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Bird


DVD & TV
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


DVD & TV
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


DVD & TV
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


DVD & TV
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


DVD & TV
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


DVD & TV
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


DVD & TV
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


DVD & TV
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

The Van Peebles Family Double Feature


DVD & TV
Baadasssss! (2004)--Recounting how his father, Melvin, made the seminal 1971 film Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song, Mario Van Peebles has put together Baadasssss!, a solid and entertaining picture th ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 15, 2004 David Walker

Introducing Kinji Fukasaku


DVD & TV
Back in 2001, the Northwest Film Center presented a showcase of films by director Kinji Fukasaku. At the time I was only marginally aware of Fukasaku's work, having seen the cult classic Black Lizard ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 8, 2004 David Walker
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