Tag: TJFF

Paura: Lucio Fulci Remembered (2008) and Wax Mask (1997)

Paura: Lucio Fulci Remembered (2008) and Wax Mask (1997)

May 5, 2017 | By

Review of Wax Mask / M.D.C. – Maschera di cera (1997), new on Blu from One 7 Movies + from the KQEK.com archives, Mike Baronas’ affectionate portrait of the legendary eye trauma auteur, Paura: Lucio Fulci Remembered (2008) on DVD.

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Calling Hedy Lamarr: Inventor, Glamour Goddess, and Hollywood Icon

Calling Hedy Lamarr: Inventor, Glamour Goddess, and Hollywood Icon

February 8, 2017 | By

Reviews of two docs on legendary Hollywood beauty Hedy Lamarr and her discrete activities as an influential inventor: Calling Hedy Lamarr (2004) + Hedy Lamarr: Secrets of a Hollywood Star (2006).

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Comedy at TJFF 2014 + Broadway Danny Rose on Blu

Comedy at TJFF 2014 + Broadway Danny Rose on Blu

May 22, 2014 | By

The theme is comedy at TJFF 2014, with Sheldon Leonard’s Wonderful Life, Ten from Your Show of Shows, and When Comedy Went to School + Woody Allen’s Broadway Danny Rose on Blu from Twilight Time.

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Film: Sheldon Leonard’s Wonderful Life (2011)

Film: Sheldon Leonard’s Wonderful Life (2011)

May 22, 2014 | By

Sheldon Leonard began as a character actor (he’s perhaps best known as the bartender in It’s a Wonderful Life) in film before switching to radio where he took a crack at writing. His knack for humour…

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Film: Ten from Your Show of Shows (1973)

Film: Ten from Your Show of Shows (1973)

May 22, 2014 | By

A variety show that predated SCTV and especially Saturday Night Live’s blend of skits, parodies, music and monologues, the 140 90 mins. episodes featured the work of Sid Caesar often playing ordinary men often in receipt of assaultive embarrassments…

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Film: When Comedy Went to School (2013)

Film: When Comedy Went to School (2013)

May 22, 2014 | By

From the forties to the seventies, several generations of comedians worked the hotels at the Catskills (known as the Borscht Belt) to a tough crowd of largely Jewish vacationers wanting a lively yet familial atmosphere far away from the clamour of big cities like New York City…

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TJFF 2014: Nat Hentoff and the Pleasures of Being Out of Step

TJFF 2014: Nat Hentoff and the Pleasures of Being Out of Step

May 19, 2014 | By

TJFF 2014: review of David L. Lewis’ detailed documentary on jazz and Civil Rights journalist Nat Hentoff.

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Film: Pleasures of Being Out of Step, The (2013)

Film: Pleasures of Being Out of Step, The (2013)

May 19, 2014 | By

Veteran journalist David L. Lewis makes his feature-length debut with this extensive documentary on Nat Hentoff, a journalist known primarily for his dual outlets – an astute writer of jazz, and defender of the First Amendment and combatant against social injustice…

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Woody Allen’s Crimes and Misdemeanors + TJFF 2014: Claire Bloom

Woody Allen’s Crimes and Misdemeanors + TJFF 2014: Claire Bloom

May 19, 2014 | By

Two related reviews: Woody Allen’s Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) makes its debut on Blu (Twilight Time) + a doc on Claire Bloom, recently screened at TJFF 2014.

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Film: British Legends of Stage and Screen – Claire Bloom (2012)

Film: British Legends of Stage and Screen – Claire Bloom (2012)

May 19, 2014 | By

Detailed interview with a reflective Claire Bloom, actress of stage, screen, and classic TV productions…

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