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Movies Till Dawn: A Deeper Shade of Black and White

“The Killing” (1956, Kino Lorber) Stanley Kubrick documents the rise and fall of a crew of hardluck thieves who watch their carefully planned robbery of a race track (Bay Meadows in San Mateo) fall to pieces thanks to greed, lust, … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: The Saturday Morning Strange Gets Mean

Upgrade Dept: Blue Underground has provided new and/or improved editions of three previously released Blu-ray titles from their vast library of rare horror and cult films. The truly bizarre but entertaining 1975 Italian-US Western “Get Mean,” which pits Tony Anthony’s … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Future Shock

“Neptune Frost” (2021, Kino Lorber) Adventurous U.S.-Rwanda production taps deeply into an appealing Afrofuturist vibe to explore the perils and opportunities created by technology through striking visuals and music. A joint effort between Saul Williams and Rwandan filmmaker Anisia Uzeyman, … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Untamed Youth

“Monday Morning” (1990, MVD Video Rewind) Relentless hazing at the hands of school bully Brandon Hooper drives sensitive new kid Noah (son of Robert) Blake to take his classmates hostage when Hooper tries to threaten him with a gun. Modest … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Otherworldly Encounters

“The UFO Incident” (1975, Kino Lorber) Unnerving TV-movie take on Betty and Barney Hill’s alleged abduction by aliens, which is revealed through hypnosis by psychiatrist Barnard Hughes. Though directed with considerable atmosphere by TV vet Richard Colla (whose judicious use … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: The Bad Guy Variations

“The Northman” (2021, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment) Human juggernaut Alexander Skarsgaard seeks to avenge the murder of his father (Ethan Hawke) by his uncle (Claes Bang) by single-handedly slaughtering much of medieval Scandinavia. Co-writer/director Robert Eggers (“The Witch,” “The Lighthouse“) … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Classics

“Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy” (2021, Film Movement) Three stories, told plainly and with the most subtle camerawork, detail the complexities in the axis of dreams, reality, and how we exist in or pursue each as part of our daily … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Appealing to Base Instincts

“Jackass Forever” (2020, Paramount Home Video) Third and apparently final go-round with Johnny Knoxville and the original cast (minus Bam Margera and the late Ryan Dunn) of the comedy/stunt/endurance franchise, who gamely carry on the tradition of abusing themselves in … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Violent

“Legendary Weapons of China” (1982, 88 Films) One of the more eclectic entries in the Shaw Brothers Studios catalog, this action-comedy from director Lau Kar-Lung (“Drunken Master II“) has exceptional fighting sequences – many anchored around the 18 titular weapons, … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Velour

“The Naked Ape” (1973, Code Red) Vintage curiosity produced by Playboy Enterprises attempts to deliver a “now” interpretation of anthropologist Desmond Morris’s 1967 book on human evolution but instead offers up a fragmented mix of psychedelic animation, tame sex comedy, … Continue reading

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