Category: FILM REVIEWS

DVD: Style Wars (1983)

DVD: Style Wars (1983)

October 22, 2016 | By

Over the past 23 years, Style Wars has become a revered, if not the definitive documentary on modern urban graffiti, and while graffiti – in image or word form – has been around for thousands of years, its impact on pop culture has never been more potent…

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DVD: Hours (2013)

DVD: Hours (2013)

March 10, 2014 | By

After writing the scripts for the franchise reboots A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010), The Thing (2011), plus Final Destination 5 (2011), Eric Heisserer earned a crack at directing, and his debut is an economical, cleverly produced drama that’s also part disaster film, albeit scaled down to what a singular character sees from inside an abandoned hospital…

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KQEK.com gets a Makeover + New One 7 Movies DVD Reviews

KQEK.com gets a Makeover + New One 7 Movies DVD Reviews

March 8, 2014 | By

New Look! New Plans! And new reviews of two Sexploitation flicks from One 7 Movies: Brutalization / aka Because of the Cats, based on the second Van der Valk novel by Nicholas Freeling (1973) + Erotic Blackmail / aka Le corps a ses raisons (1974).

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Doc Martin: The Early Years (2000-2007)

February 12, 2014 | By

In a lead-up to the release of Doc Martin: Season 6 – already available in the U.S., and delayed for Canada until mid-March – from the old site I’ve transferred reviews of the films, teleplays and seasons in which Britain’s grumpiest doctor debuted, and grew into a (slightly) romantic albeit still resiliently short-tempered man.

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Dario Argento’s Dracula 3D (2012)

Dario Argento’s Dracula 3D (2012)

February 3, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

As promised, I’ve uploaded a review of Dario Argento’s Dracula 3D (MPI / IFC), and added reviews of the director’s last two films, Giallo (2009) and Mother of Tears (2007), from the old site. Also in today’s blog: some teaser images of a camera test using a rare video camera that appears as a prop in the meh biopic jOBS (2013).

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The Return of The Power (1984), plus The Kindred (1987)

The Return of The Power (1984), plus The Kindred (1987)

February 2, 2014 | By

As finishing touches are being added to a short camera test video tied to the upcoming reviews of jOBS (2013) and Welcome to Macintosh (2008), here are two reviews tied to filmmakers Jeffrey Obrow and Stephen Carpenter: The Power (1984), new on DVD from Scorpion Releasing, and the still-unavailable The Kindred (1987).

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Video Tales I: Rewind This, Firing Up the Betamax, and The Magic Beta Case

Video Tales I: Rewind This, Firing Up the Betamax, and The Magic Beta Case

January 11, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

The Editor’s Blog goes in-depth with much personal blather about Josh Johnson’s new documentary on VHS collecting, Rewind This! (MPI). In addition to a review of the doc, there’s a review Charlie Sheen’s No Man’s Land as watched on Betamax, a short-short film on “The Magic Beta Case,” and a review of David Gregory’s great doc on Britain’s Video Nasty era – Ban the Sadist Videos! (Severin Films).

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Twilight Time’s Body Double (1984) + Love is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955)

Twilight Time’s Body Double (1984) + Love is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955)

December 12, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Reviews of Twilight Time’s nice Blu-ray editions of Brian De Palma’s Alfred Hitchcock riff Body Double (1984) and Henry King’s sleek romance Love is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955).

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Double-Trouble from Tinto Brass

Double-Trouble from Tinto Brass

November 23, 2013 | By

Reviews of two Tinto Brass films recently released to disc: Private (Cult Epics), looking & sounding quite nice on Blu-ray, and Snack Bar Budapest (Mya Communications), a marginalized hybrid of erotica and gangster film homage shot with a look reminiscent of Blade Runner.

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Marco Beltrami Talks Zombies & Action + Lecture Resources

Marco Beltrami Talks Zombies & Action + Lecture Resources

October 18, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Podcast with esteemed genre composer Marco Beltrami, who discusses his work in the zombie and action genres, plus CD and Blu-ray reviews of the Beltrami-scored World War Z (Paramount), and the 2-disc Resident Evil 6 soundtrack set (Sumthing Else / ComCast). Also added: links to reading / viewing / listening resources for my Black Museum lecture, Black Glove Ballads.

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