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'Force Majeure' Is Gender-Biased Junk
That's some view... of modern marriage. [24.Oct.14]
'The Battery' Is a First Act in Search of a Plot
Amounting to one feature-length inciting incident, the low-budget zombie film The Battery will test the limits of even the most devoted horror fans’ patience. [24.Oct.14]
To Appreciate 'Johnny Yuma' You Have to Embrace the Overzealous Campiness and Violence
This will intrigue those who value the creative freedom of the genre, alienate those with conservative views of the genre, and confuse anyone expecting the typical Hollywood affair. [23.Oct.14]
'Gorky Park' Is a Cold War Film That Avoids National Stereotypes
This violent murder mystery is atypical among Cold War era films and stands up well today, but this Blu-ray could use a little more "special" in its "features". [23.Oct.14]
How to Age From 17 to 14 in Five Years: 'The Secret Heart' and 'Too Young To Kiss'
These two films by Robert Z. Leonard are showcases for June Allyson, who uses her youthful visage to her strategic advantage. [23.Oct.14]
Reviews
Amounting to one feature-length inciting incident, the low-budget zombie film The Battery will test the limits of even the most devoted horror fans’ patience. [23.Oct.14]
This violent murder mystery is atypical among Cold War era films and stands up well today, but this Blu-ray could use a little more "special" in its "features". [22.Oct.14]
Ghost in the Shell remains an excellent milestone in anime, but this barebones release is devoid of the extras that would truly make this edition special. [21.Oct.14]
Live at the Rainbow '74 doesn't contain all of Queen's biggest commercial hits, but features some of their heaviest rock from their amazing early days. [20.Oct.14]
Brutality can take many forms, from war making to banking. [20.Oct.14]
Vincent Price brought class to everything he did, a quality evident even in the B-movies of The Vincent Price Collection II. [20.Oct.14]
DVD Reviews
Amounting to one feature-length inciting incident, the low-budget zombie film The Battery will test the limits of even the most devoted horror fans’ patience. [23.Oct.14]
This violent murder mystery is atypical among Cold War era films and stands up well today, but this Blu-ray could use a little more "special" in its "features". [22.Oct.14]
Mixed Media
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Features
By Matt Bauer
He's almost single-handedly invented the Blaxploitation film genre, but as his recent collaboration with Heliocentrics proves, Melvin Van Peebles is so much more than simply a filmmaker in command of his craft. [14.Oct.14]
Awards season starts in earnest with several titles vying for a place among the best of's and critic's choices. We'll get a few scares, shocks, and laughs out of these films. [03.Oct.14]
Columns
Short Ends & Leader
This collection of films is significant in illustrating the development of Mack Sennett's contributions to early film comedy and the lasting effects of Sennett and his troupe. [19.Oct.14]
Stars in Our Eyes
It’s not that Anna Karina couldn’t act, but that she didn’t have to. Her physical presence was the art, and her beauty, in and of itself, was a significant contribution to the culture. [14.Oct.14]
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