Author Archive: Mark R. Hasan

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Unleashing Michael Mann’s THE KEEP (1983)

Unleashing Michael Mann’s THE KEEP (1983)

February 22, 2020 | By

Review of Michael Mann’s THE KEEP (1983), the maligned, misunderstood & messy supernatural thriller making its legit DVD release from Australia’s Via Vision.

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DVD: Keep, The (1983)

DVD: Keep, The (1983)

February 22, 2020 | By

After making his feature film debut with the critically acclaimed dramatic thriller Thief (1981), Michael Mann set his sights on the WWII supernatural shocker The Keep…

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Podcast: ANNE WITH AN E composers Amin Bhatia & Ari Posner

Podcast: ANNE WITH AN E composers Amin Bhatia & Ari Posner

January 30, 2020 | By

Podcast interview with ANNE WITH AN E’s composing team Amin Bhatia and Ari Posner.

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Adventures in Laserdisc and Pro Logic, Part 1: Mortal Kombat

Adventures in Laserdisc and Pro Logic, Part 1: Mortal Kombat

January 23, 2020 | By

Editor’s Blog on the fun / absurdity of watching MORTAL KOMBAT on laserdisc and in Dolby Pro Logic using a convoluted series of connected vintage & contemporary gear. Yes, really.

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Solo Narratives 1: The Guilty / Den skyldige (2018)

Solo Narratives 1: The Guilty / Den skyldige (2018)

January 7, 2020 | By

Review of the tense, single-person narrative THE GUILTY / DEN SKYLDIGE (2018) from Magnolia.

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DVD: Guilty, The / Den skyldige (2018)

DVD: Guilty, The / Den skyldige (2018)

January 7, 2020 | By

Told entirely from the perspective of one person, The Guilty is ostensibly about the last hours of a detective shoved into dull administrative duty as a dispatcher…

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Werewolves, Sex, and Steamy Delinquents

Werewolves, Sex, and Steamy Delinquents

December 28, 2019 | By

WEREWOLF IN A GIRLS’ DORMITORY / LYCANTHROPUS (1961) gets a deserved second chance in Severin’s lovely Blu-ray.

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BR: Werewolf in a Girl’s Dormitory / Lycanthropus (1961)

BR: Werewolf in a Girl’s Dormitory / Lycanthropus (1961)

December 28, 2019 | By

The original title of this Italian-Austrian co-production made more sense: the girls are actually delinquent young women in a remote juvenile facility being terrorized by a rabid creature…

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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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