Author Archive: Mark R. Hasan

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Sunshine (1973) + R.I.P. Nick Redman (1955-2019)

Sunshine (1973) + R.I.P. Nick Redman (1955-2019)

January 19, 2019 | By

Review of the touching docu-drama Sunshine (1973) + R.I.P. Twilight Time’s Nick Redman (1955-2019).

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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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Trick Films I: Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) + The Hateful Eight (2015)

Trick Films I: Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) + The Hateful Eight (2015)

January 11, 2019 | By

Reviews of Drew Goddard’s Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) + Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight (2015), films that converge towards tricky finales.

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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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Two Shades of the Flint, Michigan, Water Crisis: Fahrentheit 11/9 (2018) + Flint (2017)

Two Shades of the Flint, Michigan, Water Crisis: Fahrentheit 11/9 (2018) + Flint (2017)

January 7, 2019 | By

Reviews of two films ostensibly about the water Crisis in Flint, Michigan: Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) from WHV + Bruce Beresford’s Flint (2017) from Sony.

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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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DVD: Bandit of Sherwood Forest, The (1946)

DVD: Bandit of Sherwood Forest, The (1946)

January 6, 2019 | By

With a good 8 years having passed since Errol Flynn portrayed the definitive Robin Hood in Warner Bros.’ 1938 Technicolor blockbuster, Columbia probably sensed it was safe to do a kind of follow-up without making the famous outlaw the central hero…

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