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Union Pacific Blu-ray Review: The Great Train Epic

Westerns love trains. Almost as much as they love horses and saloons. There are westerns where a stranger comes to ...
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No Time For Love Blu-ray Review: No Time for Colbert and MacMurray

Coming off the huge success of It Happened One Night (1934), Paramount quickly began looking for another romantic comedy for ...
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Godzilla vs. Kong Blu-ray Review: Clash of the Titans

Godzilla vs. Kong is the fourth entry in the Monsterverse franchise, taking place three years after the events of Godzilla: ...
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From the Couch Hole: We’ve Seen the Rain and the Sunshine Together

Previously on FTCW, we solved mysteries with the Drew Crew but we couldn't solve the Case of the Grey Skittles. ...
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Nine Days Movie Review: A Soul-Stirring Piece of Minimalist Science Fiction

Like any sci-fi masterpiece, Nine Days offers escapism with its fantastical concept while providing insightful commentary on ways of the ...
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The Herculoids: The Complete Original Series Blu-ray Review: The Adventures of the Exotic Eight

The Warner Archive Collection continues to upgrade Hanna Barbera cartoons to high definition with the release of The Herculoids: The ...
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Vengeance Trails: 4 Classic Westerns Blu-ray Review: Proving There’s More to Spaghetti Westerns than Sergio Leone

The western was one of the more prominent genres of American cinema from the 1930s through the 1950s. As it ...
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The Dead Zone (Collector’s Edition) Blu-ray Review: A Compelling Film

The Dead Zone Collector's Edition (Scream Factory) "In his mind he has the power to see the future / In ...
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The Bird with the Crystal Plumage 4K Ultra HD Review: Dario Argento’s Debut Giallo

Dario Argento is one of those "stylish" directors who, at some point in his career, allowed the style to completely ...
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Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One Blu-ray Review: Gotham for the Holidays

Batman The Long Halloween, Part One is the first of a two-part home-video release based on the 13-issue comic book ...
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Thunderbolt Blu-ray Review: A Snooze-fest of Sound and Shadow

A remake of his earlier gangster film Underworld (1927), director Josef von Sternberg’s Thunderbolt (1929) is his first talkie. Even ...
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From the Couch Hole: Life Is Filled with Confusion

Previously on FTCH we mused upon summer jobs, we caught some blues with the Allman Brothers and the signature potato chip ...
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It Happened at the World’s Fair Blu-ray Review: It Probably Shouldn’t Have

Elvis Presley starred in dozens of films in the ‘50s and ‘60s, and many of them were quite entertaining. This ...
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Baise Moi Blu-ray Review: This Movie Didn’t Win Me Over

When it comes to seeking out new films to watch, I sometimes let my curiosity get the better of me. ...
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Hail to the Deadites Movie Review: Evil Dead’s Biggest Fans

Horror movie fanatics are a different breed. They've attached themselves to a genre, and usually one film or series in ...
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Take Me Out to the Ball Game Blu-ray Review: Almost a Home Run

Now that it’s mid-summer, it’s peak time to enjoy the national pastime: baseball…in musical form. Warner Archive rounds the bases ...
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Deep Cover Criterion Collection Blu-Ray Review: Neo-Noir with a Message

Russell Stevens (Laurence Fishburne) is a good cop. He's also a black man. And a good, black cop is exactly ...
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Pickup on South Street Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: Sam Fuller Blends Film Noir with a Cold War Spy Thriller

Samuel Fuller directed and wrote the screenplay for Pickup on South Street, a movie that blends film noir with a ...
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Shenandoah Blu-ray Review: Indifference in a Time of War

Charlie Anderson (James Stewart) is a good man. He's built a big, beautiful farm in Virginia. He's raised six sons ...
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Dead & Buried (1981) 4K Ultra HD Limited Edition Review: Uncovered ’80s Horror Gem

Dead & Buried takes place in a small town, which is always bad news in a horror movie. Those are ...
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I Wouldn’t Be in Your Shoes Blu-ray Review: Limp Mystery Noir

There's a tendency amongst enthusiasts of film noir to use it as a badge of quality. If some old movie ...
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Last Train from Gun Hill Blu-ray Review: Variation on a Western Theme

Kirk Douglas and Anthony Quinn star are as former friends who become formidable foes over family in director John Sturges's ...
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An American in Paris: The Musical Blu-ray Review: C’est Bon

As live musicals shut down during the pandemic, recorded performances stepped in to help fill the entertainment void. The 2014 ...
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From the Couch Hole: Turn Your Lamp Down Low

Previously on FTCH we rocked with the Ramones, lamented the failings of The Flash, and we kept King's Kingdom Hospital ...
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Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain Movie Review: A Wonderful Tribute, Albeit One Tinged with Sadness

Documentarian Morgan Neville has won an Academy Award and Grammy Award for 20 Feet from Stardom, has won and Emmy ...
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Years of Lead Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set Review: Transforms Lead into Gold

When most film fans think of Italian genre films of the 1970s, the first term that comes to mind is ...
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Explorers Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Review: Kids in Space

The success of family-friendly, space fantasy films like George Lucas's Star Wars franchise and Steven Spielberg's E.T. led to wave ...
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The Gilded Lily Blu-ray Review: Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray’s First Team-Up

By the time The Gilded Lily was made in 1935, Claudette Colbert was a huge star. She'd gained notoriety in ...
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Book Review: The Complete Dick Tracy Volume 29: 1976-1977 by Chester Gould

Chester Gould's Dick Tracy comic strip debuted on October 4, 1931 named after its lead character, a by-the-book police detective ...
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Punk the Capital Blu-ray Review: Building a Sound Movement

If you are a punk or a fan of punk and hardcore, you know the importance of Washington DC in the ...
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Major Dundee Blu-ray Review: Get Whipped and Bury Your Dead

Director Sam Peckinpah was a few things: a drunk, misogynist boor; an auteur who was always getting screwed by the ...
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From the Couch Hole: Fell in Love by the Soda Machine

