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DVD: Slightly Scarlet (1956)

DVD: Slightly Scarlet (1956)

June 16, 2019 | By

Slightly Scarlet is a strange amalgam that shouldn’t work so well, being part noir, melodrama, and crime film, and yet everything hums…

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Women in Prison, Part IV: Le evase (1978)

Women in Prison, Part IV: Le evase (1978)

June 10, 2019 | By

Review of Giovanni Brusadori’s infamous WIP drama ESCAPE FROM WOMEN’S PRISON / LA EVASE (1978), new on Blu via Severin Films / Unobstructed View.

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BR: Escape from Women’s Prison / Le evase – Storie di sesso e di violenze / Violez les otages (1978)

BR: Escape from Women’s Prison / Le evase – Storie di sesso e di violenze / Violez les otages (1978)

June 10, 2019 | By

Reportedly one of the most infamous women in prison (WIP) films, Giovanni Brusadori’s lone feature film is far removed from the U.S. poster art…

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Neo-Noir Trois: The Big Fix (1978)

Neo-Noir Trois: The Big Fix (1978)

May 23, 2019 | By

Review of the private eye thriller THE BIG FIX (1978), the oddball adaptation of Roger L. Simon’s novel, new on Blu from Twilight Time.

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BR: Big Fix, The (1978)

BR: Big Fix, The (1978)

May 23, 2019 | By

Roger L. Simon adapted his novel and probably retained the same tonal shifts which suggest both the author and director Jeremy Paul Kagan wanted to play with the private detective formula…

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A Vibrant Return for Becky Sharp (1935)

A Vibrant Return for Becky Sharp (1935)

May 21, 2019 | By

Review of BECKY SHARP (1935), the first feature shot in 3-strip Technicolor, new on Blu from KINO’s KL Studio Classics / Unobstructed View.

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BR: Becky Sharp (1935)

BR: Becky Sharp (1935)

May 21, 2019 | By

Set just prior to the Battle of Waterloo, Thackeray’s story follows Becky Sharp (Miriam Hopkins) from her graduation from a starchy girl’s school to the men with whom she eyes, ensnares, and the hard times…

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TJFF 2019: It Really Schwings!

TJFF 2019: It Really Schwings!

May 15, 2019 | By

Review of Eric Friedler’s documentary IT MUST SCHWING! THE BLUE NOTE STORY (2018) at TJFF 2019.

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Film: It Must Schwing! The Blue Note Story (2018)

Film: It Must Schwing! The Blue Note Story (2018)

May 15, 2019 | By

Film: Excellent Transfer:  n/a Extras: n/a Label:  n/a Region: n/a Released:  n/a Genre:  Documentary / Jazz / Blue Note Synopsis: Detailed portrait and homage to the founders of Blue Note Records, Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff. Special Features:  n/a     Review: Although the history of the iconic jazz label has been chronicled in prior films, […]

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Allan Dwan’s The River’s Edge (1957)

Allan Dwan’s The River’s Edge (1957)

May 13, 2019 | By

Allan Dwan’s weird & wonderful colour noir THE RIVER’S EDGE (1957) finally makes it to Blu via Twilight Time.

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