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Film: Another Planet (2017)

Film: Another Planet (2017)

May 15, 2018 | By

Director Amir Yatziv adopts a truly unique approach in weaving together various attempts to recreate the Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz as virtual reality experiences. It sounds like a surreal concept, but Yatziv relies on excerpts and interviews with the VR creators who explain their goals, and sometimes appear as themselves within the segments…

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Film: Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators (2017)

Film: Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators (2017)

May 15, 2018 | By

Behind the best-selling children’s book about an overly curious monkey and his human friend in the yellow hat is the fantastic story of its creators, artist Hans Augusto Rey and writer Margert Rey, German Jews who fled Nazi Germany and eventually settled in the U.S…

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Film: N°5 War, The / N°5 War: A Deadly Duel Behind the Dream, The / La guerre du N°5 (2017)

Film: N°5 War, The / N°5 War: A Deadly Duel Behind the Dream, The / La guerre du N°5 (2017)

May 15, 2018 | By

Made for French TV, Stéphane Benhamou’s documentary is very specific on the creation and impact of Coco Chanel’s most popular perfume which ultimately transformed her into a global brand and one of the wealthiest women of her time, but perhaps new to the fashion icon’s story is the rather dirty maneuvering which suggests Chanel was a self-serving Nazi sympathizer…

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Film: Saving Auschwitz? (2017)

Film: Saving Auschwitz? (2017)

May 15, 2018 | By

There’s a chilling moment in Jonathan Hayoun’s hour-long documentary in which a city mayor isolates the dark history of Auschwitz to a 4 year period in which the Nazis invaded Poland, built their largest killing centre, and left after the Soviets pushed them out…

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Film: Ancient Law, The  / This Ancient Law / Das alte Gesetz (1923)

Film: Ancient Law, The / This Ancient Law / Das alte Gesetz (1923)

May 7, 2018 | By

Recently cited as the precursor & inspiration to Warner Bros.’ classic and history making all-talking, all-singing sound hit The Jazz Singer (1927), this forgotten German silent classic was recently restored by gathering the best elements from five surviving colour-tinted prints from around the world, as the original negative and German version no longer exist…

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BR: Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976)

BR: Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976)

April 30, 2018 | By

You could argue quite convincingly that the success of the Oscar-winning The Sting (1973) spawned a small wave of period caper films, if not augmenting the appeal among audiences for tales of whimsy set in an era in which global crises had either passed or were still a few years away – namely WWI and WWII…

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BR: Maze, The (1953)

BR: Maze, The (1953)

April 28, 2018 | By

Film: Very Good Transfer:  Excellent Extras: Excellent Label:  Kino KL Studio Classics / Unobstructed View (Canada) Region: A Released:  April 24, 2018 Genre:  Mystery / Suspense / 3D Synopsis: A miffed finacee tracks down her beau to a Scottish castle, and refuses to leave until she uncovers the family secret that’s transformed him into a cold, indifferent […]

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BR: Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)

BR: Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)

April 27, 2018 | By

MMM is a screwball comedy reformulated into a pitch black misadventure where dangerous entanglements recur with greater intensity, and the nonsense begins when against Larry’s wishes Carol agrees to accept an invitation of coffee & cake by senior neighbours Paul and Lillian House…

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BR: Alice (1990)

BR: Alice (1990)

April 27, 2018 | By

Alice is clearer example of Woody Allen revisiting his familiar template of an unhappily married woman going through a series of personal adventures before she decides it’s time to change her life and begin a second and more enlightened phase that may not even require a husband or boyfriend…

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CanCon 101: Gnaw – Food of the Gods Part II (1989)

CanCon 101: Gnaw – Food of the Gods Part II (1989)

April 23, 2018 | By

CanCon 101 puts the blue gelled spotlight on Damian Lee’s forgotten cult classic Gnaw – Food of the Gods: Part II (1989) + York University’s tunnels.

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