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Movies ‘Till Dawn: Reagan-Era Nightmares

12 a.m. – “Scarecrows” – Horror (1988, Scream Factory) This supernatural thriller opens on an energetic note, with a gang of soldiers turned thieves, fresh from a big payroll heist, forced to land a stolen getaway plane (and its kidnapped … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Programming Notes – Summer Bummers

Everything you need to know about Artsploitation Films is summed up in the company’s moniker: the new North American film distribution label offers international titles that explore the link between arthouse and grindhouse features. The subgenres share more than a … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: In Glorious Black and White

12 a.m. – “The House of Mystery” – Adventure/Drama/Serial (1921-1923, Flicker Alley) Think of this ten-episode, six-and-a-half-hour silent French melodrama as an arthouse thriller in serial form, with the best qualities of each of those styles and genres. Produced and … Continue reading

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Disc Junkie: DVD and Blu-ray Releases March 20-26, 2012

Multiplex Let us begin this inaugural tip sheet for home video omnivores with some recent Oscar winners and nominees on DVD and Bluray: David Fincher’s gorgeously gloomy U.S version of The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo (Sony), which netted an Academy nod … Continue reading

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