Category Archives: Movies

Movies Till Dawn: Spotlight on Kino Lorber (Crimetime Edition)

“I Wake Up Screaming” (1941) Model and aspiring actress Carole Landis has been murdered, and the likely suspect is sports promoter Victor Mature, who helped to boost her from nobody to starlet in the making. The dead woman’s sister (Betty … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Spotlight on Film Detective (Polyester Pantsuit Edition)

“Joe Bullet” (1972) Ken Gampu (“The Gods Must Be Crazy”) plays Joe Bullet – a less-tormented, South African version of Ray Donovan – who is called upon by a football team to root out the gangsters that have threatened to … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Delightfully Silly “Lost In Paris”

“Lost In Paris” is a whimsical new film from Oscilloscope Pictures, starring married comedians Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon. The couple portrays Dom, a (sort of) lovable French tramp, and Fiona, an awkward but sweet Canadian librarian. The movie blends Buster Keaton-style … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Spotlight on Kino Lorber (Uptown Edition)

“The Frontier” (2015) Mystery girl Laine (Jocelin Donohue), who may have killed a man in Phoenix, decides to lay low in the titular motel, where she schemes to separate the other occupants – a cross-section of desperate types – from … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: What You Could Be Watching This Weekend

“The Sicilian Clan” (1969, Kino Lorber) French crime thriller that hinges largely on the flinty film personas of its trio of national-treasure stars: Jean Gabin (“Grand Illusion”) as the aging don of a Sicilian mob family situated in Paris, Alain … Continue reading

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The American Cinematheque Presents Tav Falco’s First Feature Film, “Urania Descending” June 2nd and 3rd. 

This movie was shot on 16mm black and white reversal film stock procured from FOMA in Prague. That’s part of what gives it its ethereal, film noir mood. Although “Urania Descending” was finished in 2014, it looks like it could have … Continue reading

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Cornelius Projects Celebrates The Desolation Center Events of the 80s with Screenings, Readings and Live Performances

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Movies Till Dawn: Spring Cleaning Edition

“We Are X” (2016, Magnet) As an introduction to the glam-symphonic metal of X Japan, Stephen Kijak’s doc “We Are X” provides a primer on the veteran group’s highly theatrical music and stage presence – which plays as an amalgam … Continue reading

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Black Metal Acts Travel to the Motherland in “Blackhearts”

“Blackhearts,” available now on DVD, Digital and VOD, is a documentary from Gammaglimt Productions that follows three Black Metal musicians and/or their bands, who travel to Norway from their home countries to perform at festivals and meet their idols. The … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Caltiki, Tabonga, Bela and the Bat

“Caltiki The Immortal Monster” (1959, Arrow Video) Archaeologists working in the ruins of a Mayan city uncover a vast array of gold in the depths of a sunken temple, as well as the creature that watches over the riches – … Continue reading

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