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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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Movies Till Dawn: Bride of (Mostly) New Movies

“On the Basis of Sex” (2018, Universal Home Video/Focus Features) Tracing the arc of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Felicity Jones) from Harvard Law School to the groundbreaking discrimination case that would pave her way to the Supreme Court. Directed and penned … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Revenge of (Mostly) New Movies

“Tyrel” (2018, Magnolia Home Entertainment) Tyler (Jason Mitchell, “Straight Outta Compton”) is the only African-American guest invited to a birthday celebration that grows more chaotic as the weekend wears on. Comparisons to “Get Out” are obvious, but don’t quite fit … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: TV Archaeology/Kids’ Stuff

“American Vandal: Season One” (2017, CBS Home Video/Paramount Home Video) Twenty-seven penises spray-painted on teachers’ cars earns school knucklehead Jimmy Tatro an expulsion, which prompts pals Tyler Alvarez and Griffin Gluck to launch a true-crime-styled documentary investigation. Your mileage may … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: New Year, (Mostly) New Movies

“Mid90s” (2018, Lionsgate) Confident directorial debut by actor Jonah Hill, who depicts, in granular detail, middle-schooler Sunny Suljic‘s attempts to find much-needed acceptance with a group of older skateboarders. Hill has the Clinton Era cultural details down pat (especially the … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Arthouse Confidential Part II

“Gas Food Lodging” (1992, Arrow Academy) Unvarnished snapshot of life in a dead-end town, as seen through the tired eyes of a single mother (Brooke Adams) and her daughters (Fairuza Balk and Ione Skye). Getting through the day-to-day on their … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: What You Could Be Watching This Weekend (Dark Deeds and Milk Cows Edition)

“The Great Silence” (1968, Film Movement Classics) Trapped by a blizzard and preyed upon by bounty killers led by the malevolent Tigrero (Klaus Kinski), the residents of a small Utah town find an unlikely defender in Silence (Jean-Louis Trintignant), a … 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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