Category: EDITOR’S BLOG

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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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 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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Snowmageddonapocalyptofinitusfinitatus 2014

Snowmageddonapocalyptofinitusfinitatus 2014

February 5, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

A fascinating / whatever stills menagerie of the snowstorm that hit Toronto, taken in & around the Danforth.

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A Story of Children and Film: A DVD Tally

A Story of Children and Film: A DVD Tally

February 4, 2014 | By

For those who’ve now seen Mark Cousins’ A Story of Children and Film (2013), here’s a tally of what is and isn’t available on home video.

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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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The Return of The Power (1984), plus The Kindred (1987)

The Return of The Power (1984), plus The Kindred (1987)

February 2, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

As finishing touches are being added to a short camera test video tied to the upcoming reviews of jOBS (2013) and Welcome to Macintosh (2008), here are two reviews tied to filmmakers Jeffrey Obrow and Stephen Carpenter: The Power (1984), new on DVD from Scorpion Releasing, and the still-unavailable The Kindred (1987).

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Sinbad on Blu – Double-Time!

Sinbad on Blu – Double-Time!

January 23, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Today’s offering are two Ray Harryhausen treats on Blu from Twilight Time: The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1972) and Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977), plus details of the next imminent wave of reviews.

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Video Tales I: Rewind This, Firing Up the Betamax, and The Magic Beta Case

Video Tales I: Rewind This, Firing Up the Betamax, and The Magic Beta Case

January 11, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

The Editor’s Blog goes in-depth with much personal blather about Josh Johnson’s new documentary on VHS collecting, Rewind This! (MPI). In addition to a review of the doc, there’s a review Charlie Sheen’s No Man’s Land as watched on Betamax, a short-short film on “The Magic Beta Case,” and a review of David Gregory’s great doc on Britain’s Video Nasty era – Ban the Sadist Videos! (Severin Films).

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R.I.P. Wojciech Kilar

R.I.P. Wojciech Kilar

December 29, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

R.I.P. Wojciech Kilar, one of Poland’s greatest composers.

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