Season One, Episode One was well received. We're moving on to Episode Two and I'm starting to get more into ...
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Black Widow (2021) Movie Review: Back in the MCU

After making her first appearance in Iron Man 2 and sacrificing herself for half the universe in Avengers: Endgame, Natasha ...
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His Dark Materials: The Complete Second Season Blu-ray Review: Entertaining Adaptation of Popular Book Series

There was an era in the 2000s in which movie studios were desperate to find the next The Lord of ...
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British Noir III DVD Review: A Nice but Slight Look into the Genre

Film noir seems like the quintessential American genre. The French term literally means black film and was used as a ...
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Alias Nick Beal Blu-ray Review: A Faustian Noir

For the last four or five years, I've participated in #noirvember, that's hashtag speak for film noirs in November. It ...
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It Happened on 5th Avenue Blu-ray Review: Thoroughly Charming Happenstance

You know how sometimes you stumble across a movie you had no intention of watching but end up really liking ...
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Icy Breasts Blu-ray Review: A Cool French Noir

I am a collector, a list maker, and a spreadsheet creator. There is something so satisfying about making a list ...
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From the Couch Hole: Maybe We Can Stay in Touch

There was once a blog named "Sunday Morning Tuneage".  From 2006 - 2013 on MySpace, I wrote a weekly dispatch ...
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My Little Chickadee Blu-ray Review: A Delightful Romp Worth Seeing Some Time

My Little Chickadee is one of nine films starring Mae West that Kino Lorber Studio Classics released at the end ...
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Irezumi Blu-ray Review: Kiss of the Spider Woman

A wealthy merchant’s daughter becomes a murderous geisha after receiving a huge back tattoo of a spider. At a glance, ...
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Visions of Eight Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: An Octathlon of Olympic Shorts

I'm not what you'd call an enthusiast of sports. Honestly, I don't like, watch, or play sports. I've never been ...
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Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (35th Anniversary) Steelbook Blu-ray Review

I am proud to say that I am a member of Generation X. Or as proud as a Gen X-er ...
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Book Review: The Art and Making of The Stand by Andy Burns

Priced at $45, The Art and Making of The Stand (Titan Books) is a coffee-table bit of glossiness devoted to ...
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World of Wong Kar Wai Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: What a Wonderful World

Wong Kar Wai burst into the international film scene in the 1980s and has remained an icon ever since. While ...
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Fool for Love Blu-ray Review: The Sins of the Father Revisited

During the '80s, director Robert Altman made a series of six films that were based on plays. One was Sam ...
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Werewolves Within Movie Review: A Hair-Raising Horror-Comedy

Werewolves are more than just humans that turn into creatures under the shiny full moon. They’re also a manifestation of ...
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Hunter Hunter Blu-ray Review: A Unique and Bold Entry in Modern Horror

Like I've stated in previous reviews, the horror genre continues to be a misunderstood one in film. Most people don't ...
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Madame Curie Blu-ray Review: Geniuses Oblivious to Their Attraction

Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon portray the Curies in this biographical film about the early career of the discoverer of ...
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Rick and Morty: The Complete Seasons 1-4 Blu-ray Review

Rick and Morty was created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon. A series of animated shorts by Roiland that featured ...
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Irezumi (1966) Blu-ray Review: Revenge and Obsession

"Irezumi" is the Japanese word for a style of tattooing. It employs the use of a long wooden-handled needle that ...
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Ziegfeld Follies Blu-ray Review: Two Hours of Follies, Half Hour of Jollies

While movie musicals typically follow a paper-thin plot as a device to string together their songs, this oddity ditches the ...
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Book Review: Summer Movies: 30 Sun-Drenched Classics by John Malahy

Normally, I have never been into Summer, especially due to the hot, stifling weather; mosquitoes, screaming children at play, overcrowded ...
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John Wayne Essential 14-Movie Collection DVD Review: A Good Sampling of the Duke’s Work

John Wayne appeared in 169 feature length films over his 50-year career as an actor. The 14 films in this ...
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Years of Lead: Five Classic Italian Crime Thrillers (1973-1977) Blu-ray Review: A Great Overview of the Poliziotteschi Genre

The Italian Giallo is generally considered to be a subgenre of horror. This makes plenty of sense as they are ...
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Indiana Jones: 4-Movie Collection 4K Ultra HD Box Set Review: Dolby Atmos to the Rescue

Just in time for this month’s 40th anniversary of the theatrical debut of Indiana Jones, this new box set presents ...
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Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review: An Animation Masterpiece

Influenced by artist Frank Fanzetta and Heavy Metal magazine, Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal is an animation masterpiece. The Adult Swim TV ...
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The Stylist Blu-ray Review: Director Jill Gevargizian Is out to Change the Horror Genre

Unfortunately, the film industry still continues to overlook the cinematic accomplishments of females, and that also includes horror movies. In ...
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Supernatural: The Complete Fifteenth and Final Season Blu-ray Review: A Sad Goodbye to the Winchester Family

Disclaimer: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided Cinema Sentries with a free copy of the Blu-ray reviewed in this post. The ...
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There Was a Crooked Man… Blu-ray Review: Revisionist Western Could Have Used a Few More Revisions

The western is, perhaps, the most malleable and everlasting American film genre. Though it has certainly been in decline for ...
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Just a Gigolo Blu-ray Review: Bowie and Dietrich Make the Best of a Misfire

This Berlin-set film arrived at an opportune time in David Bowie’s career, since he was living in the city for ...
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Grizzly Blu-ray Review: Jaws with Claws Has Flaws

Producer David Sheldon gleefully announces in an extra that Grizzly was the first to follow in the footsteps of Jaws. ...
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Book Review: Castle in the Air by Donald E. Westlake

Castle in the Air, by Donald E. Westlake, is a recent crime caper reprint (1980) from the always entertaining Hard ...
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Mission: Impossible (25th Anniversary Limited Edition) Blu-ray Review: MacGuffin Royale

