Category: EDITOR’S BLOG

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).

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

Disaster on the Tracks: Bullet Train (1975) + The Cassandra Crossing (1976)

Disaster on the Tracks: Bullet Train (1975) + The Cassandra Crossing (1976)

December 30, 2016 | By

When Train Travel Goes BAD: Jun’ya Satô’s Bullet Train / Shinkansen daibakuha (1975) from Twilight Time + George Cosmatos’ The Cassandra Crossing (1976) from Timeless / Shout.

Read More

Revisiting the Greatest Christmas Film Ever: Die Hard (1988)

Revisiting the Greatest Christmas Film Ever: Die Hard (1988)

December 24, 2016 | By

Reprint of a revised Editor’s Blog on my preferred Christmas film, Die Hard (1988), and perhaps the greatest action film around.

Read More

The week Mons. Hitchcock talked shop with Mons. Truffaut

The week Mons. Hitchcock talked shop with Mons. Truffaut

December 22, 2016 | By

Review of Kent Jones’ 2015 documentary on the momentous meeting in 1966 between Alfred Hitchcock and Francois Truffaut that resulted in a classic tome on filmmaking + a lengthy Editor’s Blog on the book’s personal impact.

Read More

The Return of the Byzantine Mystery: Jean-Christophe Grangé’s The Passenger (2014)

The Return of the Byzantine Mystery: Jean-Christophe Grangé’s The Passenger (2014)

December 21, 2016 | By

Review of The Passenger / Le Passager (2014), the French detective mini-series based on the novel and written by Jean-Christophe Grangé, and released on DVD via MHz Networks.

Read More