrienne are among his latest victims. Ilsa Dyanne Thorne Cmdr. Adam Scott(...)

Ilsa: She Wolf Of The SS (1975)

It is 1945. Ilsa (played by former Las Vegas showgirl Dyanne Thorne) is a Nazi medical scientist who has an idea that women would make better soldiers than men because they have a higher pain tolerance. So she decides to test her theory by subjecting female prisoners at "Medical Camp 9" to various types of torture.(...)

Impossible Years, The (1968)

A successful psychiatrist cannot cope with his children's problems. Jonathan Kingsley David Niven Alice Kingsley Lola Albright Linda Kingsley Cristina Ferrare Richard Merrick Chad Everett Dr. Herbert Fleischer Ozzie Nelson Bartholomew Smuts Jeff Cooper Dean Harvey Rockwell John Harding Freddie Fleischer Rich Chalet Andy McClaine Michael McGreevey Dr. Elliot Fish Don Beddoe Abbey Kingsley Darleen(...)

In A Lonely Place (1950)

Humphrey Bogart is Dixon Steele, an embittered and washed-up Hollywood screenwriter who pays a hat-check girl to help out with a script read-through one night. When she’s found dead the next morning, Steele comes under suspicion until his actor neighbour, Laurel (Gloria Grahame), gives him an alibi. Dix and Laurel fall in love but police suspicion(...)

In Bed With Madonna (1991)

In Cold Blood (1967)

Truman Capote's book about two young real-life murderers was a shocking bestseller in its day and thought impossible to bring to the screen. Yet writer/director Richard Brooks did deliver this harrowing movie adaptation, remarkably faithful to its source (Capote had heard the boys' testimony personally), immaculately photographed in monochrome by master craftsman Conrad Hall, and(...)

In Like Flint (1967)

In Like Flint (1967)

In his second outing as the debonair super-agent, James Coburn kicks and smooches his way through a spy ring of beautiful women on a health farm in the Virgin Islands who have kidnapped the US President and plan to achieve world domination by brainwashing women through their hair dryers. Cue a bevy of beauties and(...)

In The Heat Of The Night (1967)

While travelling in the Deep South, Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier), a black Philadelphia homicide detective, becomes unwittingly embroiled in the murder investigation of a local Mississippi businessman when he is first accused of the crime and then asked to solve it. Finding the killer proves to be difficult, however, especially when his efforts are constantly(...)

In The Name Of The Father (1993)

There are few more controversial subjects in Britain than 'the troubles' in Northern Ireland and the activities of the IRA. It was therefore extremely bold of Jim Sheridan, the Irish director of My Left Foot (1989), to bring In The Name Of The Father to the screen. But although this compelling drama attacks the British justice system over wrongfully(...)

Incredible Shrinking Man, The (1957)

Incredible Shrinking Man, The (1957)

Scott Carey and his wife Louise are holidaying on a boat when he is momentarily exposed to a mysterious, probably radioactive, mist. Soon afterwards, Scott (Grant Williams) finds himself gradually shrinking. Director Jack Arnold's visual flatness is perfectly suited to the absurdity and ambiguity of the premise of Richard Matheson's story. The first half of The Incredible(...)

Incredible Shrinking Woman, The (1981)

Lily Tomlin stars in this comedy as Pat Kramer, an American housewife who, falling victim to 20th-century technology, finds herself shrinking inch by inch after exposure to a new perfume. Consumer firms and the media fall over themselves to exploit her, much to the delight of her advertising executive husband, Vance (Charles Grodin) but evil(...)

Indecent Proposal (1993)

Billionaire John Gage (Robert Redford) offers a down on their luck married couple, Diana and David Murphy (Demi Moore and Woody Harrelson), one million dollars in exchange for a one-night stand with Diana. The interesting "would you do it?" premise of Adrian Lyne's drama goes slightly awry as the moral issues are dumped in favour of(...)

Independence Day (1996)

David Levinson (Jeff Goldblum), Captain Steven Hiller (Will Smith) and U.S. President Thomas J. Whitmore (Bill Pullman) are at the forefront of a desperate fight to save the human race from alien invaders. Technologically naive aliens invaders, it has to be said . . . Even at the risk of it slowing down their plans(...)

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