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BR: Maze, The (1953)

BR: Maze, The (1953)

April 28, 2018 | By

Film: Very Good Transfer:  Excellent Extras: Excellent Label:  Kino KL Studio Classics / Unobstructed View (Canada) Region: A Released:  April 24, 2018 Genre:  Mystery / Suspense / 3D Synopsis: A miffed finacee tracks down her beau to a Scottish castle, and refuses to leave until she uncovers the family secret that’s transformed him into a cold, indifferent […]

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Woody Allen’s Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993) + Alice (1990)

Woody Allen’s Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993) + Alice (1990)

April 28, 2018 | By

Woody Allen’s Alice (1990) + Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993) are reviewed via Twilight Time’s very lovely Blu-rays.

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BR: Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)

BR: Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)

April 27, 2018 | By

MMM is a screwball comedy reformulated into a pitch black misadventure where dangerous entanglements recur with greater intensity, and the nonsense begins when against Larry’s wishes Carol agrees to accept an invitation of coffee & cake by senior neighbours Paul and Lillian House…

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BR: Alice (1990)

BR: Alice (1990)

April 27, 2018 | By

Alice is clearer example of Woody Allen revisiting his familiar template of an unhappily married woman going through a series of personal adventures before she decides it’s time to change her life and begin a second and more enlightened phase that may not even require a husband or boyfriend…

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CanCon 101: Gnaw – Food of the Gods Part II (1989)

CanCon 101: Gnaw – Food of the Gods Part II (1989)

April 23, 2018 | By

CanCon 101 puts the blue gelled spotlight on Damian Lee’s forgotten cult classic Gnaw – Food of the Gods: Part II (1989) + York University’s tunnels.

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DVD: Gnaw – Foods of the Gods: Part 2 (1989)

DVD: Gnaw – Foods of the Gods: Part 2 (1989)

April 23, 2018 | By

H.G. Wells’ 1904 novel The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth has spawned a trio of works, each of which isn’t especially faithful to the 3-part book, and around 1987 Damian Lee took a crack at Wells’ novel…

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ArtScopeTO 07: Interview with Photographer Andre Vittorio

ArtScopeTO 07: Interview with Photographer Andre Vittorio

April 16, 2018 | By

Aprils ArtScopeTO podcast features photographer Andre Vittorio, whose series Abstractions on Metal can be seen at Toronto’s Urban Gallery until Sat. April 28, 2018.

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Viva Amiga (2017) and the Video Toaster: Revolution (1991)

Viva Amiga (2017) and the Video Toaster: Revolution (1991)

April 10, 2018 | By

Review of Zach Weddington’s swell documentary Viva Amiga (2017) on the iconic multimedia computer, links to a vintage demo video on NewTek’s Video Toaster, and links to a new blog on York University’s Film Program, circa 1987-1991.

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Digital: Viva Amiga (2016)

Digital: Viva Amiga (2016)

April 10, 2018 | By

When the Amiga computer made its auspicious 1985 debut in an elaborate product launch at Lincoln Center, it was another new player determined to assert itself in a market dominated by IBM, Apple, Atari, and Commodore, and for a while it seemed as though the big-thinking team behind the unconventional machine would find a place where it could gain followers, grow as a creative entity, and perhaps become a dominant player as a true multimedia, multitasking personal computer…

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Terror Rides the Rails: Dutchman (1966) + The Incident (1967)

Terror Rides the Rails: Dutchman (1966) + The Incident (1967)

March 22, 2018 | By

Reviews of two tales of terror set in cramped NYC subway cars: Larry Peerce’s The Incident (1967) on Blu from Twilight Time + Anthony Harvey’s Dutchman (1966) from Image.

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