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Two Troubled Teens: Blue Denim (1959)

Two Troubled Teens: Blue Denim (1959)

June 22, 2018 | By

Blue Denim (1959), the earnest, cautionary tale of unwanted pregnancy among teens finally gets a proper release on Blu via Twilight Time.

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Viva Amiga’s Zach Weddington (and a bit of gear talk)

Viva Amiga’s Zach Weddington (and a bit of gear talk)

June 14, 2018 | By

Podcast interview with Zach Weddington on Viva Amiga, his affectionate documentary on the pioneering multimedia computer (plus a bit of gear talk).

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Bruno Mattei’s Rip-Off Trilogy, Part I: Shocking Dark (1989)

Bruno Mattei’s Rip-Off Trilogy, Part I: Shocking Dark (1989)

June 13, 2018 | By

Part 1 of Bruno Mattei’s Rip-Off Trilogy begins with Shocking Dark / Terminator 2 (1989), new on Blu from Severin Films.

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Jacques Demy’s Two Shades of Ennui: Lola (1961) + Model Shop (1969)

Jacques Demy’s Two Shades of Ennui: Lola (1961) + Model Shop (1969)

May 30, 2018 | By

Reviews of Jacques Demy’s Lola diptych: the eponymous 1961 classic (via Criterion Blu) and his lone American film, the grim Model Shop (1969), new from Twilight Time.

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TJFF 2018: Postwar Tales Dramatic + Darkly Comedic

TJFF 2018: Postwar Tales Dramatic + Darkly Comedic

May 26, 2018 | By

Reviews of two contrasting tales of post-WWII refugees screened at TJFF 2018: the dark comedy-drama Bye Bye Germany (2017) + struggles in postwar Palestine in the forgotten Italian drama The Earth Cries Out (1949).

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Patricia Rozema’s Singing Mermaids & White Room + Bonus Audio from NCFD 2018

Patricia Rozema’s Singing Mermaids & White Room + Bonus Audio from NCFD 2018

May 24, 2018 | By

Review of the CanCon classic I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing (1987) and much-maligned White Room (1990) + Q&A audio of director Patricia Rozema & journalist Kiva Reardon during National Canadian Film Day.

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TJFF 2018: War Tales 01 – Documentaries

TJFF 2018: War Tales 01 – Documentaries

May 15, 2018 | By

Reviews of four documentaries screened at TJFF 2018: Another Planet (2017), The No. 5 War (2017), Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators (2017), and Saving Auschwitz? (2017).

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TJFF 2018: The Ancient Law (1923) Live!

TJFF 2018: The Ancient Law (1923) Live!

May 7, 2018 | By

Reviews of works currently screening at TJFF 2018 begins with The Ancient Law / Das alte Gesetz (1923), a rare German film supported by a live score performance with pianist Donald Sosin and Klezmer violinist Alicia Svigals.

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Orphan No More: Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976)

Orphan No More: Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976)

April 30, 2018 | By

Review of Mark Rydell’s Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976), the former orphan film newly released on Blu via Twilight Time.

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Finding Physical Media in an Urban Maze +The Maze (1953) in 3D!

Finding Physical Media in an Urban Maze +The Maze (1953) in 3D!

April 28, 2018 | By

Idle thoughts on the search for Blu-rays in downtown T.O. and The Maze itself! William Cameron Menzies’ 1953 3D mystery on Blu from KL Studio Classics / Unobstructed View!

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