Author Archive: Mark R. Hasan

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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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Film: Men of Sherwood Forest, The (1954)

Film: Men of Sherwood Forest, The (1954)

January 6, 2019 | By

The Men of Sherwood Forest presents a much older version of the merry men, using an almost exclusive British cast romping about in the verdant settings frequented by British-based Hammer Films…

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BR: Sword of Sherwood Forest (1960)

BR: Sword of Sherwood Forest (1960)

January 6, 2019 | By

After going solo with their first Sherwood Forest entry, Hammer Films partnered with series originator Columbia for Sword of Sherwood Forest, and build on the success of ITV’s …

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DVD: Rogues of Sherwood Forest (1950)

DVD: Rogues of Sherwood Forest (1950)

January 6, 2019 | By

Columbia’s second entry in their Sherwood Forest quartet follows an oft-repeated premise in which the son of an icon proves his own worth with the aide of dad’s old pals, all of whom are a lot older but savvy, and still agile in combat. It’s an excuse to attract fans…

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BR: Desecration (1999)

BR: Desecration (1999)

December 8, 2018 | By

After refining the imagery from specific nightmares into a series of abstract short films, Dante Tomaselli fleshed out his surreal tale of a morally corrupt spirit into a feature-length work that’s part nightmare…

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The Rebirth of Dante Tomaselli’s Desecration (1999)

The Rebirth of Dante Tomaselli’s Desecration (1999)

December 8, 2018 | By

Review of Desecration (1999) on Blu from Code Red / KINO / Unobstructed View + an interview with writer-director-composer Dante Tomaselli.

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Suburban Tales VIII: No Down Payment (1957)

Suburban Tales VIII: No Down Payment (1957)

November 30, 2018 | By

In Suburban Tales VIII, I examine Martin Ritt’s film of John McPartland’s novel No Down Payment (1957), released on shiny Blu-ray by Twilight Time, plus some contemporary parallels…

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