Author Archive: Mark R. Hasan

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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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BR: Tall Men, The (1955)

BR: Tall Men, The (1955)

November 25, 2019 | By

Director Raoul Walsh may have been attracted to The Tall Men by the oddness of the story, in which former Confederate Col. Ben Allison (Clark Gable) rescues young lass Nella Turner (Jane Russell) from an Indian massacre, falls for her one night…

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DVD: Soldier of Fortune (1955)

DVD: Soldier of Fortune (1955)

November 25, 2019 | By

Upon it’s original theatrical release, Clark Gable’s first picture after being ‘dumped’ by longtime studio MGM wasn’t well appraised by critics, and although the passing years may have enhanced the film’s curio value…

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Examining the Image: Mike Wallace Is Here (2019) + Jane Fonda in Five Acts (2018)

Examining the Image: Mike Wallace Is Here (2019) + Jane Fonda in Five Acts (2018)

November 9, 2019 | By

Two recent docs on TV and cinema icons: MIKE WALLACE IS HERE (2019) from Magnolia + JANE FONDA IN FIVE ACTS (2018) from HBO.

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DVD: Mike Wallace Is Here (2019)

DVD: Mike Wallace Is Here (2019)

November 9, 2019 | By

The title of Avi Belkin’s highly entertaining documentary on 60 Minutes’ most recognizable investigative journalist refers to the fear that could…

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Jane Fonda in Five Acts (2018)

Jane Fonda in Five Acts (2018)

November 9, 2019 | By

Few actors from a dynastic Hollywood family have had such a varied career as Jane Fonda, and Susan Lacy’s lengthy but never dull documentary is comprised of five chapters that trace…

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Of Presidents and Buccaneers

Of Presidents and Buccaneers

October 22, 2019 | By

Future U.S. President Andrew Jackson in 3 unique productions: THE PRESIDENT’S LADY (1953) on Twilight Time Blu + Cecil B. DeMille’s 1938 and 1958 productions of THE BUCCANEER from Olive Films.

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BR: President’s Lady, The (1953)

BR: President’s Lady, The (1953)

October 22, 2019 | By

A fictionalized bio-drama based on the relationship between attorney general and future U.S. President Andrew Jackson (Charlton Heston) and Rachel Donelson (Susan Hayward)…

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