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Movies Till Dawn: ’50s Violence

“Bad Day at Black Rock” (1955, Warner Film Archives) One-armed vet Spencer Tracy’s search for a Japanese-American farmer takes him to the titular California desert town, where de facto town boss Robert Ryan and his goons (Ernest Borgnine and Lee … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: In Praise of Richard Crenna

“Wait Until Dark” (1967, Warner Archives Collection) In Terence Young’s film version of the stage drama chestnut by Frederick Knott, Audrey Hepburn is the blind woman who, unbeknownst to her, has a doll stuffed with stolen heroin that belongs to … Continue reading

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Comedies (Sort Of) for a Melancholy Week

“Cosmos” (2015, Kino) Law student Witold (Jonathan Genet) decides to stop fretting about his first novel to join his dunce of a pal (Johan Libreau) at a remote, fog-shrouded Portuguese village. There, the pair become embroiled in what seems like … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Visions of Futures Past for a New Year

“Dreamscape” (1984, Shout Factory) Crowd-pleasing science fiction adventure with Dennis Quaid as a hustler whose psychic abilities cause him to run afoul of unsavory racetrack types; he flees to his old mentor, Max von Sydow, who has developed a technology … Continue reading

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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: Character Actor Spotting in ’70s Crime Movies

“The Laughing Policeman” (1973, Kino Lorber) A gunman opens fire on a San Francisco transit bus, killing everyone aboard, including an undercover cop (Dave Costello) working an unsolved murder case involving a businessman (Albert Paulsen) accused of dispatching his wife. … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Digital Comfort Food for Post-Election Neuroses Edition

“My Bodyguard” (1980, Kino Lorber) Targeted by a bullying goon (Matt Dillon) at his new school, fifteen-year-old Clifford Peach (Chris Makepeace) finds what he believes to be protection for hire in the hulking form of Ricky Lindemann (Adam Baldwin), whose … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: A Month of Monsters, Part 5 (A Milder Sort of Macabre Edition)

“Chandu the Magician” (1932, Kino Lorber) Who can save the world from the arch-villain Roxor (Bela Lugosi)? Only one man – Chandu the Magician (Edmund Lowe), who pits his mastery of mystical arts against Roxor’s death ray. At 71 minutes, … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: A Month of Monsters, Part 4 (Screaming Zombie Shark Edition)

“Chosen Survivors” (1974, Kino Lorber) Grim sci-fi thriller about a cross-section of humanity which rides out the nuclear holocaust, only to fall victim to vampire bats that live in the caverns just outside their sleek underground bunker. The script by … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: A Month of Monsters, Part 3

“Beware! The Blob” (1972, Kino Lorber) That gelatinous eating machine, the Blob, returns for this curious sequel directed by actor Larry Hagman. Oil worker Godfrey Cambridge accidentally thaws the Blob – frozen in Arctic ice since its debut opposite Steve … Continue reading

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