Tag Archives: Film Movement

Movies Till Dawn: Opening on a More Positive Note

“White Riot” (2019, Film Movement) Briskly paced and decidedly on-time documentary about the Rock Against Racism movement in the UK during the mid-1970s, with its focus divided evenly between the marquee names at various benefit concerts (the Clash, Steel Pulse, … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: High Tension for the Holidays (2020 Edition)

“Mad Max” (1979, Kino Lorber) Were it not for a certain chain of recent events, the crumbling Australia of George Miller‘s “Mad Max” – described as just “a few years from now” –seemed like a prescient vision of our immediate … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Post-Election Palate Cleansers

“Grace of My Heart” (1996, Kino Lorber) Boundless talent and fortitude allow singer-turned-songwriter Illeana Douglas to navigate the turbulence of the music industry during the 1960s and her own personal life and ultimately bring her own artistry to life. Writer-director … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: The World is a Monster (Halloween 2020, Part 3)

“The Deeper You Dig” (2019, Arrow Video) The deck is already stacked against loner Kurt (John Adams) – he’s accidentally killed teenager Echo (Zelda Adams), and despite many attempts, can’t seem to dispose of her body – when he discovers … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Unique, Eccentric, Exceptional

“John Lewis: Good Trouble” (2020, Magnolia Home Entertainment) If you weren’t aware of civil rights activist and Congressman John Lewis, who died on July 17 of this year, this documentary is the right place to start. Director Dawn Porter‘s film … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Somewhere Else

“Bacurau” (2019, Kino Lorber) Faced with extinction on two fronts – starvation, addiction and neglect by the government, and “Most Dangerous Game”-style slaughter by wealthy Western tourists (led by Udo Kier) – the residents of a remote Brazilian village turn … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: For the Long Haul

“Star Trek: Short Treks” (2020, Paramount Home Video/CBS DVD) Nine shorts from CBS All Access, all focused on small but pivotal moments in the lives of characters from “Star Trek: Discovery” and the greater “Trek” universe. A working knowledge of … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Sunday Screenings (The Normal New 2)

“Desolation Center” (2018) Everything you need to know about this documentary, which recalls a series of ’80s-era punk festivals in the Mojave Desert and downtown LA, is covered by Elise in this post. It’s currently available through streaming platforms, and … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Out of the Past

“Jaws” (1975, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment) The unlikely trio of police chief Roy Scheider, shaggy oceanographer Richard Dreyfuss and grizzled shark hunter Robert Shaw are tasked with dispatching the 25-foot Great White preying on summer crowds on an East Coast … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: More Spookshows for Shut-Ins

“Tigers are Not Afraid” (2017, RLJE Films) For young Estrella (Paola Lara), orphaned in her unnamed Mexican hometown after her mother’s disappearance, death is not only a constant but tangible presence that takes many forms, from gun-toting cartel members to … Continue reading

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