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Movies Till Dawn: What You Could Be Watching This Weekend (Cards on the Table Edition)

“Dealt” (2017, MPI) While the subject of this documentary, Richard Turner, would prefer that you call him a mechanic and not magician, there’s nothing workaday about his sleight-of-hand with cards, which is astonishing and made even more so because Turner … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: A Superfluity of Saturday Morning Strange

“The Maze 3D” (1953, Kino Lorber) What is the terrible secret of an ancient Scottish castle and its forbidding hedge maze that has vexed its ex-pat heir (sci-fi stalwart Richard Carlson, who would have celebrated his 106th birthday tomorrow)? The … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: A Surplus of Saturday Morning Strange

“Mako: The Jaws of Death” (1976, Retromedia/Bayview Entertainment) Misanthropic loner Richard Jaeckel uses his telepathic connection with sharks to dispose of those he believes are exploiting his toothy friends. Low-budget thriller by prolific Florida-based filmmaker William Grefe sets itself apart … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Leone, Ringo and the Cowboy from Sweden

“A Fistful of Dynamite” (1971, Kino Lorber) Bandit Rod Steiger comes to regret his decision to team with James Coburn, an explosives expert and former Irish Republican who is lending his talents to Mexican revolutionaries fighting the repressive military regime … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: What You Could Be Watching This Weekend (Short and Sweet and Serpico Edition)

“Frank Serpico ” (2018, IFC Films) Well-crafted doc traces the past and present of its subject, the New York cop and whistleblower who served as the basis for the 1973 biopic starring Al Pacino. Director Antonio D’Ambrosio does a fine … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: What You Could Be Watching This Week (Short and Sweet Virginia Edition)

“Phantom Thread” (2017, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment) Confoundingly plotted but beautiful to view, this Oscar-nominated drama from Paul Thomas Anderson concerns a love quadrangle of sorts, between a brilliant, obsessive fashion designer (Oscar nominee Daniel Day-Lewis), his devotion to his … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: What You Could Be Watching This Week (My Friend Drummer Edition)

“My Friend Dahmer” (2017, FilmRise) There’s no question that Jeffrey (Ross Lynch) is a little strange: he wanders through school like a ghost, stiff and unsmiling, except when feigning a mental handicap for the amusement/dismay of his classmates. But that … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: What You Could Be Watching This Weekend (Delinquent Spirits Edition)

“Pastor Paul” (2015, IndiePix) Pressed into playing the ghost of Hamlet’s father in a Ghanaian film, white mathematician Benjamin (co-writer/producer/director Jules David Bartkowski) appears to become possessed by a real spirit, and sets out to find help from both the … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: What You Could Be Watching This Week (Sweet and Sour Edition)

“Frank and the Wondercat” (2017, Brinkvision) After enduring years of emotional anorexia from his father and ex-wife, Pittsburgh native Frank Furko found something like family and happiness with a football-sized cat named Pudgie Wudgie. For nearly two decades, Furko parlayed … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: The Saturday Morning Strange – A Surfeit of Strange

You could spend all of 2018 dissecting and bemoaning the strange, weird and just plain awful aspects of 2017, but on Saturday mornings, I prefer to recall the strange from that year in a entertaining, digital-based audio-visual format and not, … Continue reading

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