Category: EDITOR’S BLOG

The Russia House and the Anti-Bond

The Russia House and the Anti-Bond

February 23, 2017 | By

Review of John le Carre’s spy thriller and romance The Russia House, released on Blu by Twilight Time, and a fascinating time capsule of glasnost Soviet Russia circa 1990 + some random thoughts on visiting East Berlin in 1989.

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Jane Birkin for Agnes Varda x2 on Blu

Jane Birkin for Agnes Varda x2 on Blu

February 20, 2017 | By

Review of the Agnes Varda-Jane Birkin diptych, beautifully mastered on Blu by Cinelicious: Jane B. par Agnes V. + King-fu master! (both 1988).

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The Eternal Mystique of Cats: Kedi (2016)

The Eternal Mystique of Cats: Kedi (2016)

February 17, 2017 | By

Review of Ceyda Torin’s documentary on Istanbul’s age-old, human-feline history in Kedi / KEDi (2016), starting its run at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema.

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The Vice Universe: Band of the Hand (1986)

The Vice Universe: Band of the Hand (1986)

February 11, 2017 | By

Review of the Michael Mann-produced Band of the Hand (1986), new on Blu from Mill Creek.

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Calling Hedy Lamarr: Inventor, Glamour Goddess, and Hollywood Icon

Calling Hedy Lamarr: Inventor, Glamour Goddess, and Hollywood Icon

February 8, 2017 | By

Reviews of two docs on legendary Hollywood beauty Hedy Lamarr and her discrete activities as an influential inventor: Calling Hedy Lamarr (2004) + Hedy Lamarr: Secrets of a Hollywood Star (2006).

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The Mad Magician Returns + The Bat, Chamber of Horrors, and Thoughts on 3D

The Mad Magician Returns + The Bat, Chamber of Horrors, and Thoughts on 3D

February 8, 2017 | By

Reviews of the Vincent Price 3D classic The Mad Magician (Twilight Time) + The Bat (Anchor Bay) and Chamber of Horrors (WHV) and Some Thoughts on 3D.

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Tales of Undersea Treasures: Boy on a Dolphin (1957)

Tales of Undersea Treasures: Boy on a Dolphin (1957)

January 31, 2017 | By

Updated review of Boy on a Dolphin (1957), a personal favourite among Fox’s CInemaScope releases, and recently released by KINO on Blu featuring a stunning HD transfer.

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Charles Bronson’s From Noon Till Three (1976) + Murphy’s Law (1986)

Charles Bronson’s From Noon Till Three (1976) + Murphy’s Law (1986)

January 21, 2017 | By

Reviews of two very interesting genre variants starring Charles Bronson – Frank Gilroy’s odd black comedy From Noon Till Three (1976) and J. Lee Thompson’s cop thriller Murphy’s Law (1986), both on Blu from Twilight Time.

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Reality, Absurd Dreams, and Faux History: Woody Allen’s Stardust Memories & Zelig

Reality, Absurd Dreams, and Faux History: Woody Allen’s Stardust Memories & Zelig

January 12, 2017 | By

Reviews of two zingers from Woody Allen: the not-really-comedic Stardust Memories (1980) and the brilliant mockumentary Zelig (1983), both on Blu from Twilight Time.

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Julia Marchese’s Out of Print, The Dying of the Light, and Finishing a 16mm Film Circa 1990

Julia Marchese’s Out of Print, The Dying of the Light, and Finishing a 16mm Film Circa 1990

January 5, 2017 | By

Review + podcast interview with Out of Print director Julia Marchese, and reviews of Peter Flynn’s The Dying of the Light (2015) + Angela Christlieb and Stephan Kijak’s Cinemania (2002) …and last but not least, in the Editor’s Blog, a detailed account of a 16mm short’s post-production, circa 1990.

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