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Movies till Dawn: Creepy

“Night Caller” (2022, 123 Go Films) Grisly supernatural thriller which channels the grimy vibe of ’70s and ’80s slasher/grindhouse fare while also finding room for writer-director Chad Ferrin‘s eclectic perspective. Susan Priver stars as a psychic working for a cut-rate … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Due to Unforeseen Circumstances

“Zoot Suit” (1981, Kino Lorber) Filmed version of Luis Valdez’s , based largely on the 1942 Sleepy Lagoon murder case in Commerce and the ghastly racial animus that infected the subsequent trial. Valdez himself directs in a style that combines … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Crime and Punishment USA 2022

“The Long Goodbye” (1973, Kino Lorber) A slovenly, muttering Philip Marlowe (Elliott Gould) navigates two disappearances – a close friend and a Hemingway-style author –but finds his efforts thwarted at every turn by something worse than organized crime: an incestuous, … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: The Saturday Morning Strange Gets Crazy (Epic-Sized Edition)

“Get Crazy” (1983, Kino Lorber) The stage crew of the Saturn Theater (played by the Wiltern in the midst of its 1980s renovation) works overtime to deliver a New Year’s Eve concert to a frenzied crowd while also contending with … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: TV Party 2021

“Kevin Can Go F**k Himself: Season 1” (2021, RLJ Films) Coal-dark comedy-drama series posits a novel premise – what if the shenanigans of TV man-children like Homer, Raymond, Kevin, etc., drove their wives to murder them? – and wields it, … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Wholesome Holiday Entertainment

“Prisoners of the Ghostland” (2021,RLJE Films) In a post-apocalypse Japan which has reassembled itself as a crazy-quilt hybrid of its feudal era and the American West, the cowboy-hatted leader (Bill Moseley) of a small town sends bank robber Nicolas Cage … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Horror Business (The New Blood)

“A Quiet Place II” (2021, Paramount Home Video) Inevitable sequel to John Krasinski’s well-made 2018 creature feature is more of the same in regard to plot, but also delivers a similar degree of tightly ratcheted tension as its predecessor. Emily … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: May Queens

“The Reckoning” (2020, RLJE Films) After resisting the untoward advances of her squire landlord (Steven Waddington), 17th century London widow and mother Charlotte Kirk finds herself accused of witchcraft and facing unspeakable torture at the hands of steely witchfinder Sean … 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: 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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