Tag Archives: Flicker Alley

Movies Till Dawn: ‘Tis the Season – Last Minute Gift Ideas for Eclectic Insomniacs (Oh S— I Forgot Edition)

“BrainDead Season 1” (Paramount) pleased a lot of critics but very few Nielsen families, so unfortunately, this Season 1 set comprises the complete series run. Too bad, since this series from Robert and Michelle King (“The Good Wife”), about a … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Tis the Season – Spirits of Past, Present and Future Edition

“Curse of the Man Who Sees UFOs” (2016, Virgil Films) What to make of this curious documentary by first-time director Justin Gaar? At first blush, the subject matter seems ready made to dismiss: Christo Roppolo, former industrial rocker and one-time … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Programmer’s Notes – Binge Watching as Patriotic Duty, Part 1

Fireworks of a different kind are on display in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” (1966) with Richard Burton and Elizabeth Burton providing match and wick as middle-aged marrieds who invite a younger couple (George Segal and Sandy Dennis) to their … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: All Night Black and White Crime Wave, Part 1

12 a.m. – “The Big Sleep” – Crime Drama (1945/1946, Warner Archive Collection) What begins as a simple case of blackmail leads Los Angeles private eye Philip Marlowe (Humphrey Bogart) into dark territory (read: Hollywood), haunted by gangsters, petty thugs, … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Sights and Sounds Beyond Belief!

12 a.m. “The Mask” – Horror (1961, Kino Lorber) At first blush, Canada’s first feature-length horror film – and its first film in 3-D – plays like an extended episode from one of the many suspense anthology series of the … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: In Glorious Black and White (and Orange and Blue), Part 2

12 a.m. – “Sherlock Holmes” – Adventure/Mystery (1916, Flicker Alley) Before Basil Rathbone, Jeremy Brett, and more recently, Benedict Cumberbatch, William Gillette was the actor most associated in the public’s mind with portraying Sherlock Holmes, and this silent film, considered … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Programmer’s Notes – New and Notable

“The Wolfpack” (2015, Magnolia Home Entertainment) The story of the Angulo brothers, a septet of siblings virtually imprisoned in a New York apartment by a delusional father, and who found solace in watching and then meticulously recreating Hollywood action films, … 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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