The Harder They Come (1972) – Perry Henzell

Featuring a fantastic 1970s reggae soundtrack, The Harder They Come, featuring Jimmy Cliff is the next recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book following my screening of Jailhouse Rock. Ivan Martin (Cliff) is trying to find a way to succeed, even survive, in Jamaica. He sets his sights on making it…

Live and Let Die (1973) – Guy Hamilton

007 is back, and he’s the next recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book. Roger Moore debuts as secret agent James Bond in this 1973 update of Ian Fleming’s character. It also delves a little into blaxploitation, and features one of my favourite Bond Girls, Jane Seymour as Solitaire. Marrying drugs…

Foxy Brown (1974) – Jack Hill

The iconic and lovely Pam Grier stars in this blaxploitation film that makes a very welcome appearance on the 101 Action Movies list. Grier is sexy, kicks ass, and sets the stage for future action heroines as the titular Foxy Brown. When her boyfriend, the original Battlestar Galactica’s Colonel Tigh – Terry Carter, a narcotics…

Blacula (1972)

It’s been awhile since I had time to settle in and keep working through the 101 Horror Movies but I finally had time to settle back into the early 70s and watched the next one on my list – the blaxploitation¬† film Blacula. My first reaction when the opening credits started rolling was… Gordon Pinsent?…