Tag Archives: Cohen Media Group

Movies Till Dawn: Watch It! This Weekend (After Life Edition)

“You Were Never Really Here” (2017, Lionsgate) Burnt to a haunted cinder by a lifetime of unspeakable violence, Joe (Joaquin Phoenix) purges a ceaseless death wish by stalking and murdering those who traffic in underage girls. Writer-director Lynne Ramsay‘s adaptation … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: What You Could Be Watching This Weekend (International Kaleidoscope Edition)

“A Fistful of Dollars: Special Edition” (1964, Kino Lorber) Grizzled stranger Clint Eastwood enters a small Mexican town dominated by two warring families, and offers his peerless talents with a pistol to both sides. An unofficial remake of Akira Kurosawa’s … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: What You Could Be Watching This Week (Wolf Boy Mohawk Wallah Edition)

“Mohawk” (2017, Dark Sky Films) As her elders debate whether to join the Americans or the British during the War of 1812, a young Native American woman (Kaniehtiio Horn) finds that her mind has been made up for her when … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: What You Could Be Watching This Weekend (End of the Year Road Trip Edition)

“Waiting For Guffman” (1997, Warner Archives Collection) If “Spinal Tap” found the all-too-human elements in oversized personalities, then “Guffman” – Christopher Guest’s first feature “mockumentary” as director/co-writer” – uncovers the stratospheric (if deeply weird) ambitions behind small-town, small-time life. Employing … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: What You Could Be Watching This Pre-Halloween Weekend (Bite-Sized Sugar Skull Edition)

“Land of the Dead” (2005, Shout Factory) The late George A. Romero‘s last solid zombie effort (two more lower-budgeted entries were released after it), which closes the door on civilization by suggesting that the dead may actually be more human … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: ‘Tis the Season – High Tension for the Holidays

“Don’t Breathe” (2016, Sony) What seems at first like the simplest of robberies – the theft of insurance money hidden in the home of a blind man (Stephen Lang) – proves far more complicated for a trio of young and … 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: Action Packed – Continental Edition

Midnight – “Two Men in Town” – Crime Drama (1973, Cohen Media Group) Melancholy French noir about redemption and fate, with Alain Delon as a former bank robber freed from prison through the intervention of social worker Jean Gabin, who … 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: 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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