In the summer of 1996, Paramount Pictures brought three TV shows that originated in the 1960s to the big screen: ...
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Escape from Fort Bravo Blu-ray Review: A Serviceable B-western Undercut by Its Love Story

John Sturges' Escape from Fort Bravo sets a love triangle within a Civil War-era western, but the limited development of ...
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King Kong (1976) Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Review: A Special Effects Marvel

After appearing in two Toho Studios-produced films during the 1960s, the character of King Kong returned to the silver screen ...
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Tove Movie Review: Moomin Mama Makes Her Mark

Tove Jansson rose to international fame thanks to her creation of the iconic Moomin characters. Although she passed away 20 ...
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Book Review: Two for the Money by Max Allan Collins

Two for the Money, by Max Allan Collins, is the latest double issue reprint from the almost always good Hard ...
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The Amusement Park Movie Review: George A. Romero’s Lost Film on the Horrors of Old Age

In the late 20th Century, several religious organizations sponsored dramatic TV shows. These shows ran as religious or public service programming, ...
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Drunken Master II Blu-ray Review: Pinnacle Chan Martial Arts

The fun of any of Jackie Chan's early Chinese movies is in the thrill of seeing someone doing something potentially ...
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Cruella Movie Review: A Nearly Idiosyncratic Disney Retelling

Despite being a part of the family-friendly Disney brand, Cruella doesn’t entirely feel like a traditional Disney film which is ...
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She Done Him Wrong Blu-ray Review: But This Film Will Do You Right

What can one say about the legendary Mae West that hasn't already been said? She was a daring, tough, and ...
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Snoopy Collection Blu-ray Review: You’d Be a Blockhead Not to Own It

Charles Schulz's iconic comic strip Peanuts ran in newspapers for nearly 50 years. It became a multimedia sensation because Schulz ...
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The Tender Trap Blu-ray Review: Trapped in Dated Attitudes But Still Tender Fun

Frank Sinatra plays a wealthy Broadway talent agent named Charlie whose chief talent seems to be adding girlfriends to his ...
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Trances Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: A Beautiful Audiovisual Journey

During a four-month period, filmmaker Ahmed El-Maanouni followed the politically and peace-minded avant-pop band Nass El Ghiwane on their tour ...
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The Final Countdown (1980) 4K Ultra HD Limited Edition Review: Great Planes, Great Set-up, No Story?

The scenario and set-up are almost perfect for an alternative history science fiction story: a fully loaded modern (in 1979) ...
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Django (1966) 4K Ultra HD Review: A Spaghetti Western Icon

Sergio Leone's Dollars trilogy might have signaled the international recognition of the spaghetti western, but it was Django that launched ...
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12 Monkeys Blu-ray Steelbook Review: No Monkeying Around Here

The first time I had come across Terry Gilliam’s 12 Monkeys was in middle school, finding a novelized adaptation at ...
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Day of the Animals Blu-ray Review: A Standout of the Nature-Gone-Awry Genre

When The Birds and Jaws were released in their respective years, 1963 and 1975, they immediately became critical and commercial ...
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The Retreat (2021) Movie Review: A Purely Functional Trip-from-Hell Thriller

When reading the synopsis to The Retreat, it reads like almost any other horror film about a trip gone wrong. ...
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Book Review: Usagi Yojimbo: Homecoming by Stan Sakai

Usagi Yojimbo: Homecoming is Book 35 in the collected volumes of Stan Sakai's long running comic book series and the ...
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Santa Sangre 4K UHD Limited Edition Box Set Review: Jodorowsky’s True Vision

Alejandro Jodorowsky is the quintessential Renaissance man, although he’s most widely known as a feature film director. His true definition ...
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They Won’t Believe Me Blu-ray Review: Melodrama Noir

There are two elements normally present in a classic film noir. One is a main character, usually male, with decent ...
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Flowers of Shanghai Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: Mise-ry en Scene

This Taiwanese movie was based on a novel about “flower houses” of 19th century Shanghai, high class establishments where courtesans ...
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Fast Times at Ridgemont High Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: A Standout Comedy

Amy Heckerling's Fast Times at Ridgemont High was written by Cameron Crowe, who went undercover at a San Diego high ...
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Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House Blu-ray Review: Solid Comedy Construction

If I hadn’t watched this new Blu-ray, I never would have realized that the old Tom Hanks comedy The Money ...
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Book Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Collection, Volume 5

The fifth volume of IDW's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Collection opens with Issue #56, Part 7 of the ...
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The Prince’s Voyage Blu-ray Review: A Film Only the French Could Make

My wife and often operate on different wavelengths when it comes to cinema. We share a lot of common ground, ...
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Merrily We Go to Hell Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: A Prime Example of Dorothy Arzner’s Legacy

Legendary filmmaker Dorothy Arzner was a trailblazer. She was the only female working and directing during 1930s and '40s Hollywood. ...
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Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space: The Complete Series Blu-ray Review

You may be asking yourself why someone would write a review on the release of Josie and the Pussycats in ...
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Senior Moment DVD Review: A Very Light Romantic Comedy

Slowing down and taking it easy are unfamiliar concepts to 72-year-old Victor Martin (William Shatner). Once a test pilot for ...
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Justice Society: World War II Blu-ray Review: A Superb Superhero Movie

Justice Society: World War II is a superb superhero movie thanks to the screenplay by Meghan Fitzmartin and Jeremy Adams. ...
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The Legend of Hei Blu-ray Review: A Must-See For Animation Fans

As I was watching The Legend of Hei (on Shout! Factory's new Blu-ray release, coming this Tuesday) I kept thinking ...
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Wrath of Man Movie Review: A Bleak Story of Revenge

Guy Ritchie's latest crime thriller, Wrath of Man, finds the director teaming with Jason Statham for the fourth time in ...
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Wrath of Man Movie Review: A Stock Jason Statham Action Starrer

