Category Archives: Home Video

Famous Monsters and Me – Pt. 4: Christopher Lee

When I heard that Christopher Lee had died on June 7, my first thoughts were of The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) and Horror of Dracula (1958), the two British films that made him a star and forever associated Lee with … Continue reading

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Les Blank & Leon Russell – Gumbo Stew

Les Blank’s A Poem Is a Naked Person is a very strange animal, a film that resists easy classification. I’ve seen it three times so far at press screenings, so I guess you could say I’ve been hooked. Ostensibly, it’s … Continue reading

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Oops!

Due to a glitch, the post that appeared earlier today, The Best Seat in the House, was put up before it was entirely ready. A photo was missing from the end and I hadn’t done a final proof of the … Continue reading

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Films etc. – Three Years Down the Road

Last Saturday, April 25, marked three years since I started this blog. Since that time I’ve written 77 posts and have gathered 644 followers. I know these aren’t big numbers by Internet standards, but I’m not complaining. Here’s a kind … Continue reading

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“Goodnight Mommy” – Sweet Dreams

Goodnight Mommy, which we saw on Saturday as part of the New Directors New Films series, is not scheduled to open in this country until August, but I’m too excited by the film to wait until then to write about … Continue reading

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Black & White Visions and Pointless Shootouts – 3 Films

Last Friday I saw The Gunman, a film I had hopes for, given that Sean Penn and Javier Bardem were in the cast. From the trailer it appeared to be the kind of action film I like when they’re well … Continue reading

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“Grey Gardens” – Then & Now

I first saw Grey Gardens nearly 39 years ago at the Film Society of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. I saw it again last Friday when it opened for a one-week run at Film Forum. For the current release,¬†Grey … Continue reading

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