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Film: Lemon Popsicle / Eskimo Limon (1978)

Film: Lemon Popsicle / Eskimo Limon (1978)

May 10, 2019 | By

There’s a theory that Cannon Films would never have existed had it not been for this frank, provocative, sexually overheated teen comedy by Boaz Davidson, which was seen by almost have of Israel…

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ArtScopeTO 09: Interview with Photographer Pengkuei Ben Huang

ArtScopeTO 09: Interview with Photographer Pengkuei Ben Huang

May 8, 2019 | By

ArtScopeTO Podcast interview with photographer Pengkuei Ben Huang, whose series SOLEMN PINES FADING THINGS is running at Toronto’s Urban Gallery as part of the 2019 Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival.

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TJFF 2019: Hitler vs. Picasso

TJFF 2019: Hitler vs. Picasso

May 6, 2019 | By

Review of Claudio Poli’s documentary HITLER VERSUS PICASSO AND OTHERS at TJFF 2019.

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Film: Hitler versus Picasso and the Others / Hitler contro Picasso e gli altri (2018)

Film: Hitler versus Picasso and the Others / Hitler contro Picasso e gli altri (2018)

May 6, 2019 | By

The Nazis’ massive theft of art from the collections of wealthy and middle class Jewish families is examined in this taut documentary by director Claudio Poli with actor Toni Servillo…

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Podcast interview with LES MISERABLES’ John Murphy

Podcast interview with LES MISERABLES’ John Murphy

May 2, 2019 | By

Podcast interview with composer John Murphy and his recently-scored BBC mini-series LES MISERABLES (2018).

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Digital: LES MISERABLES (2018)

Digital: LES MISERABLES (2018)

May 2, 2019 | By

Victor Hugo’s massive 5-volume epic tale of life in France between 1815-1832 was originally published in 1862, and has spawned a blockbuster musical, many film adaptations and several TV productions, but this 6-part, 2018 BBC mini-series…

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Dazzled by Bedazzled (and filled with inertia)

Dazzled by Bedazzled (and filled with inertia)

April 26, 2019 | By

Review of the classic Peter Cook-Dudley Moore-Stanley Donen comedy BEDAZZLED (1967), on Twilight Time Blu.

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BR: Bedazzled (1967)

BR: Bedazzled (1967)

April 26, 2019 | By

The opportunity to direct a modern version of the Faust legend set in swinging London with Peter Cook & Dudley Moore must have been an irresistible lure, and like capturing lightening in a bottle, Bedazzled still bubbles…

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The Jack the Ripper flick that almost got away…

The Jack the Ripper flick that almost got away…

April 21, 2019 | By

Review of Severin’s packed Blu-ray of JACK THE RIPPER, the shockingly good 1959 version, rescued from oblivion.

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BR: Jack the Ripper (1959)

BR: Jack the Ripper (1959)

April 21, 2019 | By

Jack the Ripper was arguably the first ‘star’ serial killer, and the public’s interest in gory details proves how little human nature has changed in the past 31 years…

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