Category: EDITOR’S BLOG

Ken Takakura and Brutal Tales of The Yakuza

Ken Takakura and Brutal Tales of The Yakuza

June 30, 2017 | By

Reviews of two new Blu-rays starring Japan’s inimitable Ken Takakura: Brutal Tales of Chivalry / Shôwa zankyô-den (1965) from Twilight Time + The Yakuza (1974) from Warner Archives.

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Inferno (1953) on Blu + BSV 1172 Premieres at Eye Myth Cine-Gallery Film Festival

Inferno (1953) on Blu + BSV 1172 Premieres at Eye Myth Cine-Gallery Film Festival

June 21, 2017 | By

Three things in one jam-packed update: review of Twilight Time’s 3D Blu of the desert noir classic Inferno (1953), thoughts on 3D, and my short experimental doc BSV 1172 Premieres this Fri. June 23 at Eye Myth Cine-Gallery. Read on for more details!

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Charles Bronson’s The Stone Killer (1973) + X-15 (1961)

Charles Bronson’s The Stone Killer (1973) + X-15 (1961)

June 16, 2017 | By

Two of Charles Bronson’s career pegs are reviewed: Michael Winner’s The Stone Killer (1973) from Twilight Time + Richard Donner’s X-15 (1961) from MGM.

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Documentary Collages: Sacred (2016) + Bodysong (2003)

Documentary Collages: Sacred (2016) + Bodysong (2003)

June 12, 2017 | By

Review of two documentary collages: Thomas Lennon’s Sacred (2016), currently screening at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, and a DVD review of Simon Pummell’s still mesmerizing Bodysong (2003) + some Editorial Blather.

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Score – Film Music Under a Fresh Lens

Score – Film Music Under a Fresh Lens

June 5, 2017 | By

Review of Matt Schrader’s Score: A Film Music Documentary (2016) which is screening this week at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema.

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Mario Bava’s Caltiki comes to Blu

Mario Bava’s Caltiki comes to Blu

June 5, 2017 | By

Review of Caltiki: The Immortal Monster (1959), directed by Mario Bava and Riccardo Freda, and released in a near-perfect Blu-ray package by Arrow Films / MVD Visual.

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The End of a Great Run: Billy Wilder’s The Fortune Cookie

The End of a Great Run: Billy Wilder’s The Fortune Cookie

May 23, 2017 | By

Review of The Fortune Cookie (1966), Billy Wilder’s last film of the 1960s, new on Blu via Twilight Time.

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The Return of Moby Dick

The Return of Moby Dick

May 22, 2017 | By

Review of John Huston’s stirring adaptation of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick (1956), released on Blu by Twilight Time.

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TJFF 2017: Rebekah Reiko & Yossi Fine’s Mandala Beats (2016)

TJFF 2017: Rebekah Reiko & Yossi Fine’s Mandala Beats (2016)

May 19, 2017 | By

Review of Mandala Beats (2016), Rebekah Reiko’s documentary on gifted Israeli bassist Yossi Fine, and his trip to the Rajasthan International Folk Festival in India. The short documentary had its World Premiere this past weekend at TJFF 2017.

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TJFF: Edith Jorisch’s The Heir / L’heritier (2017)

TJFF: Edith Jorisch’s The Heir / L’heritier (2017)

May 11, 2017 | By

Review of The Heir / L’heritier (2017), Edith Jorisch’s chronicle of her grandfather’s efforts to reclaim 3 paintings stolen by the Nazis in 1939. The short documentary screens May 11 at TJFF 2017. Also happening tonight: rare 35mm screenings of Joshua Then and Now (TJFF) + Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (The Royal).

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