One way to describe Wrath of Man is that it’s a Guy Ritchie movie. A machismo action flick with a ...
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TV Review: The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness

What happens when a man begins to investigate a case as a journalist, but then becomes so engrossed in the ...
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SXSW 2021 Movie Review: Andrea Riseborough Once Again Shines in ‘Here Before’

One word that can be used to describe Andrea Riseborough is "dauntless." The unsung British actress has proven there’s no ...
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SXSW 2021 Movie Review: ‘Best Summer Ever’ Sings with Inclusivity

Without necessarily pitting the two films against each other, Best Summer Ever makes movies like the highly controversial Golden Globe ...
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Isle of the Dead (1945) Blu-ray Review: Atmospheric Chiller from Val Lewton

The key to the enduring appeal of the horror movies that Val Lewton produced for RKO in the '40s lies ...
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Switchblade Sisters Blu-ray Review: The Big Bad Girl Rumble

Re-watching one of 1975’s best grindhouse titles, Switchblade Sisters, I’m impressed: Though it sunk like a stone when it first ...
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Masculin Feminin Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: Tres Chic

Jean-Luc Godard’s study of young love in Paris pulses with style but doesn’t have much of a story. The film ...
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Irma Vep Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: A Great Milestone in Olivier Assayas’s Body of Work

There have been so many films about the often chaotic circumstances and behind-the-scenes drama about the making of a film. ...
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Book Review: Alien: Into Charybdis by Alex White

There's a tendency in the Alien universe for humans to try to tame/control the chitinous ebony extraterrestrial monsters, and it ...
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Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street Movie Review: And How Sesame Street Got to Us

November 1969 was the first time children across the country would hear the theme song to a new television show ...
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The Furies (1950) Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: A Fascinating Film of Familial Conflict

Based on Niven Busch's 1948 novel of the same name, which Criterion has included in paperback, Anthony Mann's The Furies ...
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Tiny Tim: King for a Day Movie Review: A Poignant Look at the Quirky 1960s Star

Wacky and somewhat unhinged reality TV (or YouTube) stars are common today, so common that we’re way past asking, “Is ...
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Memories of Murder Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: The South Korean Zodiac

A woman has been brutally raped and murdered. Her body was shoved into a drain ditch. Detective Park Doo-man (Song ...
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History Is Made at Night (1937) Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: Love Crosses the Atlantic

Director Frank Borzage, who grew up with Hollywood, making (and acting in) silents from 1916 and remaining active up to ...
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Annie Get Your Gun Blu-ray Review: Shoots a Few Blanks but Hits the Overall Target

Prior to its release this week, this classic MGM movie adaptation of an American musical theatre staple has never been ...
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Nobody (2021) Movie Review: Bob Odenkirk Is a Somebody in the Action Genre

As the movie opens, Hutch Mansell (Bob Odenkirk) looks like he's been though something. Handcuffed by police, his face is ...
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Clapboard Jungle Movie Review: A Brutally Involving Document

I don't have personal experience, but I've seen and heard enough to know that the film business can be a ...
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Perdita Durango 4K Ultra HD Review: An Evil, Evil Love Story

An important key to understanding Perdita Durango, the character: her boyfriend is a bank-robbing Santeria priest who, in front of ...
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Death Has Blue Eyes Blu-ray Review: It’s a Mastorakis Mess

Greek writer, producer, director Nico Mastorakis has had a long, strange career. He started out as a reporter, becoming the ...
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Broadway Melody of 1940 Blu-ray Review: De-Lovely

The obvious draws for this classic MGM musical are the star turn by Fred Astaire and the songs written by ...
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Legion of Super Heroes: The Complete Series Blu-ray Review: Back to the Future

Based on the comic of the same name, Legion of Super Heroes ran for two seasons (26 episodes) from 2006 ...
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SXSW 2021 Movie Review: The Spine of Night

The Spine of Night by co-writers/co-directors Philip Gelatt and Morgan Galen King is a fantastic fantasy film featuring animated imagery ...
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Moffie Movie Review: A Dive into the Underworld of Chauvinism

Moffie, the latest effort from South African filmmaker Oliver Hermanus, isn’t a horror movie. However, it almost feels like one. ...
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The Invisible Man Appears Blu-ray Review: It Can Finally Be Seen

Why is it that in seemingly every depiction of an invisible man in the movies, the ability to turn invisible ...
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Lynyrd Skynyrd: Live at Knebworth ’76 DVD Review: A Day the Giants of Southern Rock Held Their Own Against the Stones

On August 21, 1976, Lynyrd Skynyrd were part of a star-studded lineup at the third annual Knebworth Festival in England. ...
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The Day of the Beast (1995) 4K Ultra HD Review: Surrealist Spanish Horror Comedy

With solemn music, steady angles and serious lighting, The Day of the Beast opens with a pair of priests in ...
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Book Review: Usagi Yojimbo Origins Volume 01 by Stan Sakai

Over the course of his comic book career, Stan Sakai has become a legend in the industry, winning numerous awards ...
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Austin City Limits: Country (10-Disc Set) Review: A Vital Historical Document of Country Music

Austin City Limits: Country is a music fan's dream. This two-volume set comprised of 10 discs contains 164 live uncut ...
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SXSW 2021 Movie Review: The Sparks Brothers

Edgar Wright's The Sparks Brothers is a loving biography that tells a story of persistence and resistance as Ron and ...
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2021 Oscar-nominated Live Action Short Films Review

On April 2, 2021, THE 2021 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS will be available in over 200 screens across 50+ theatrical ...
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2021 Oscar-nominated Documentary Short Films Review

On April 2, 2021, THE 2021 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS will be available in over 200 screens across 50+ theatrical ...
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2021 Oscar-nominated Animated Short Films Review

On April 2, 2021, THE 2021 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS will be available in over 200 screens across 50+ theatrical ...
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The Greatest Show on Earth Blu-ray Review: The Show Must Go On… and On… and On

