Author Archive: Mark R. Hasan

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ArtScopeTO 10: Interview with Abstract Painter Donna Wise

ArtScopeTO 10: Interview with Abstract Painter Donna Wise

July 11, 2021 | By

For my occasional podcast series ArtScope TO, Abstract Painter Donna Wise discusses her unique techniques, and working during the 2020-2021 pandemic.

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Sharksploitation, and Upcoming Podcasts & Sundry

Sharksploitation, and Upcoming Podcasts & Sundry

July 5, 2021 | By

Review of Joe D’Amator’s PG-centric DEEP BLOOD / SANGUE NEGLI ABISSI (1990) via Severin + Upcoming Podcasts, Reviews, and the Blur that was Spring 2021.

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BR: Deep Blood / Sangue negli abissi (1990)

BR: Deep Blood / Sangue negli abissi (1990)

July 5, 2021 | By

The lineage linking three specific Jaws rip-offs from Italy goes beyond merely riffing Steven Spielberg’s 1975 film about a beach community threatened by a great white shark…

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The Death of a Bully: Blockbuster Canada

The Death of a Bully: Blockbuster Canada

March 22, 2021 | By

Review of Taylor Morden’s THE LAST BLOCKBUSTER (2020) from Passion River on Blu + seeing the behemoth wither, self-flagellate, and die from the Canadian side.

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BR: Last Blockbuster, The (2020)

BR: Last Blockbuster, The (2020)

March 22, 2021 | By

There’s a tall tale in how a video rental chain that peaked in 2004 with over 9,000 locations and 84,000 staffers globally now exists as one store in Bend, Oregon, run by a family and loyal staffers…

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