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The Criterion Collection's John Cassavetes: Five Films

John Cassavetes is the archetypal modern American independent filmmaker. There were other mavericks before him, like Orson Welles and Samuel Fuller, but Cassavetes' singular style and determination to ...   More
Wednesday, November 24, 2004 Aaron Fuller

The UP Series: The Definitive Collection of All the Original UP Series Film

In 1964, a British television documentary gathered 14 7-year-olds from different economic and societal backgrounds for a series of interviews. The age was chosen from a Jesuit maxim, "Give me a child ...   More
Wednesday, November 17, 2004 Aaron Fuller


With Ray currently playing in theaters and earning accolades, it's time to spotlight a great musician's bio-pic that somehow hasn't gotten its popular due over the years: Bird (1988). Directed by Clin ...   More
Wednesday, November 10, 2004 Aaron Fuller

Disinformation on DVD

Since the 1990s, Disinfo.com has served as a clearinghouse for information on conspiracy theory, UFOs, the counterculture and the occult. "Dossiers" filled with hyperlinks provide everything you might ...   More
Wednesday, November 3, 2004 Christopher Luna

The Dawn of the Dead Super Zombified Quadruple Feature

It takes a special kind of person to sit down and watch what amounts to three versions of the same movie (two times each, if you count audio commentaries). But director George A. Romero's Dawn of the ...   More
Wednesday, October 27, 2004 David Walker

Stand-up Comedy Double Feature

George Carlin: Complaints & Grievances (2004)--There are a lot of comedians taking advantage of the trails blazed by Lenny Bruce (see story, page 64), who was the test case for the limits of freed ...   More
Wednesday, October 20, 2004 David Walker

Videodrome: The Criterion Collection

Canadian auteur David Cronenberg's 1983 Videodrome is a disturbing, darkly humorous treatise on the powerful influence of television, and it's the most fully realized of his early films. James Woods s ...   More
Wednesday, October 13, 2004 Christopher Luna

The Star Wars Trilogy Box Set

There's a common misconception that I hate the Star Wars movies. There's some truth to it, but "hate" is too strong of a word. It's more like I'm annoyed by Star Wars, and even then, it's hard to tell ...   More
Wednesday, October 6, 2004 David Walker

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind / R.I.P. Russ Meyer, March 21, 1922-Sept. 18, 2004

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless MindAll hyperbole aside, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is one of the best films of the year. Oh, who am I kidding? Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, direc ...   More
Wednesday, September 29, 2004 David Walker

The Gangsta Gangsta Double Feature

Blue Hill Avenue (2001)--Chronicling the lives of four inner-city friends from the mean streets of Boston's Roxbury neighborhood, Blue Hill Avenue combines elements from the 'hood films of the early ' ...   More
Wednesday, September 22, 2004 David Walker
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