Epic corn was director Cecil B. DeMille’s metier, and The Greatest Show on Earth (1952; 152 minutes), his circus opus ...
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Book Review: The Complete Dick Tracy Volume 28: 1974-1976 by Chester Gould

Chester Gould's Dick Tracy comic strip debuted on October 4, 1931 named after the lead character, a square-jawed, yellow-hat-and-jacket-wearing police ...
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Earwig and the Witch Blu-ray Review: A Lesser Effort from Studio Ghibli

Famed Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki announced his retirement in August of 2014. As he was the co-founder and main creative ...
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Book Review: The Complete Steve Canyon Volume 10: 1965-1966 by Milton Caniff

Since January 2012, the Library of American Comics, by way of IDW Publishing, has been releasing collections of Milton Caniff's ...
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Secrets & Lies Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: Cinema at Its Best

Legendary British director Mike Leigh is one of cinema's greatest and most profound humanists. He crafts beautifully painful portraits of ...
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SXSW 2021 Movie Review: Udo Kier is Flawless in ‘Swan Song’

Over the course of his career that spans almost six decades, German actor Udo Kier has been one of those ...
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Céline and Julie Go Boating Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: A Long, Strange, Riveting Film

Julie (Dominique Labourier), a young woman with big, curly red hair, sits on a park bench distractedly reading a book ...
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The Yellow Wallpaper (2021) Movie Review: Beautiful but Lacks the Horror

In 1890, Charlotte Perkins Gilman penned her story “The Yellow Wallpaper.” This feminist tale documents a woman named Jane’s battle ...
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Damn Yankees Blu-ray Review: Lola Wants (and Gets) 4K

How much do you love your favorite baseball team? Or, more accurately, how much do you hate the New York ...
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SXSW 2021 Movie Review: Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free

Mary Wharton's Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free opens with title cards revealing in 2020 a collection of 16 mm ...
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Born to Lead: Jim Calhoun Movie Review

As we head into the 2021 NCAA Men’s basketball tournament, it seems like a perfect time for the documentary, Born ...
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SXSW 2021 Movie Review: Alien On Stage: Unlikely Heroes Played by Even Unlikelier Heroes

The movie Alien is defined by a number of characteristics -- high tension, elaborate special effects, a grim tone, and ...
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SXSW 2021 Movie Review: ‘Language Lessons’ Reminds Us of the Value of Connection

Given how it’s been a year since the COVID-19 pandemic happened, the thought of watching an entire film involving people ...
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Baby Doll Blu-ray Review: Let’s Play House, Baby

Scripted by playwright Tennessee Williams, who got sole credit for this adaptation of two of his shorter plays, “Twenty-Seven Wagons ...
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SXSW 2021 Movie Review: ‘See You Then’ Is a Vital and Intimate Telling of Womanhood

For a short, 74-minute movie about two old flames reuniting over the course of one night, See You Then manages ...
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SXSW 2021 Movie Review: ‘Potato Dreams of America’ Is Imaginatively Profound

Queer youth goes on a journey of self-discovery while concealing their identity out of fear. A simple story that we’ve ...
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Southland Tales Blu-ray Review: Strange but Strangely Compelling

Stepping in through the door right when the millennium was opening up and carrying with it a sense of doom ...
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Touki bouki Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: Deserves to be Seen and Discovered

I must admit that African cinema usually goes way over my head. I mostly gloss over it in favor of ...
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Crossfire (1947) Blu-ray Review: Film Noir with a Message

Crossfire, Edward Dmytryk's 1947 film which crosses classic noir tropes with an anti-racist message, is now getting a nice-looking Blu-ray ...
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The Parallax View Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: The Second Entry in Pakula’s Political Paranoia Trilogy

Based on Loren Singer's 1970 novel of the same name, Alan J. Pakula's The Parallax View is the second entry ...
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Six by Sondheim Blu-ray Review: Behind the Music of a True Broadway Baby

The HBO television documentary Six by Sondheim is now available on Blu-ray. A fascinating look at the career of Stephen Sondheim, it tells ...
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On-Gaku: Our Sound Movie Review: A Lo-fi Delight

On-Gaku: Our Sound is a lo-fi animated treat from director Kenji Iwaisawa about a trio of high school delinquents who ...
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Smooth Talk Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: A Teen’s Roller Coaster Ride from Innocence to Harsh Reality

1985's Smooth Talk, directed by Joyce Chopra (Murder in a Small Town, The Lemon Sisters, Blonde), follows restless teenager Connie ...
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Book Review: Later by Stephen King: Growing Up with Ghosts

Dismiss his output from the last few decades all you like: Stephen King is a master of sentence construction. And ...
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Laurel or Hardy: Early Solo Films of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy Blu-ray Review

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Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears A Who! (1970) Deluxe Edition DVD Review

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A limited setting, an ominous score, and a “things go bump in the night” storyline. All are three simple yet ...
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With heavy inspiration drawn from movies like Steven Soderbergh’s Traffic, Nicholas Jarecki’s Crisis takes a look at America’s addiction to ...
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On Moonlight Bay Blu-ray Review: Day and MacRae Play on the Bay

Booth Tarkington is most famously remembered as the author of the Pulitzer Prize winning novels The Magnificent Ambersons and Alice ...
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Harley Quinn: The Complete First And Second Seasons Blu-ray Review: Very Adult, Very Funny

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Lady Sings the Blues Blu-ray Review: Good Morning Heartache

Allow me to state this upfront: In Lady Sings the Blues (1972; director, Sidney J. Furie), Diana Ross gives a ...
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Scooby-Doo! The Sword and the Scoob DVD Review

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided the writer with a free copy of the DVD reviewed in this Blog Post.  The ...
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Book Review: Vision & the Scarlet Witch: The Saga of Wanda and Vision

Tying in with Disney+'s WandaVision, Marvel has repackaged some of the duo's adventures in Vision & the Scarlet Witch: The ...
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Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In: The Complete Series DVD Review

