Cleopatra Jones
First screened in July 2014
Director: Jack Starrett. Cast: Tamara Dobson, Bernie Casey, Dan Frazer, Shelley Winters, Brenda Sykes, Antonio Fargas, Stafford Morgan, Bill McKinney, Albert Popwell, Caro Kenyatta, Esther Rolle, Michael Warren, Jay Montgomery. Screenplay: Max Julien and Sheldon Keller.

Twitter Capsule: Filmmaking poise? Not so much. But movie and star emit plenty of personality. Zippy surface with hot rage at core.

VOR:   Landmark of important genre, with unusual studio backing. Global purview of (killer) opening yields to interesting communal emphases. Diversely readable. Less sexualized than famous peers.

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Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

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