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October 2016

The Horrors, the Horrors, or Get Your Halloween On

This bevy of B or Z horrors upclassed to Blu-ray will help you get scared the old-fashioned way.

Was ‘On the Town’ the First Film Musical Shot On Location?

On the Town: seminal in its use of on-location photography? Yes. The best remembered film musical for this reason? Yes. The first Hollywood musical to shoot this way?

September 2016

I’m Going to Kill You: ‘Johnny Guitar’ Gets the Class Treatment

One tends to watch this film open-mouthed in wonder at the forceful dialogue, the colorful imagery, and the sheer emotional punch of its women.

Unexpected Deaths and Hideous Trousers in ‘Kamikaze 89’

Rainer Werner Fassbinder is the whole show.

After Images: Poland’s 41st Gdynia Film Festival

From painters to interrogators, some of the finest films at Gdynia Film Festival 2016 dramatized real-life figures from the country’s past.

Spread the News Silently: ‘Dr. Mabuse’ and ‘The Captive’

Fritz Lang and Cecil B. DeMille couldn't have done it without their female collaborators.

TIFF 2016: ‘LBJ’, ‘Message from the King’ and ‘Blue Jay’

Of Presidents and high-school lovers: TIFF 2016 ends with misunderstood leaders, missing family, and missing the past.

Bad Bedside Manners in ‘The Horrible Dr. Hichcock’

Perverse and perfervid and splendidly overripe.

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Tricks or Treats? Ten Halloween Blu-rays That May Disrupt Your Life

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"The best of this stuff'll kill you.

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