Category: EDITOR’S BLOG

The lingering nightmare of the STASI: Karl Marx City (2016)

The lingering nightmare of the STASI: Karl Marx City (2016)

March 18, 2017 | By

Review of Petra Epperlein and Michael Tucker’s latest film, the eerie documentary Karl Marx City (2016), screening this month at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema.

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Woody Allen goes for Drama with Interiors (1978)

Woody Allen goes for Drama with Interiors (1978)

March 17, 2017 | By

Review of Woody Allen’s first formal drama on Blu, the Bergmanesque Interiors (1978) from Twilight Time.

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James Herbert’s The Survivor (1981)

James Herbert’s The Survivor (1981)

March 14, 2017 | By

Review of David Hemmings and Anthony Ginnane’s 1981 film version of James Herbert’s plane crash thriller The Survivor, new on Blu from Severin Films, plus some bitching about the lack of a definitive Blu-ray edition of The Lighthorsemen (1987).

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Boy meets Girl under less than ideal circumstances: Chilly Scenes of Winter (1979) + John and Mary (1969)

Boy meets Girl under less than ideal circumstances: Chilly Scenes of Winter (1979) + John and Mary (1969)

March 8, 2017 | By

Reviews to unconventional romantic drama / comedies: Chilly Scenes of Winter / aka Head Over Heels (1979) on Blu from Twilight Time + John and Mary (1969) on DVD from Fox + the J&M soundtrack LP.

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The Forgotten Classic: Gordon Parks’ The Learning Tree (1969)

The Forgotten Classic: Gordon Parks’ The Learning Tree (1969)

March 6, 2017 | By

Review of Gordon Parks’ semi-autobiographical feature debut The Learning Tree (1969), released as a Warner Archive MOD in 2011, but still a forgotten classic on racism, circa 1920s Kansas.

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Don Siegel’s Edge of Eternity (1959)

Don Siegel’s Edge of Eternity (1959)

March 1, 2017 | By

Review of Edge of Eternity (1959), a forgotten Don Siegel suspense film, new on Blu from Twilight Time.

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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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