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Film: Men of Sherwood Forest, The (1954)

Film: Men of Sherwood Forest, The (1954)

January 6, 2019 | By

The Men of Sherwood Forest presents a much older version of the merry men, using an almost exclusive British cast romping about in the verdant settings frequented by British-based Hammer Films…

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BR: Sword of Sherwood Forest (1960)

BR: Sword of Sherwood Forest (1960)

January 6, 2019 | By

After going solo with their first Sherwood Forest entry, Hammer Films partnered with series originator Columbia for Sword of Sherwood Forest, and build on the success of ITV’s …

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DVD: Rogues of Sherwood Forest (1950)

DVD: Rogues of Sherwood Forest (1950)

January 6, 2019 | By

Columbia’s second entry in their Sherwood Forest quartet follows an oft-repeated premise in which the son of an icon proves his own worth with the aide of dad’s old pals, all of whom are a lot older but savvy, and still agile in combat. It’s an excuse to attract fans…

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BR: Desecration (1999)

BR: Desecration (1999)

December 8, 2018 | By

After refining the imagery from specific nightmares into a series of abstract short films, Dante Tomaselli fleshed out his surreal tale of a morally corrupt spirit into a feature-length work that’s part nightmare…

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The Rebirth of Dante Tomaselli’s Desecration (1999)

The Rebirth of Dante Tomaselli’s Desecration (1999)

December 8, 2018 | By

Review of Desecration (1999) on Blu from Code Red / KINO / Unobstructed View + an interview with writer-director-composer Dante Tomaselli.

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Suburban Tales VIII: No Down Payment (1957)

Suburban Tales VIII: No Down Payment (1957)

November 30, 2018 | By

In Suburban Tales VIII, I examine Martin Ritt’s film of John McPartland’s novel No Down Payment (1957), released on shiny Blu-ray by Twilight Time, plus some contemporary parallels…

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BR: No Down Payment (1957)

BR: No Down Payment (1957)

November 30, 2018 | By

Martin Ritt’s second film as director is this lesser known, slightly star-studded drama based on a novel by pulp writer John McPartland, and both the film and novel were reportedly the inspiration for Knots Landing…

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Even Killer Fish Movies Must Have Killer DNA: The Meg (2018)

Even Killer Fish Movies Must Have Killer DNA: The Meg (2018)

November 20, 2018 | By

Review of the latest 3D killer fish flick: THE MEG (2018) from Warner Bros. + quick thoughts on the ongoing Canada-wide postal strike.

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BR: Meg, The (2018)

BR: Meg, The (2018)

November 20, 2018 | By

In spite of the hype, the decent box office gross, and inherent B-movie elements, The Meg is an incredibly dumb film, which wouldn’t be an issue if the script had been crafted with skill, and the direction wasn’t hack-like…

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Djinn (2013): Tobe Hooper’s Supernatural Swill

Djinn (2013): Tobe Hooper’s Supernatural Swill

November 17, 2018 | By

Review of Tobe Hooper’s feature film swan song, the barely seen Djinn (2013), from Screen Media.

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