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AVANT-GARDE 2: EXPERIMENTAL CINEMA 1928-1954 (KINO)

Video and DVD

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 1, 2007
1928-'54, Not Rated Kino's second two-DVD set compiled from the collection of experimental cinema advocate Raymond Rohauer is a godsend. Covering 1928-1954, Avant-Garde 2 spans the generation t  

THE HOST (MAGNOLIA)

Video and DVD

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 1, 2007
2006, Rated R It's not wise to dump gallons of formaldehyde into a river -- who knows what genetic deformity might pop up decades later? South Korea finds out in this truly incredible monster fl  

BAA BAA BLACK SHEEP: VOLUME 2 (UNIVERSAL)

Video and DVD

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 1, 2007
1976, Not Rated One of the last series set during World War II, this program -- in syndication it was titled Black Sheep Squadron -- was loosely based on the memoirs of Major Greg "Pappy" Boyin  

The Woman in the Window (MGM)

DVD Review

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 18, 2007
1944, Not Rated The German-filmed Metropolis, M and Mabuse trifecta forever ensures monocled director Fritz Lang's place in history, but his later work in Hollywood is just as vital, if not more  

The Italian (Sony)

DVD Review

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 18, 2007
2006, Rated PG-13 Foreign-language films about waifs tend to be sweet, sentimental even -- Kolya and Central Station are prime examples.So the Russian film The Italian is a refreshing surprise, t  

Avenue Montaigne (ThinkFilm)

DVD Review

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 18, 2007
2006, Rated G Avenue Montaigne is one of Paris' most luxurious stretches, where the uber-rich, uber-talented and uber-beautiful live, work and play. Director Daniele Thompson sets her eponymous,  

The Best of Bravestarr (BCI)

DVD Review

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 18, 2007
1987, Unrated This was the last series ever produced by Filmation Studios (the creators of Star Trek: The Animated Series, The New Adventures of Superman, He-Man and She-Ra), and ran in syndicati  

Screamers (First Look Home Entertainment)

DVD Reviews

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 4, 2007
2007, Rated R Metal band System of a Down are screamers, both musically and in another more important sense. As defined in this documentary by former BBC World News anchorwoman Carla Garapedian,   

The Murder of Fred Hampton (Facets)

DVD Reviews

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 4, 2007
1971, Not Rated What began as a documentary on Hampton and the Illinois branch of the Black Panther Party by filmmakers Mike Gray and Howard Alk was transformed into vital evidence that was used   

The Abandoned (Lionsgate)

DVD Reviews

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 4, 2007
2007, Rated R The recent neglect of creepy haunted house flicks in favor of high-intensity gorefests is a shame considering the former's long history within the horror genre. The Hostel and Saw   

Film School (Docurama)

DVD Reviews

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 4, 2007
2007, Not Rated This IFC original docu-series from Academy Award nominee Nanette Burstein seems like a cross between the HBO-Miramax series Project Greenlight and the Fox reality series On the Lo  

The Bridge (Koch Lorber)

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0 Comments · Wednesday, June 20, 2007
2006, Unrated Over the course of one year, filmmaker Eric Steel and crew filmed San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. The shots captured from cameras set up on parallel shores detail the bridge in  

Gray Matters (20th Century Fox)

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0 Comments · Wednesday, June 20, 2007
2006, Rated R It's a glum experience watching good talent go wrong. With Heather Graham, star of the wrong-headed -- make that dunderheaded -- coming-out romantic comedy Gray Matters, you wonder  

Big Easy To Big Empty (Disinformation)

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0 Comments · Wednesday, June 20, 2007
2007, Unrated The lack of response to Hurricane Katrina, pre- and post-disaster, has inspired outrage and investigation on several fronts but seemingly little in terms of real outcomes. Reporter   

Wait Till Your Father Gets Home: The Complete First Season (Warner Home Video)

Video and DVD

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 20, 2007
1972, Not Rated Having already produced animated sitcoms set in the Stone Age (The Flintstones) and the future (The Jetsons), a contemporary effort seemed obvious for Hanna-Barbera. However, what