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Citizens Bill and Jane

Citizens Bill and Jane

November 23, 2017 | By

Reviews of two docs on iconoclasts: Bill Nye: Science Guy (2017), currently running at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema + Citizen Jane: The Battle for the City (2017) on DVD from IFC, and screening Nov. 29 at the Revue Cinema.

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ArtScopeTO 05: Interview with Painter Mary Lynne Atkinson

ArtScopeTO 05: Interview with Painter Mary Lynne Atkinson

November 21, 2017 | By

New ArtScopeTO podcast features artist Mary Lynne Atkinson, whose series Land on Fire can be seen at Toronto’s Urban Gallery until Sat. Nov. 25, 2017.

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From Fake News to Chamber Drama: 3 by Woody Allen

From Fake News to Chamber Drama: 3 by Woody Allen

November 16, 2017 | By

Reviews of Woody Allen’s formal feature directorial debut Take the Money and Run (1969) from KL Studio Classics, the short mockumentary Men of Crisis: The Harvey Wallinger Story (1971), and the underrated drama September (1987) from Twilight Time.

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Suburban Tales VII: Stranger Things, Season 2 (2017)

Suburban Tales VII: Stranger Things, Season 2 (2017)

November 16, 2017 | By

Review of Stranger Things: Season 2 + some thoughts on Exclusive Release bullshit.

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Hard Westerns from Hard Directors: Hour of the Gun (1967) + Lawman (1971)

Hard Westerns from Hard Directors: Hour of the Gun (1967) + Lawman (1971)

November 7, 2017 | By

Two gritty unconventional westerns arrive on Blu via Twilight Time: John Sturges’ Hour of the Gun (1967) and Michael Winner’s Lawman (1971), plus some thoughts on director Winner.

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Hookers, Vice Squads, and Prettykills: the Sensationalized vs. the Gritty

Hookers, Vice Squads, and Prettykills: the Sensationalized vs. the Gritty

October 30, 2017 | By

A quartet of films with differing tales of prostitutes & vice squads: Janice Cole & Holly Dale’s Hookers on Davie (1984), Gary Sherman’s uber-nasty Vice Squad (1982), Penelope Spheeris’s Hollywood Vice Squad (1986), and George Kaczender’s Prettykill / Tomorrow’s Killer (1987).

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Goblin Talks Suspiria at The Royal Cinema + Free Streaming of BSV 1172: Your Friendly Neighbourhood Video Store

Goblin Talks Suspiria at The Royal Cinema + Free Streaming of BSV 1172: Your Friendly Neighbourhood Video Store

October 20, 2017 | By

Podcast featuring edited post-Suspiria 4K Q&A with Goblin and Rue Morgue’s Aaron von Luption + Free Screener links to my experimental doc BSV 1172 in celebration of Video Store Day.

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Dunking the Audiences: CinemaScope vs. 3D

Dunking the Audiences: CinemaScope vs. 3D

October 18, 2017 | By

1953 was a year in which two rival formats duked it out in cinemas: 3D via Gun Fury, and ‘glasses free’ CinemaScope via Beneath the 12-Mile Reef, both on Blu via Twilight Time. Also covered is Night People (1954), another early ‘scope production, on Blu via KL Studio Classics / Unobstructed View.

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A Tale of Two Wonder Women: Gal Gadot (2017) + Cathy Kee Crosby (1974)

A Tale of Two Wonder Women: Gal Gadot (2017) + Cathy Kee Crosby (1974)

October 15, 2017 | By

Reviews of two Wonder Woman adaptations: Patty Jenkins’ 2017 theatrical hit (Warner Home Video) with Gal Gadot + the 1974 TV pilot (Warner Archives) with Cathy Lee Crosby.

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ArtScopeTO 04: Interview with Abstract Painter Chris Marin

ArtScopeTO 04: Interview with Abstract Painter Chris Marin

October 10, 2017 | By

Just posted: a new ArtScopeTO podcast interview featuring abstract painter Chris Marin, whose series Passages can be seen at Toronto’s Urban Gallery, Oct. 5-28, 2017.

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