After progressing from fashion photographer for Vogue to Life photo journalist, Gordon Parks made the natural leap to novelist, penning The Learning Tree in 1964, which eventually caught the attention of Warner Bros., and in 1969 Parks became the first African-American to direct for a major studio…
Although its title suggests a cinematic document of human misery seething in the poorest, filthiest, most overcrowded tracts of human civilization, Canadian director Jean-Nicolas Orhon attempts to clarify the very definition of slums, and using interwoven interviews with Robert Neuwirth and Jeremy Seabrook…
Since the basic details of the GBC CTC-5X video camera are covered in Camera Test #102, I’ll keep things a bit more brisk that in the prior Camera Test blog. If the facts start reading a wee bit dry, just skip down to the end where the YouTube + Vimeo links are located. Now then. From what I’ve managed to find in print and picture online, GBC was a U.S. company specializing in industrial-level video cameras during the late sixties […]
Lengthy review of a vintage Video Nasty, House on Straw Hill / aka Exposé (1976) from Severin on Blu-ray, plus a related review of Elio Petri’s amazing psychological thriller A Quiet Place in the Country / Un tranquillo posto di campagna (1968), and from the KQEK.com archives, Joseph Losey’s Eva / aka Eve (1962) from KINO.
Some site update news & info on upcoming film reviews (plus a short-short video), and soundtrack reviews of Lior Ron’s Pablo (Light Drop Music), and Murray Gold’s Doctor Who Series 7 and the double-billed The Snowmen + The Doctor, the Widow, and the Snowmen (Silva Screen).
Yes, in addition to several classic and horror film reviews on the way, there is some smut from Impulse Pictures / Synapse Films: Nurse Diary- Wicked Finger / Kangofu nikki – waisetsu na karute (1980), and Story of White Coat – Indecent Acts / Hakui monogatari – Midasu! (1984), directed by Debauchery’s Hidehiro.
Newly reviewed are Christoph Waltz in one of the best TV mini-series you’ve never heard of, Konig der letzten Tage (ARD Video), Sam Spiegel’s last great epic Nicholas and Alexandra on Blu (Twilight Time), and Franco Nero in the period drama The Sack of Rome / aka Oro, aka Zoloto (One 7 Movies).