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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: Vintage

“Touch of Evil” (1958, Kino Lorber) Get past the idea of Charlton Heston as a Mexican cop and you’ll find an extraordinary American movie – ostensibly a crime thriller, but really director/star Orson Welles last go-round with his electric trains … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: International House of Crime 2022

“The Beast Must Die” (1952, Flicker Alley) Argentinean adaptation, and the first of three film versions of the 1938 thriller by Nicholas Blake (pen name for Daniel Day-Lewis’s father, Cecil), with Narcisco Ibanez Menta as a mystery author who adopts … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Peanut Butter Frankencup (Halloween 2021)

“Yokai Monsters Collection” (1968-69/2005, Arrow Video) Trio of period supernatural fantasies from Daiei, home of Gamera and Majin, concerning Japan’s rich and bizarre tradition of ghosts and monsters, as well as a newer take from cult director Takashi Miike. The … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Something for Your Rattled Nerves

“The Beguiled” (1971, Kino Lorber) Wounded Union soldier Clint Eastwood attempts to play fox in the henhouse while recuperating at a private women’s school in the Deep South, but his increasingly aggressive behavior only provokes an even more disturbing response … 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: Welcome Distractions

“30 Rock: The Complete Series” (2006-2013, Mill Creek Entertainment) Though current global circumstances seem to warrant it (demand, even), I’m not much for binge-watching TV. Even the most revered or critically acclaimed shows start to wilt after three or four … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: More Silents, Please

“The Buster Keaton Collection, Volume 1: The General/Steamboat Bill, Jr.” (1926/1928, Cohen Media Group) Two of Keaton’s final features made under his own independent production shingle, and though both were box office failures at the time of their release, they’re … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: More Kids’ Stuff

“The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales” (2017, Shout! Factory/GKids) Three cracked fables, in which several animals – including a hapless fox and a very anxious pig – discover that their capabilities extend far beyond their respective breeds. Amusing and … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: The Wide World of Thrills and Chills Edition

“Princess Mononoke Collector’s Edition” (1997, Shout! Factory/GKIDS) A tribal prince in feudal Japan is inflicted with a curse after an attack by a woodland god corrupted by an iron ball in its body. To lift the curse, he travels to … Continue reading

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