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BR: Adventures of Hajji Baba, The (1954)

BR: Adventures of Hajji Baba, The (1954)

February 15, 2019 | By

When Monogram Pictures morphed into Allied Artists around 1953, the poverty row studio took several cracks at B+ and the odd A-level picture during the mid-1950s, including their first foray into CinemaScope…

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DVD: Arabian Nights (1942)

DVD: Arabian Nights (1942)

February 15, 2019 | By

Inspired by the success of Rank’s Technicolor extravaganza The Thief of Bagdad (1940), producer Walter Wanger set up a sweet deal to produce films for Universal, and the first production to benefit from the studio’s talent and cash pool was Arabian Nights…

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BR: Mile 22 (2018)

BR: Mile 22 (2018)

February 5, 2019 | By

Action dramas about characters struggling to get from point A to B within a set time frame aren’t new – Richard Donner tackled one in 13 Blocks, although it helped shutter his lengthy, box office-friendly career after 2006 –  but they’re rarely successful when the script fails…

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BR: Peppermint (2018)

BR: Peppermint (2018)

February 5, 2019 | By

Peppermint is the latest revenge thriller in which a mature actor plays a character whose family is either endangered (Taken) or dead, or whose own life is part of a larger scheme to hush an opponent permanently (The Gunman)…

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BR: Sunshine (1973)

BR: Sunshine (1973)

January 19, 2019 | By

Based on the published journals by Jacquelyn Helton, Carol Sobieski’s adaptation follows the basic chronology of a young mother diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer, and her decision to dictate personal thoughts, articulate feelings, and provide advice for the daughter and husband destined to lose her at age 20…

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BR: Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)

BR: Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)

January 11, 2019 | By

As a producer (TV’s Alias, Lost) and writer (The Martian, World War Z), Drew Goddard’s had strong success, but as a writer-director, his attempts to have fun and scramble genres have been less satisfying, if not more than a bit infuriating…

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BR: Hateful Eight, The (2015)

BR: Hateful Eight, The (2015)

January 11, 2019 | By

Branded as ‘the 8th film by Quentin Tarantino’ – a proclamation tied to the director’s subsequent 2016 statement in which he plans to “retire” after 10 films, and be confirmed as “one of the greatest film-makers that ever lived” – The Hateful Eight is both a fascinating creative experiment and proof again why his work can be so divisive among fans, critics, and his colleagues…

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BR: Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018)

BR: Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018)

January 7, 2019 | By

In his latest film, documentarian and provocateur Michael Moore attempts to examine how the United States ended up with Donald Trump as President by delving into the latest disastrous circumstances to hit his hometown of Flint, Michigan…

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DVD: Flint (2017)

DVD: Flint (2017)

January 7, 2019 | By

Based on a Time Magazine article by Josh Sanburn (“The Toxic Trap”), Flint chronicles the 2015 discovery by local citizens in Flint, Michigan, that the water they’ve been drinking, cooking, and bathing since the city’s water supply switchover…

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The Bandit, the Rogues, the Men, and the Sword of Sherwood Forest

The Bandit, the Rogues, the Men, and the Sword of Sherwood Forest

January 6, 2019 | By

Reviews of the Sherwood Forest series: Bandit of SH (1946), Rogues of SH (1950), Men of SH (1954), and Sword of SH (1960) on Blu from Twilight Time.

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