Tag: TJFF

TJFF 2019: It Really Schwings!

TJFF 2019: It Really Schwings!

May 15, 2019 | By

Review of Eric Friedler’s documentary IT MUST SCHWING! THE BLUE NOTE STORY (2018) at TJFF 2019.

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Film: It Must Schwing! The Blue Note Story (2018)

Film: It Must Schwing! The Blue Note Story (2018)

May 15, 2019 | By

Film: Excellent Transfer:  n/a Extras: n/a Label:  n/a Region: n/a Released:  n/a Genre:  Documentary / Jazz / Blue Note Synopsis: Detailed portrait and homage to the founders of Blue Note Records, Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff. Special Features:  n/a     Review: Although the history of the iconic jazz label has been chronicled in prior films, […]

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TJFF 2019: Lemon Popsicle – Of Winners & Losers

TJFF 2019: Lemon Popsicle – Of Winners & Losers

May 10, 2019 | By

Reviews of Eric Friedler’s documentary LEMON POPSICLE: OF WINNERS & LOSERS (2018) at TJFF 2019 + the original cult 1978 film.

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TJFF 2019: Hitler vs. Picasso

TJFF 2019: Hitler vs. Picasso

May 6, 2019 | By

Review of Claudio Poli’s documentary HITLER VERSUS PICASSO AND OTHERS at TJFF 2019.

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Film: Hitler versus Picasso and the Others / Hitler contro Picasso e gli altri (2018)

Film: Hitler versus Picasso and the Others / Hitler contro Picasso e gli altri (2018)

May 6, 2019 | By

The Nazis’ massive theft of art from the collections of wealthy and middle class Jewish families is examined in this taut documentary by director Claudio Poli with actor Toni Servillo…

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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 – Part 1

Calling Hedy Lamarr: Inventor, Glamour Goddess, and Hollywood Icon – Part 1

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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