Author Archive: Mark R. Hasan

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Film: It Must Schwing! The Blue Note Story (2018)

Film: It Must Schwing! The Blue Note Story (2018)

May 15, 2019 | By

Film: Excellent Transfer:  n/a Extras: n/a Label:  n/a Region: n/a Released:  n/a Genre:  Documentary / Jazz / Blue Note Synopsis: Detailed portrait and homage to the founders of Blue Note Records, Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff. Special Features:  n/a     Review: Although the history of the iconic jazz label has been chronicled in prior films, […]

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Allan Dwan’s The River’s Edge (1957)

Allan Dwan’s The River’s Edge (1957)

May 13, 2019 | By

Allan Dwan’s weird & wonderful colour noir THE RIVER’S EDGE (1957) finally makes it to Blu via Twilight Time.

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BR: River’s Edge, The (1957)

BR: River’s Edge, The (1957)

May 13, 2019 | By

The River’s Edge comes near the end of Allan Dwan’s career, and formed one of ten for indie producer Benedict Bogeaus. According to Silver and Ursini, studio Fox had plans to adapt Harold Jacob Smith’s novel The Highest Mountain

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TJFF 2019: Lemon Popsicle – Of Winners & Losers

TJFF 2019: Lemon Popsicle – Of Winners & Losers

May 10, 2019 | By

Reviews of Eric Friedler’s documentary LEMON POPSICLE: OF WINNERS & LOSERS (2018) at TJFF 2019 + the original cult 1978 film.

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Film: Lemon Popsicle: Of Winners and Losers / Eskimo Limon – Eis am Stiel: Von Siegern und Verlierern (2018)

Film: Lemon Popsicle: Of Winners and Losers / Eskimo Limon – Eis am Stiel: Von Siegern und Verlierern (2018)

May 10, 2019 | By

Eric Friedler documentary on the hugely successful Lemon Popsicle franchise may begin as a benevolent examination of the little film that could, but by the finale it’s indirectly critical…

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Film: Lemon Popsicle / Eskimo Limon (1978)

Film: Lemon Popsicle / Eskimo Limon (1978)

May 10, 2019 | By

There’s a theory that Cannon Films would never have existed had it not been for this frank, provocative, sexually overheated teen comedy by Boaz Davidson, which was seen by almost have of Israel…

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ArtScopeTO 09: Interview with Photographer Pengkuei Ben Huang

ArtScopeTO 09: Interview with Photographer Pengkuei Ben Huang

May 8, 2019 | By

ArtScopeTO Podcast interview with photographer Pengkuei Ben Huang, whose series SOLEMN PINES FADING THINGS is running at Toronto’s Urban Gallery as part of the 2019 Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival.

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TJFF 2019: Hitler vs. Picasso

TJFF 2019: Hitler vs. Picasso

May 6, 2019 | By

Review of Claudio Poli’s documentary HITLER VERSUS PICASSO AND OTHERS at TJFF 2019.

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Film: Hitler versus Picasso and the Others / Hitler contro Picasso e gli altri (2018)

Film: Hitler versus Picasso and the Others / Hitler contro Picasso e gli altri (2018)

May 6, 2019 | By

The Nazis’ massive theft of art from the collections of wealthy and middle class Jewish families is examined in this taut documentary by director Claudio Poli with actor Toni Servillo…

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Podcast interview with LES MISERABLES’ John Murphy

Podcast interview with LES MISERABLES’ John Murphy

May 2, 2019 | By

Podcast interview with composer John Murphy and his recently-scored BBC mini-series LES MISERABLES (2018).

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