Category: FILM REVIEWS

Robert Redford: Leaping from 1973 to 2013

Robert Redford: Leaping from 1973 to 2013

February 27, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Blu-ray reviews of two films showing Robert Redford in peak form – 1973′s The Way We Were (Twilight Time) and 2013′s All Is Lost (eOne).

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Best Laid Plans + Wandel’s

Best Laid Plans + Wandel’s

February 27, 2014 | By

A review of the CBC’s recently broadcast 6-episode adaptation of Terry Fallis’ novel Best Laid Plans, set and filmed in Ottawa, and because I’m the editor, an extract of a garden video I shot in the Gatineau region.

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Beloved Infidel

Beloved Infidel

February 24, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Reviewed is the F. Scott Fitzgerald – Sheilah Graham biopic Beloved Infidel (1959) from Twilight Time, some thoughts on annual Best of the Year home video tallies, and upcoming reviews.

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When Jews Were Funny

When Jews Were Funny

February 20, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Review of Alan Zweig’s When Jews Were Funny, plus thoughts on being a curmudgeon. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.)

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Doc Martin: The Current Years (2011-2013)

Doc Martin: The Current Years (2011-2013)

February 19, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Now up: reviews of Doc Martin Seasons 5 and 6, plus some quick updates on the continuing transitions of Mondomark.com and KQEK.com.

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Doc Martin: The Early Years (2000-2007)

Doc Martin: The Early Years (2000-2007)

February 12, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

In a lead-up to the release of Doc Martin: Season 6 – already available in the U.S., and delayed for Canada until mid-March – from the old site I’ve transferred reviews of the films, teleplays and seasons in which Britain’s grumpiest doctor debuted, and grew into a (slightly) romantic albeit still resiliently short-tempered man.

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Shockers Grim & Bright: The Other (1971) + How to Seduce a Virgin (1974)

Shockers Grim & Bright: The Other (1971) + How to Seduce a Virgin (1974)

February 10, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Just uploaded: reviews of The Other on Blu-ray (Twilight Time) + Jess Franco’s How to Seduce a Virgin / aka / Plaisir à trois (1974) from Mondo Macabro.

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jOBS (2013) + Welcome to Macintosh (2008)

jOBS (2013) + Welcome to Macintosh (2008)

February 4, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Reviews of the 2013 Steve Jobs biopic jOBS (Universal) + Robert Baca and Josh Rizzo’s Welcome to Macintosh (Baca Productions), plus links to a pair of new shorts at Big Head Amusements.

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Mark Cousins’ A Story of Children and Film

Mark Cousins’ A Story of Children and Film

February 3, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Review of Mark Cousins’ latest filmic essay, The Story of Children and Film, currently screening at The Bloor Cinema.

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Dario Argento’s Dracula 3D (2012)

Dario Argento’s Dracula 3D (2012)

February 3, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

As promised, I’ve uploaded a review of Dario Argento’s Dracula 3D (MPI / IFC), and added reviews of the director’s last two films, Giallo (2009) and Mother of Tears (2007), from the old site. Also in today’s blog: some teaser images of a camera test using a rare video camera that appears as a prop in the meh biopic jOBS (2013).

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