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Tut-Tut-Tut Part I: A Tale of Two Mummies

Tut-Tut-Tut Part I: A Tale of Two Mummies

October 6, 2017 | By

Reviews of two mummy tales: Tom Cruise’s disastrous The Mummy (2017) from Universal + ITV’s excellent mini-series Tutankhamun / The Mummy of Tutankhamun (2016).

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Tales of Long Gone Hot Summers

Tales of Long Gone Hot Summers

October 5, 2017 | By

It might be October, but it sure feels like a warm August, so let’s dig into William Faulkner’s The Long, Hot Summer (1958) + Tennessee Williams’ Suddenly, Last Summer (1959) on Blu from Twilight Time.

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Comrade Detective’s Joe Kraemer and the Art of the Satire

Comrade Detective’s Joe Kraemer and the Art of the Satire

September 27, 2017 | By

In my latest podcast, composer Joe Kraemer discusses the fine art of scoring satire for the Amazon exclusive series Comrade Detective: Season 1 + King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen, and more!

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Bronson the Boxer: Kid Galahad (1962) + Hard Times (1975)

Bronson the Boxer: Kid Galahad (1962) + Hard Times (1975)

September 5, 2017 | By

Charles Bronson coaches Elvis Presley in the unlikely musical-drama-comedy Kid Galahad (1962) on Blu via Twilight Time + a comparative review of the extras between Twilight Time & Eureka’s Masters of Cinema Hard Times (1975).

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Hollywood Goes Porn Serious: Hardcore (1979) + Inserts (1975)

Hollywood Goes Porn Serious: Hardcore (1979) + Inserts (1975)

August 29, 2017 | By

Reviews of two 1970s indie-minded dramas on porn: Paul Schrader’s Hardcore (1976) in separate Blu-ray editions from Twilight Time & Indicator, and John Byrum’s Inserts (1975) + an Editor’s Blog on Hollywood’s inability to fuse drama + porn.

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ArtScopeTO 03: Hanna Kostanski’s 20th Century Toronto: Intersections & Interactions

ArtScopeTO 03: Hanna Kostanski’s 20th Century Toronto: Intersections & Interactions

August 21, 2017 | By

ArtScopeTO Podcast interview with Hamilton-Toronto painter-photographer Hanna Kostanski, whose series 20th Century Toronto: Intersections & Interactions can be seen at The Urban Gallery.

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CanCon 101: The Filmplan International Comedy Trilogy

CanCon 101: The Filmplan International Comedy Trilogy

August 19, 2017 | By

Reviews of 3 forgotten / best forgotten? CanCon classiques produced by Filmplan International: The Funny Farm (1983) on Blu + DVD via Code Red, Gas (1983), and Dirty Tricks (1981). I may have saved 4.5 hours of your life.

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Sam Fuller: Crimson Kimonos & Dead Pigeons

Sam Fuller: Crimson Kimonos & Dead Pigeons

August 10, 2017 | By

Two detective thrillers from very distinct periods in Sam Fuller’s career: The Crimson Kimono (1959) from Twilight Time on Blu + Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street (1972) from Olive Films on DVD & Blu.

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Revisiting No Man’s Land (1987)

Revisiting No Man’s Land (1987)

August 9, 2017 | By

Review of No Man’s Land (1987), Peter Werner’s upper-B actioner, new on Blu from KL Studio Classics + links to vintage P.R. ephemera & the ridiculous bonus short ‘The Magic Beta Case’.

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Jean Negulesco’s Tales of Three: Woman’s World (1954)

Jean Negulesco’s Tales of Three: Woman’s World (1954)

July 28, 2017 | By

Review of Woman’s World (1954), Jean Negulesco’s lesser-known entry in his ‘Tales of 3 Women’ series, nicely mastered on Blu by Fox on MOD.

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