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BR: Paganini Horror (1989)

BR: Paganini Horror (1989)

March 6, 2020 | By

1989 was a peculiar year for Luigi Cozzi, in that he worked on two films set within the environs of Venice: Paganini Horror, which he directed and co-wrote, and the disastrous Nosferatu in Venice (1988), a mess…

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Film: Grandi Cacciatori / White Hunter (1990)

Film: Grandi Cacciatori / White Hunter (1990)

March 6, 2020 | By

Klaus Kinski’s final film is a genuine oddity, and while more coherent than Nosferatu in Venice (1988), his prior film for producer-writer and once-in-a-blue-moon director Ausgusto Caminito…

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DVD: Nosferatu in Venice / Nosferatu a Venezia / Vampire in Venice / Prince of the Night (1988)

DVD: Nosferatu in Venice / Nosferatu a Venezia / Vampire in Venice / Prince of the Night (1988)

March 6, 2020 | By

Begun as an attempt by producer Augusto Caminito to craft a sequel to Werner Herzog’s Nosferatu (1979), Klaus Kinski’s third-last feature film is…

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DVD: Keep, The (1983)

DVD: Keep, The (1983)

February 22, 2020 | By

After making his feature film debut with the critically acclaimed dramatic thriller Thief (1981), Michael Mann set his sights on the WWII supernatural shocker The Keep…

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DVD: Guilty, The / Den skyldige (2018)

DVD: Guilty, The / Den skyldige (2018)

January 7, 2020 | By

Told entirely from the perspective of one person, The Guilty is ostensibly about the last hours of a detective shoved into dull administrative duty as a dispatcher…

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Werewolves, Sex, and Steamy Delinquents

Werewolves, Sex, and Steamy Delinquents

December 28, 2019 | By

WEREWOLF IN A GIRLS’ DORMITORY / LYCANTHROPUS (1961) gets a deserved second chance in Severin’s lovely Blu-ray.

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BR: Werewolf in a Girl’s Dormitory / Lycanthropus (1961)

BR: Werewolf in a Girl’s Dormitory / Lycanthropus (1961)

December 28, 2019 | By

The original title of this Italian-Austrian co-production made more sense: the girls are actually delinquent young women in a remote juvenile facility being terrorized by a rabid creature…

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Susan Lacy’s Spielberg (2017)

Susan Lacy’s Spielberg (2017)

December 6, 2019 | By

Review of Spielberg (2017), Susan Lacy’s engaging doc on the iconoclastic filmmaker from HBO.

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DVD: Spielberg (2017)

DVD: Spielberg (2017)

December 3, 2019 | By

Distilling the career, the creative and industry accomplishments of Steven Spielberg into even a 147 mins. doc is quite a chore, but like her subsequent portrait…

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Clark Gable at Fox: Soldier of Fortune + The Tall Men (1955)

Clark Gable at Fox: Soldier of Fortune + The Tall Men (1955)

November 25, 2019 | By

Clark Gable’s 1955 diptych is comprised of an underrated gem + a dud: the stellar THE TALL MEN on Twilight Time Blu + SOLDIER OF FORTUNE on Fox DVD.

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