Film

A Ghost Story

A Ghost Story

| July 14, 2017

David Lowery’s 2013 feature Ain’t Them Bodies Saints earned its fair share of comparisons to Terrence Malick, and Disney’s choice to have Lowery helm the Pete’s Dragon remake seemed odd on the surface. It seemed even more strange given Lowery’s other film work as an editor on Amy Seimetz’s Sun Don’t Shine (2012), Shane Carruth’s […]

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American Fable

American Fable

| July 13, 2017

When young Gitty, Peyton Kennedy, finds a man (Richard Schiff; The West Wing) she believes can grant wishes trapped in her family’s silo, she’s torn between letting her new friend go and protecting her family, who may have imprisoned him there in the first place. Writer/Director Anne Hamilton has put together a cool little movie […]

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The Bat People

The Bat People

| July 13, 2017

That we can now order The Bat People (a.k.a. It Lives By Night (1974)) on Blu-ray is astonishing. The release of this disc alone is a testament to just how significant the work that the folks over at Scream Factory are doing for horror cinema preservation. Sure, films like John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982) and […]

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I Am the Blues

I Am the Blues

| July 13, 2017

When I see a film about the Blues and it opens up with a guy who I know is familiar, but I just can’t put my finger on his name, I know it’s going to be a great documentary. In this case, it was the great Chicago Blues legend Bobby Rush, and I was in […]

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Leftovers

Leftovers

| July 11, 2017

“Making this movie has been one of the most trying, rewarding, frustrating and eye opening experiences of my life and it was well worth the journey” – Seth Hancock (director) One of the most powerful and thought-provoking documentaries of the year, Leftovers, coming to VOD and DVD on July 11 and August 29, respectively. Photographer Seth […]

Love at First Child

Love at First Child

| July 11, 2017

Despite some back pain after a wild one-night stand, successful architect and womanizer Ange Pagani is having a perfectly normal day. Until a frantic woman named Gabrielle turns up at his office, claiming his son has gotten her teenage daughter pregnant. Problem is, Ange has no son! He does everything to avoid Gabrielle, but for […]

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Species: Collector’s Edition

Species: Collector’s Edition

| July 9, 2017

For Shout! Factory/Scream Factory, June and July of 2017 are months packed with Blu-ray releases of films in desperate need of reappraisal or revisitation, beginning with June’s release of the too-oft unseen Where the Buffalo Roam (1980), which stars Bill Murray as Hunter S. Thompson! They followed that up with Blu-rays of The Lawnmower Man […]

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Absolutely Anything

Absolutely Anything

| July 7, 2017

When a powerful alien race decides to test the human race by giving one man (Simon Pegg; Hot Fuzz) omnipotence, he understandably lets it go to his head, shaping the world to his will while trying to navigate a relationship with his downstairs neighbor (Kate Beckinsale; Underworld).  Along the way he makes makes his dog […]

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Correspondence

Correspondence

| July 6, 2017

After a 6 year relationship with her former astrophysics professor (Jeremy Irons; Die Hard With a Vengeance), Amy (Olga Kurylenko) discovers that he has passed away after a short fight with brain cancer.  While she’s devastated by the loss, she finds herself drawn into a mysterious investigation as she continues to receive messages and gifts from […]

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Windows

Windows

| July 5, 2017

Gordon Willis’ work as a director of photography is legendary. His iconic cinematography shaped such classics of the 1970’s as The Godfather (though he shot the whole trilogy), Woody Allen’s Annie Hall (1977) and Manhattan (1979), and All the President’s Men (1976). Naming but these few films alone should evidence the import of Willis’ work […]