Category: Blu-ray / DVD Film Review

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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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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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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