Category Archives: Movies

Movies Till Dawn: A Month of Mayhem, Week 1

12 a.m. – “Fantômas” – Action-Adventure/Thriller (1913-14, Kino Lorber) Delirious quintet of silent French cliffhanger serials featuring the title character, an urbane but psychotic master criminal with a penchant for elaborate disguise and gruesome murder. Based on a popular series … Continue reading

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Get Romantic with John Waters

Start off your Valentine’s weekend right by treating your loved one to John Water’s new one-man show, “This Filthy World: Dirtier and Filthier.” John Waters is best known as a filmmaker, having directed pioneering films like Pink Flamingos, Polyester, and his crossover hit, … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: A Month of Monsters – Week 4

Midnight – “Nightmares” – Horror (1983, Scream Factory) Universal developed this anthology feature as a pilot for NBC, but instead released it to theaters in the fall of 1983. The stories, penned by TV vets Jeffrey Bloom and co-producer Christopher … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Revenant

Arrows impaling necks. Faces slapped with rifles. Bloody strips of meat. Grizzly paws on flesh. A disemboweled horse carcass used for a sleeping bag. Bitter cold. Rape. Shootings, stabbings, and villages set on fire. Animal entrails. Blood in the river. … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: A Month of Monsters, Week 3

Midnight – “Yongary, Monster from the Deep” – Science Fiction (1967, Kino Lorber) Bomb tests in an unnamed Middle Eastern country sets off a chain  of quakes, including one that upon reaching South Korea, unleashes a huge, saurian creature with … Continue reading

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The Big Short

When making “The Big Short,” the story of the Wall Street crash of 2008, it seems director Adam McKay (former head writer of “Saturday Night Live”) must have been considering the short attention spans of Americans. The film is interspersed … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: A Month of Monsters, Week 2

12 a.m. – “Dark Intruder” – Horror/Suspense (1965, Turner Classic Movies/Universal) The limited-run revival of “The X-Files” this month coincides with the release of this hard-to-find supernatural thriller, which mined the paranormal investigation field long before the Chris Carter series … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: A Month of Monsters, Week 1

12 a.m. – “Blood and Lace” – Horror/Thriller (1971, Shout Factory) Pity poor Melody Patterson (“F Troop”): an orphaned emotional wreck after the brutal murder of her prostitute mother, she’s shipped off to a group home, where her situation turns … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “A Perfect Day”

“A Perfect Day”, in theaters January 15th, is based on the book “Dejarse Llover” by Paula Farias, (which I now want to read), and is the English-language debut of director Fernando León de Aranoa. Fueled by an excellent soundtrack (X, … Continue reading

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Interview With James D. Cooper – Lambert and Stamp

I recently discussed the making of Lambert and Stamp with first-time Director James Cooper.  More than just your usual music-related documentary, this stark film hits home on both an artistic and an informative standpoint.  There are many brilliant insights into … Continue reading

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