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BR: Desecration (1999)

BR: Desecration (1999)

December 8, 2018 | By

After refining the imagery from specific nightmares into a series of abstract short films, Dante Tomaselli fleshed out his surreal tale of a morally corrupt spirit into a feature-length work that’s part nightmare…

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BR: No Down Payment (1957)

BR: No Down Payment (1957)

November 30, 2018 | By

Martin Ritt’s second film as director is this lesser known, slightly star-studded drama based on a novel by pulp writer John McPartland, and both the film and novel were reportedly the inspiration for Knots Landing…

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BR: Meg, The (2018)

BR: Meg, The (2018)

November 20, 2018 | By

In spite of the hype, the decent box office gross, and inherent B-movie elements, The Meg is an incredibly dumb film, which wouldn’t be an issue if the script had been crafted with skill, and the direction wasn’t hack-like…

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DVD: Djinn (2013)

DVD: Djinn (2013)

November 17, 2018 | By

Filmed in 2011, sneaked to a London test audience in 2012, and premiering at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival in 2013, Tobe Hooper’s swan song is a sad illustration of the lousy projects the Poltergiest (1982) director had to settle for at the tail-end of his career…

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DVD: BlacKkKlansman (2018)

DVD: BlacKkKlansman (2018)

November 5, 2018 | By

Spike Lee’s latest feature is based on Black Klansman, Ron Stallworth’s recently published account of his time as an undercover detective for the Colorado Springs Police Department during the 1970s, with one heck of a premise…

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BR: Last Hurrah, The (1958)

BR: Last Hurrah, The (1958)

November 5, 2018 | By

The setting is a thinly veiled version of Boston, and the last election of its aging mayor Frank Skeffington (Spncer Tracy) who’s supposed to be a shoe-in for a seat he’s held for several terms…

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Disaster 101: Skyscraper (2018) + Thoughts on Video Store Day 8 and the Human Touch

Disaster 101: Skyscraper (2018) + Thoughts on Video Store Day 8 and the Human Touch

November 3, 2018 | By

Review of the Dwayne Johnson disaster entry SKYSCRAPER (2018) from Universal + thoughts on Video Store Day 8 and the Human Element that keeps the very creation of Physical Media alive.

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BR: Skyscraper (2018)

BR: Skyscraper (2018)

November 3, 2018 | By

It’s really tragic when a good premise and a few inventive jolts to the disaster film formula are torpedoed by lackadaisical script, but writer-director-co-producer Rawson Marshall Thurber is wholly responsible for hobbling what could’ve been a decent genre entry…

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Gregory Peck, Henry King, and The Bravados (1958)

Gregory Peck, Henry King, and The Bravados (1958)

October 20, 2018 | By

Review + additional thoughts on Fox’ A-level talent in the brooding western THE BRAVADOS (1958), new on Blu from Twilight Time.

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BR: Bravados, The (1958)

BR: Bravados, The (1958)

October 20, 2018 | By

Based on the novel by Frank O’Rourke  (The Professionals, The Great Bank Robbery), The Bravados is one of the darkest westerns produced during 1950s by Hollywood. The premise of a husband hunting down the rapists & killers of his wife isn’t unique to genre…

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