Category: EDITOR’S BLOG

Marilyn Lerner Talks Scoring Silent Film

Marilyn Lerner Talks Scoring Silent Film

February 21, 2018 | By

Jazz composer & improviser Marilyn Lerner discusses performing her scores live for silent films, including Frank Borzage’s Street Angel (1928) + the upcoming The Man Who Laughs (1928) at Toronto’s Revue Cinema.

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The Relationship Between Bananas and Sex

The Relationship Between Bananas and Sex

February 17, 2018 | By

Reviews of two Woody Allen satirical classics – Bananas (1971) + Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* But Were Afraid to Ask (1972) – on Blu via Twilight Time.

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In With the New: My Cousin Rachel (1952) + Admiral (2015) on Blu

In With the New: My Cousin Rachel (1952) + Admiral (2015) on Blu

February 13, 2018 | By

Making their debut on Blu on this side of the pond are the Dutch marine classic Admiral / Michiel de Ruyter (2015) from XLrator, and Richard Burton’s U.S. debut with Olivia de Havilland in My Cousin Rachel (1952) via Twilight Time.

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Dear Guelda, Part 2: Julian Roffman Rediscovered in Print + Film

Dear Guelda, Part 2: Julian Roffman Rediscovered in Print + Film

February 9, 2018 | By

Follow-up profile of pioneering filmmaker Julian Roffman includes a book review of Dear Guelda, reviews of selected short films, and the features Sarumba (1950), The Bloody Brood (1959), and Spy in Your Eye (1965).

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Slow-Burning Infidelity and Madness in A.W. Sandberg’s The Golden Clown / Klovnen (1926)

Slow-Burning Infidelity and Madness in A.W. Sandberg’s The Golden Clown / Klovnen (1926)

January 29, 2018 | By

Review of A.W. Sandberg’s epic melodrama about infidelity, The Golden Clown / Klovnen (1926), restored in 2006 and screened with live music by Jeff Rapsis at the Revue Cinema January 28, 2017.

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Career High Points: The Hospital (1971) + The Valachi Papers (1972)

Career High Points: The Hospital (1971) + The Valachi Papers (1972)

January 23, 2018 | By

Two career peaks are profiled via Twilight Time Blu-rays: George C. Scott in The Hospital (1971) + Charles Bronson in The Valachi Papers (1972).

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Bloodying It Up When You’re Going Down

Bloodying It Up When You’re Going Down

January 22, 2018 | By

A lengthy comparative review of Dick Maas’ extremely fun killer elevator diptych – 1983’s The Lift / De lift + the 2001 English remake Down / The Shaft, both on Blu via Blue Underground.

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Dear Guelda, Part 1: A Conversation with Peter Roffman

Dear Guelda, Part 1: A Conversation with Peter Roffman

January 12, 2018 | By

A lengthy podcast with Peter Roffman, editor / author of Dear Guelda: The Death and Life of Pioneering Canadian Filmmaker Julian Roffman, director of the CanCon 3D classic The Mask (1961), and so much more.

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Andre De Toth’s Nihilistic Diptych: Play Dirty (1969) + El Condor (1970)

Andre De Toth’s Nihilistic Diptych: Play Dirty (1969) + El Condor (1970)

January 8, 2018 | By

Underrated director Andre De Toth’s last two films are spotlighted: the nihilistic Play Dirty (1969) on Blu from Twilight Time + El Condor (1970) on DVD from Warner Archives.

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A New Book, Some Changes, and Happy New Year!

A New Book, Some Changes, and Happy New Year!

January 1, 2018 | By

Details on the forthcoming Cult Epics Comprehensive Guide to Cult Cinema, which features more than a few of my reviews, some Editorial Blather, and a Happy New Year!

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