Previously an exclusive from Time Life, the landmark variety show Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In: The Complete Series is now available ...
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Chop Shop Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: A Miracle of Independent Cinema

With his wonderful 2005 Man Push Cart, filmmaker Ramin Bahrani beautifully captured the grim circumstances of being an immigrant in ...
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Man Push Cart Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: Essential Cinema

Foreigners in a foreign land express the often grim, depressing, but sometimes hopeful studies of immigrants desperate to survive a ...
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JSA: Joint Security Area Blu-ray Review: Death on the DMZ

There's only one place along the Korean DMZ that soldiers from the North and South stand across from one another, ...
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Pretty in Pink (35th Anniversary) Movie Review: Still Pretty, Still (Very) Pink

Pretty in Pink turns 35 this year. It was a peak '80s film - featuring teen romance, members of the ...
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Lovecraft Country: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review: We Are Not Monsters

The first five minutes of HBO’s adventure horror series, Lovecraft Country (Season One), tells you everything you need to know ...
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Mandabi Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: Unexpected Money Leads to Lots of Problems

One of the things that Ousmane Sembène’s second feature film does that so few films do is, take lesser-known actors ...
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San Francisco Blu-ray Review: The King of the Barbary Coast Finds His Queen

The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 is the backdrop for this handsomely mounted 1936 MGM production, which spends far too ...
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Sundance 2021 Review: Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

During the summer of 1969, a remarkable music festival was held in New York that featured some of the world's ...
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Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review

Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue tour was in support of his album Desire, released January 5, 1976 between the two ...
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Joint Security Area Blu-ray Review: Friendship and Murder in the DMZ

I first came to Park Chan-wook's films, like I suspect a lot of other Americans did, through Oldboy, his 2003 masterwork ...
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Bartender (2006) Blu-ray Review: A Calming Aperitif of a Show

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The Marksman (2021) Movie Review: Off Target

There is no debating that Liam Neeson is the one big-name actor currently working in Hollywood who is able to ...
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Versus (2000) Blu-ray Review: Samurai Zombie Yakuza Action

Japanese cinema at the beginning of the 21st century was fun. There was an explosion of cinematic talent coming from ...
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TV Review: The Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer

The summer of 1985 was filled with terror for Southern California residents. A serial killer, who would come to be ...
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Book Review: The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Crusader’s Curse by Stuart Douglas

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Crusader’s Curse (2020) by Stuart Douglas is the thirty-second entry in The Further Adventures of ...
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The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee Movie Review: Curb Your Enthusiasm

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Clearly, George Clooney can’t get enough of space. After previously getting stranded with Sandra Bullock in space in Gravity, he ...
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Book Review: Serpentine by Philip Pullman

Serpentine, by Philip Pullman, is the latest entry into the author’s much lauded His Dark Materials. Coming in at fewer ...
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AFI Fest 2020 Review: Wolfwalkers

Made by the Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon, Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart’s Wolfwalkers is the third in Moore's Irish ...
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The Forty-Year-Old Version Movie Review: A Winningly Profound Directorial Debut

The benefit of artistic expression is that it allows artists to vent their frustrations. Whether it’s through a script, a ...
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First Cow Blu-ray Review: Striking Gold and Finding Friendship

This tumultuous year saw several films see a brief theatrical release before being pulled altogether. Unless it was something that ...
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His Dark Materials: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review: Lyra and Daemons and Bears, Oh My!

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She Dies Tomorrow Movie Review: Meditation on Impending Doom

The premise is in the title: She Dies Tomorrow. She knows she's going to. She's certain of it. So certain ...
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Pretty in Pink Blu-ray Review: A Pretty Influential Portrait of Teenage Culture

Okay, let's just get this out in the open. The whole "boy falls in love with girl, girl falls in ...
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The Invisible Man (2020) Blu-ray Review: We Needed to See More of Him

It’s been twenty years since director Paul Verhoeven gave us Kevin Bacon as Hollow Man, which allowed Bacon to return ...
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Masked and Anonymous Blu-ray Review: Too Freewheelin’ for Its Own Good

“I stopped trying to figure everything out a long time ago” is the last line of dialogue in Masked and ...
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EMMA. (2020) Blu-ray Review: A Delightful Confection

Bill Nighy is a treasure.  I almost said "national treasure" there but since he’s English and I’m American I suppose ...
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Fathom Events and TCM Present King Kong (1933)

In 1929, while filming baboons in Africa on the set of The Four Feathers, director Merian C. Cooper developed the ...
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ZZ Top: That Little Ol’ Band From Texas Blu-ray Review: The Rise of ZZ Top

ZZ Top: That Little Ol' Band From Texas is a documentary that tells the story of the band, from their ...
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Sundance 2020 Review: ‘I Carry You with Me’ and ‘Minari’ Handle Themes of Home and Immigration

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Birds of Prey Movie Review: A Chaotic Breath of Fresh Air in the DCEU

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Sundance 2020 Review: Promising Young Woman Is a Promising Directorial Debut

When Promising Young Woman begins, a cover of the song “It’s Raining Men” plays in the background as Cassie (Carey ...
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2020 Oscar-nominated Documentary Short Films Review

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Wonder Woman: Bloodlines 4K Ultra HD Review: All Hail the Princess

The latest DC animated film starts off poorly, with a prolonged 10-minute origin story on Wonder Woman’s home island of ...
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Downton Abbey Movie Review: Fans Are Invited Back for a Royal Visit

After ending in 2015, Downton Abbey, the hit trans-Atlantic TV series that ran for six seasons, returns with a theatrical ...
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TIFF 2019 Capsule Reviews: ‘Pain and Glory’ and ‘Bad Education’

Both Pain and Glory and Bad Education are completely different films, yet they’re connected by their depictions of middle-aged gay ...
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TIFF 2019 Movie Review: Dev Patel Dazzles in ‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’

