Category: Blu-ray / DVD Film Review

DVD: That Guy Dick Miller (2014)

DVD: That Guy Dick Miller (2014)

July 12, 2019 | By

There have been documentaries on the faces and voices of character actors we’ve seen but can never place, but Dick Miller is a different animal – a hugely prolific character actor and emeritus magnus of…

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BR: Beat the Devil (1953)

BR: Beat the Devil (1953)

July 5, 2019 | By

One of the oddest films ever made, Beat the Devil is many things: a dry comedy, a slick celluloid pastry with a hollow centre, a cheat, and an interminably dull production which…

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DVD: Between the Lines (1977)

DVD: Between the Lines (1977)

July 5, 2019 | By

Joan Micklin Silver’s chance meeting with ex-Boston Phoenix writer Fred Barron at a film expo resulted in ‘a coming of age’ dramady about people who’ve ‘come of age’…

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BR: Warlock (1959)

BR: Warlock (1959)

June 21, 2019 | By

The film, itself based on a praised 1958 novel by Oakley Hall, could be summarized as High Noon (1952) with double the characters and tripled conflicts…

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DVD: Bluebeard (1972)

DVD: Bluebeard (1972)

June 21, 2019 | By

It’s unsure whether director / co-writer Edward Dmytryk was aware of any thin connections to the violent & fetishistic giallo genre, whereas the film’s other co-writers, Maria Pia Fusco and Ennio De Concini…

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BR: Black Widow (1954)

BR: Black Widow (1954)

June 16, 2019 | By

Nunnally Johnson’s adaptation of Patrick Quentin’s novel Fatal Woman is almost as slick as this stellar big screen production…

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DVD: Slightly Scarlet (1956)

DVD: Slightly Scarlet (1956)

June 16, 2019 | By

Slightly Scarlet is a strange amalgam that shouldn’t work so well, being part noir, melodrama, and crime film, and yet everything hums…

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BR: Escape from Women’s Prison / Le evase – Storie di sesso e di violenze / Violez les otages (1978)

BR: Escape from Women’s Prison / Le evase – Storie di sesso e di violenze / Violez les otages (1978)

June 10, 2019 | By

Reportedly one of the most infamous women in prison (WIP) films, Giovanni Brusadori’s lone feature film is far removed from the U.S. poster art…

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BR: Big Fix, The (1978)

BR: Big Fix, The (1978)

May 23, 2019 | By

Roger L. Simon adapted his novel and probably retained the same tonal shifts which suggest both the author and director Jeremy Paul Kagan wanted to play with the private detective formula…

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BR: Becky Sharp (1935)

BR: Becky Sharp (1935)

May 21, 2019 | By

Set just prior to the Battle of Waterloo, Thackeray’s story follows Becky Sharp (Miriam Hopkins) from her graduation from a starchy girl’s school to the men with whom she eyes, ensnares, and the hard times…

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