Tag: editor’s blog

Mindwarping Brain Slashing Bruce and Angus

Mindwarping Brain Slashing Bruce and Angus

May 14, 2014 | By

Review of Twilight’s Blu-ray edition of Steve Barnett’s gory post-apocalyptic film Mindwarp / aka Brain Slasher (1992), and quick updates.

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HOT DOCS 2014: Reviews Set 2

HOT DOCS 2014: Reviews Set 2

April 26, 2014 | By

Advance Hot Docs 2014 Reviews, Set 2, include: Doc of the Dead, Happiness, Khrushchev Does America, and Self(less) Portraits.

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R.I.P. Everett De Roche

R.I.P. Everett De Roche

April 3, 2014 | By

A key player in Australia’s film industry during the 1970s and 1980s and best known for a series of clever and sometimes vicious Ozploitation films, prolific writer Everett De Roche passed away yesterday at the age of 67.

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The Sights & Sounds of The Blue Max on Blu + CD

The Sights & Sounds of The Blue Max on Blu + CD

March 26, 2014 | By

John Guillermin’s awesome WWI flying drama The Blue Max makes it to Blu-ray via Twilight Time, sporting new commentary and music tracks + Jerry Goldsmith’s score is released by La-La Land Records in a 2-CD set.

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Gravity, Things Spacey, and How To Creatively Mount Your Gravity Poster

Gravity, Things Spacey, and How To Creatively Mount Your Gravity Poster

March 14, 2014 | By

Alongside Gravity, I’ve added related reviews of the International Space Station Space Station, the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomy-themed docs, including the classic NFB short Universe;and Paul Sawtell & Bert Shefter’s score for It! The Terror from Beyond Space. PLUS: a guide to creatively mounting your Gravity movie poster. Yes, really.

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Those Beloved Infidels

Those Beloved Infidels

March 5, 2014 | By

Review of Twilight Time’s new Blu-ray of Beloved Infidel (1959), and some thoughts on 2013’s ‘Best Of’ tallies which tend to give indie labels short-shrift.

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Doc Martin: The Current Years (2011-2013)

Doc Martin: The Current Years (2011-2013)

March 5, 2014 | By

Reviews of Doc Martin, Seasons 5 + brand new 6 (Acorn Media), plus a review of series composer Colin Towns from the archives.

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Robert Redford: Leaping from 1973 to 2013

Robert Redford: Leaping from 1973 to 2013

March 5, 2014 | By

Blu-ray reviews of two films showing Robert Redford in peak form – 1973’s The Way We Were (Twilight Time) and 2013’s All Is Lost (eOne).

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Best Laid Plans + Wandel’s

Best Laid Plans + Wandel’s

February 27, 2014 | By

A review of the CBC’s recently broadcast 6-episode adaptation of Terry Fallis’ novel Best Laid Plans, set and filmed in Ottawa, and because I’m the editor, links to an extract of a garden video I shot in the Gatineau region.

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