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Movies Till Dawn: The Saturday Morning Strange Goes Straight to Hell

“Surf Nazis Must Die” (1987, Troma Films) A future California falls into lawlessness following a cataclysmic earthquake, and from the rubble rises a new Nazi regime (which includes LA Beat alumnus Michael Sonye) which aims to rule the beaches (and … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: The People Next Door

“All Or Nothing” (2002, Severin Films) Studies in quiet (and not so quiet) desperation via three working class families in London, who respond to the millstone of daily life around their necks with a mix of heartbreak, defeat, and carelessness. … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Vintage Distractions

“My Little Chickadee” (1940, Kino Lorber) The lawless Western town of Greasewood City is no match for the twin Dionysian forces of saloon singer and free thinker Flower Belle (Mae West) and garrulous con man Cuthbert J. Twillie (W.C. Fields), … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Science Fiction and Fact

“Minor Premise” (2020, Utopia) Researcher Sathya Sridharan, crumbling under strain from multiple fronts (his late father’s scientific legacy, his shambolic life, alcohol), pours his energy into an experiment to control emotion, which literally shatters him into 10 distinct personalities, each … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Hot and Cool ’70s Crime Double Feature

Midnight – “The Taking of Pelham One Two Three” – Thriller (1974, Kino Lorber) Gritty and witty hostage thriller with Walter Matthau in full hangdog mode as a New York City Transit Authority cop who becomes the primary contact – … Continue reading

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