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//Features

Spending Time with 'Les Blank: Always for Pleasure' | 4 Mar 2015 // 9:20 PM

Les Blank's intimate documentaries are staged when time slows and music, food, and community come together.

The Best DVDs of 2011 | 8 Jan 2012 // 4:00 PM

With the continuing rise of Blu-ray, this year sees a lot of repeat entries. Just because they're here again, however, doesn't mean they're any less special.

//Columns

'The Mack Sennett Collection, Volume One' Attests to Risk-Taking in Creativity and Innovation | 19 Oct 2014 // 9:30 PM

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.

'Cinema' --That's Italian for Cinema | 4 Apr 2011 // 5:00 PM

New DVD provider RaroVideo USA is coming out of the gate with two lavish Criterion-worthy releases: The Clowns and the Fernando Di Leo Crime Collection. One is nominally "arty" and the other "lowdown", but the lines deserve to be blurred.

//Reviews

Mean Streets Meet Clean Streets: 'Bill Elliott Detective Mysteries' | 20 Apr 2014 // 9:10 PM

Despite tough breaks, happy endings prevail thanks to the intelligence and professionalism of law enforcement.

//Blogs

That's Keaton, Buster: The Complete Silent Shorts | 6 Jul 2016 // 10:00 PM

These 32 shorts are often ingenious and for some reason rely frequently on cross-dressing.

Nightmare Visions in 'The Quay Brothers: Collected Short Films' | 4 Jan 2016 // 9:10 PM

The mechanical, the insectile and the organically gooey world of beautiful ugliness in Brothers' Quay films.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Culture Belongs to the Alien in 'Spirits of Xanadu'

// Moving Pixels

"The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding.

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