Tag Archives: Warner Archives Collection

Movies Till Dawn: Haunted Castle (Halloween 2022, Part 2)

“Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” (1931, Warner Archives Collection) Frustrated by a request by the father (Halliwell Hobbes) of his fiancée (Rose Hobart) to hold off on their wedding, kindly Victorian scientist Henry Jekyll (Fredric March) finds an outlet for … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Spook-a-Rama (Halloween 2022)

“Night Gallery: Season 2” (1971-72, Kino Lorber) Sophomore season of the Rod Serling-hosted horror anthology series essentially follows the same template as its predecessor, with a respectable number of effective episodes and a sizable number of out-and-out duds. That ratio … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: A Deeper Shade of Black and White

“The Killing” (1956, Kino Lorber) Stanley Kubrick documents the rise and fall of a crew of hardluck thieves who watch their carefully planned robbery of a race track (Bay Meadows in San Mateo) fall to pieces thanks to greed, lust, … Continue reading

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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: Classics

“Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy” (2021, Film Movement) Three stories, told plainly and with the most subtle camerawork, detail the complexities in the axis of dreams, reality, and how we exist in or pursue each as part of our daily … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Violent

“Legendary Weapons of China” (1982, 88 Films) One of the more eclectic entries in the Shaw Brothers Studios catalog, this action-comedy from director Lau Kar-Lung (“Drunken Master II“) has exceptional fighting sequences – many anchored around the 18 titular weapons, … 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: 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: Something/Everyone

“Whirlybird” (2019, Kino Lorber) Polarizing documentary about Los Angeles reporters Bob (now Zoey) Tur and ex-wife Marika Gerrard, who redefined news coverage in the 1980s and 1990s by using a helicopter to provide a perspective that alternated between omniscience and … 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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