One way to describe The Personal History of David Copperfield is that it's a change of pace. It's a stretch ...
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TIFF 2019 Movie Review: Riz Ahmed is a Powerhouse in Sound of Metal

Sound of Metal is definitely my tempo. One key reason is that it’s a starring vehicle for Riz Ahmed. He’s ...
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TIFF 2019 Capsule Reviews: ‘Jojo Rabbit’ and ‘Knives Out’ Allow Change in Directorial Pace

One major plus of being in a franchise is using your clout to make bold, original material. Whether you’re an ...
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TIFF 2019 Movie Review: ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ Is Incredibly Wondrous

Just last year, the documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? offered a heart wrenching look at the life of the ...
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TIFF 2019 Capsule Reviews: Two Cannes Favorites Make a Big Splash

At this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, we’ve gotten two Cannes premieres from foreign directors exercising films that are simultaneous ...
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TIFF 2019 Movie Review: ‘Waves’ Is Emotionally Shattering and Immersive

Given how Waves is a coming-of-age story about an African-American male growing up in south Florida made by A24 Films, ...
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TIFF 2019 Movie Review: Jennifer Lopez Is Oscar Worthy in ‘Hustlers’

While Jennifer Lopez has proven herself to be a successful movie star, it feels like it’s been a while since ...
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TIFF 2019 Movie Review: Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx are the Strong Force of ‘Just Mercy’

When Destin Daniel Cretton arrived with Short Term 12, he announced himself as a humanistic voice in the indie world. ...
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Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Blu-ray Review: Long Live the King

Director/co-writer Michael Dougherty's Godzilla: King of the Monsters, which takes its name (minus the exclamation point) from the re-edited American ...
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Rush: Cinema Strangiato 2019 Movie Review: They Will Choose Farewell

In 2014, Rush (guitarist Alex Lifeson, vocalist/bassist Geddy Lee, and druumer Neil Peart) released R40, a collector's box set that ...
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Shazam! (2019) Blu-ray Review: DC Makes a Marvelous Movie

Although it's the seventh movie in Warner Brothers' DC Extended Universe series, David F. Sandberg's Shazam! comes across like it ...
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Aquaman Blu-ray Review: The Man Who Would Be Sea King

After appearing in Justice League, Aquaman (Jason Momoa) gets his own solo outing in the sixth installment of the DC Extended ...
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The Transformers: The Movie Review: Still Got the Touch

On August 8, 1986, the original Transformers lit up the silver screen for the first time in The Transformers: The ...
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A Quiet Place Blu-ray Review: Shhhhhh

To make a film filled with long silences and almost entirely free of audible dialogue is a bold choice.  To ...
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A Quiet Place Movie Review: Silence Has Never Been So Scary

Even though just saying the title now gives me chills, I will not stay silent on how amazing A Quiet ...
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Justice League (2017) Blu-ray Review: The DC Extended Universe Is Heading in the Right Direction

It’s been some time since the last film Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice where the Man of Steel (Henry ...
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Book Review: Justice League: The Art of the Film by Abbie Bernstein

Written by Chad Derdowski Let’s get this out of the way right here at the beginning: I haven’t seen Justice ...
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Festival (1967) Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: Better Than Woodstock

In the early part of the 20th Century, various folklorists, including John Lomax, wandered about the country documenting the songs ...
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Wonder Woman (2017) Blu-ray Review: Entertaining, Uplifting, and Empowering

In the on-going competition between Marvel Comics and DC Comics, the latter has struggled keeping pace with their movies this ...
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Suicide Squad Movie Review: DC Commits Suicide with Latest Blunder

Written by Kristen Lopez After the massive blunder called Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad was primed to ...
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Justice League vs. Teen Titans Blu-ray Review: That’s So Raven, Damian

DC appears determined to cater to all manner of Justice League fans this year. If the dark, brooding Batman V Superman ...
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Book Review: Batman V Superman — Dawn of Justice: The Art of the Film by Peter Aperlo

Batman V Superman — Dawn Of Justice is a landmark event in the DC Extended Universe. It marks the first ...
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Book Review: Batman V Superman — Dawn of Justice: Tech Manual by Adam Newell and Sharon Gosling

Through the years, the Batman character has been known for his gadgets and technology. These have ranged from the ridiculous ...
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Bob Dylan: Dont Look Back Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: Glimpses into the Heart of the Artist

By the time Bob Dylan toured England in the Spring of 1965, he’d released five albums (two of which went ...
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Cemetery Without Crosses Blu-ray Review: An Obscure French Western Gets Its Day

About the time the western genre was growing stale in America, European filmmakers picked it right back up.  More than ...
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The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival 1963-1965 Blu-ray Review

Murray Lerner filmed the performances at the Newport Folk Festival in 1963, ’64, and ’65, and from those concerts created ...
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McLintock! (Authentic Collector’s Edition) Blu-ray Review: An Entertaining Escape

Made by his own Batjac Productions, John Wayne stars as the titular McLintock! in a variation of Shakespeare's Taming of ...
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It Happened One Night Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: The Original Runaway Bride

It's hard to imagine now, but there was a time in cinematic history when romantic comedies were extremely rare. That ...
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Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars DVD Review: A Parallel Adventure in the Galactic Empire

Phineas and Ferb works almost entirely on the basis of their engaging formula. While there have been occasional efforts to ...
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RiffTrax Live!: Godzilla (1998) Review: Catastrophic Laughs

The RiffTrax boys are at it again. This time, Kevin Murphy, Bill Corbett, and Mike Nelson have chosen to skewer ...
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The Unknown Known Movie Review: Rumsfeld’s Snowflakes

Written by the Canadian Cinephile Filmmaker Errol Morris has said of his interview with former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald ...
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Rollerball Blu-ray Review: Worth Viewing, but Didn’t Maximize Its Potential

Before Star Wars came along in 1977 and reminded moviegoers how much fun science fiction could be, most of the ...
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Bob Dylan: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 7: No Direction Home: The Soundtrack Review

This volume of Dylan’s Bootleg Series is the soundtrack to Martin Scorsese’s documentary No Direction Home: Bob Dylan, which debuted ...
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Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration (Deluxe Edition) DVD Review: Star-studded, Jam-packed, Mid-career Celebration of One of Rock’s Greats

The 1980s were not particularly kind to Bob Dylan.  There were a few highlights including successful tours with Tom Petty ...
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Tim’s Vermeer Movie Review: Art Isn’t Easy

We're well into the age of instant images; anyone with a smartphone is, or can be, a photographer and/or videographer. ...
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Man of Steel (2013) Movie Review: Man of Action, but Little Thought

Director Zack Snyder, producer Christopher Nolan, and writer David S. Goyer have delivered an adaptation of Superman that is parts ...
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Two-Lane Blacktop: Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: Monte Hellman’s Masterpiece

Written by Luigi Bastardo As anyone who has ever experienced a truly awkward moment of puberty is well aware, growing ...
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Hondo (1953) Blu-ray Review: John Wayne Delivers a Standout Performance

Based on Louis L'Amour's short story "The Gift of Cochise," Hondo Lane (John Wayne) wearily walks out of the New ...
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Godzilla (1954) Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: The King of Monsters is Back

In 1954 one of the world's biggest monster movies was released to the big screen. Created and directed by Ishiro ...
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Godzilla (1954) The Criterion Collection DVD Review: The Legendary Monster Makes its Debut

In 1954, Japan was still reeling from the effects of the World War II atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki ...
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The Killing Criterion Collection DVD Review: A Day at the Races

The Criterion Collection has scored big again with the DVD release of The Killing, Stanley Kubrick's 1956 film noir classic. ...
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A Big Box Of Cowboys, Aliens, Robots, and Death Rays Review: 75 Percent Accurate is Still Pretty Good

A Big Box Of Cowboys, Aliens, Robots and Death Rays is a neat four-DVD set that includes eight B Westerns ...
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Book Review: Star Wars Omnibus: The Complete Saga Episode I – VI: Greedo Shoots First Here Too

The comic book adaptations of all six Star Wars films are fairly straightforward and faithful for the most part, but ...
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Stake Land Blu-ray Review: It Goes for the Throat

In the film industry, all it takes is one hit. Zombieland -- a film that I really did not enjoy ...
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Monte Hellman’s Road to Nowhere (2010) Movie Review: A Cinematic Dream

Written by Will McKinley Midway through Monte Hellman's noirish head-scratcher Road to Nowhere, an actress asks a director a seemingly simple ...
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Summer Children DVD Review: A Lost Film Is Found Again

Never properly released after it was shot in 1965, Summer Children was recently unearthed by producer Jack Robinette and finally ...
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Album Reviews: The Jayhawks: Hollywood Town Hall and Tomorrow the Green Grass (Legacy Edition)

During the '90s as country music was getting a pop polish and alternative rock was becoming mainstream, the Jayhawks were ...
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The Lincoln Lawyer Movie Review: Guilty of Being a Very Good Film

Based on the novel of the same name by Michael Connelly, The Lincoln Lawyer stars Matthew McConaughey in an impressive ...
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2 Weeks in Another Town DVD Review: Another Look at Hollywood’s Bad and Beautiful

2 Weeks in Another Town reunites director Vincent Minnelli, producer John Houseman, screenwriter Charles Schnee and actor Kirk Douglas for ...
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You Again Blu-ray Review: Actions Have Consequences

I have often wondered why women are not as supportive of each other as they could be. We should be ...
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The Last Song Movie Review: It Should Have Never Been Sung

It's certainly difficult to write something that is sure to anger pubescent girls throughout the world, but this Last Song ...
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Raging Bull 30th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Review: That’s Entertainment

Martin Scorsese's biography about middleweight boxer Jake "The Raging Bull" La Motta (Robert De Niro) is a fascinating spectacle of ...
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Animal Kingdom DVD Review: Crime and Punishment in Suburban Melbourne

J (newcomer James Frecheville) is an 18-year-old boy thrust into the midst of his criminal extended family when his mom ...
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The Incredible Hulk (2008) Movie Review: Credible At Best

In the opening credits we are filled in on the events that lead Dr. Bruce Banner to be hiding in ...
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Secretariat Blu-ray Review: An Also-Ran

This film tracing the true story of one of the most famous racehorses of all time is so bland and ...
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Iron Man (Ultimate 2-Disc Edition) Blu-ray Review: You Will Believe An Iron Man Can Fly

Having suffered through more misses than hits, comic book fans were understandably concerned about Iron Man, a second-tier hero for ...
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 Movie Review: The Beginning of the End

As the last chapter of the Harry Potter saga commences, the evil Voldemort's (Ralph Fiennes) control over the Wizarding world ...
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The Town (2010) Movie Review: Crime and Some Punishment

Based on Chuck Hogan's novel Prince of Thieves, director Ben Affleck delivers an action-packed, suspense-filled crime drama populated with great ...
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ZZ Top: Double Down Live DVD Review: Two Shows, One Band

While not listed as an official commemoration of their 40th anniversary, Double Down Live celebrates ZZ Top and makes clear ...
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Toy Story 3 Blu-ray Review: You’ll Never Outgrow It

When a studio delivers a third installment in a series, it's often more focused on making money rather than making ...
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ZZ Top: Live From Texas DVD Review: Keeping the Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers Happy

Heading in to their 40th year, that little ol' band from Texas, ZZ Top continues to rock the house with ...
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Album Review: Pearl Jam: Live on Ten Legs

Pearl Jam begins the celebration of their 20th anniversary with the compilation album Live on Ten Legs, the title playing ...
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True Grit (Special Collector’s Edition) DVD Review

John Wayne is one of cinema’s greatest heroes and an American icon. In True Grit, we get to see him ...
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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance: Centennial Collection DVD Review

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is more than your average western; the team of master director John Ford and ...
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