10 Problematic Films That Could Use Warning Labels

10 Problematic Films That Could Use Warning Labels It’s now widely accepted that despite being a beloved classic, “Gone With the Wind” needs an explanation of its context when it’s screened on TV or in theaters. HBO Max says it will eventually restore ...

Richard H. Kline Dies: Academy Award-Nominated ‘Camelot’ And ‘King Kong’ Cinematographer Was 91

Richard H. Kline Dies: Academy Award-Nominated ‘Camelot’ And ‘King Kong’ Cinematographer Was 91 Known for his work in a wide array of film genres, Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Richard H. Kline died Tuesday in Los Angeles. He was 91. Kline was known for his work for the 1967 movie ...

Richard H. Kline, Cinematographer on 'Camelot,' 'Body Heat' and 'King Kong,' Dies at 91

Richard H. Kline, Cinematographer on 'Camelot,' 'Body Heat' and 'King Kong,' Dies at 91 Richard H. Kline, the two-time Oscar-nominated cinematographer who shot such films as Camelot, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Body Heat and the 1976 remake of King Kong, has died. He was 91. Kline ...

Tuesday Blus: Anguished Oppressors in Fleischer’s The New Centurions Richard Fleischer

While he maintained a curiously uneven track record throughout his five decades as a director, Richard Fleischer’s career was speckled with as many underrated gems as camp misfires, which perhaps ...

Opening Wednesday At A Theater Or Drive-in Near You: The Shadow Cinema Of The American ‘70S

“All the films in this book share an air of disreputability… I have tried to avoid using the word art about the movies in this book, not just because I didn’t want to inflate my claims for them, but ...

The Valachi Papers

Charles Bronson plays a real-life Mafiosi in a period picture with a fine script, some good performances and a production so sloppy that the whole thing could be called The Anachronism Papers. Joseph ...

Wild, Dangerous, Imperfect, Wounded Grandeur: 18 Double Features About America

The United States is “my country, right or wrong,” of course, and I consider myself a patriotic person, but I’ve never felt that patriotism meant blind fealty to the idea of America’s rightful ...

Watch First Trailers for New Time Travel Web Series About Black People Sent Back to Slavery Days (Would You Go Back?)

Well, as I said last fall when "Send Me" was announced during its Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign: who in their right mind would want to do that (go back in time to the days of slavery)? Personally, I ...

Wild, Dangerous, Imperfect Grandeur: 11 Double Features About America

The United States is “my country, right or wrong,” of course, and I consider myself a patriotic person, but I’ve never felt that patriotism meant blind fealty to the idea of America’s rightful ...

April 14th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Babadook, Class of 1984, Long Weekend, Tales of Terror

The second week of April is a big one for horror fans, as one of the most buzzed-about indie genre films of 2014—The Babadook—is finally coming home this Tuesday courtesy of Scream Factory and IFC ...

Contest: Win the Class of 1984 Collector’s Edition Blu-ray

When someone says they're "surviving high school," it can usually be considered an exaggeration, but when it comes to the teachers and students of Lincoln High, there's a literal truth in the phrase. ...

Class of 1984 Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Trailer & Clips

Detention doesn't solve problems in Class of 1984. The atrocious actions of the unruly students call for a far more intense form of discipline that Mr. Norris is pushed to dish out in the early ’80s ...

Drum – The Blu Review

Mandingo, a 1975 movie based on the best-selling period potboiler by Kyle Onstott about sexual shenanigans between masters and slaves on the Falconhurst slave-breeding plantation, was savaged by ...

Mr. Majestyk | Blu-ray Review

To recall the cinema of Charles Bronson, one can’t get far without referencing his sterling epoch in 1970s era American film, a period eclipsed mightily by the star’s work with director Michael ...

The ‘Arrival’ of Slavery in Hollywood

Has 'slavery' finally arrived as a 'safe' subject for major motion picture production? If so, why now? The ordeal of Solomon Northup, a literate, skilled free man of colour from New York who was ...

12 Years A Slave: is it time for Steve McQueen to try something new?

The third part of his 'bodily fluids triptych' is an antidote to Hollywood's aversion to addressing slavery, but there is a whole dimension of charisma, approachability and likability missing from ...

12 Years a Slave Movie Review

Title: 12 Years a Slave Fox Searchlight Pictures Director: Steve McQueen Screenwriter: John Ridley, based on Solomon Northrup’s book Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, ...

Ken Norton Dead — Former Heavyweight Champion Dies At 70

So sad. Ken, the former heavyweight champion who famously broke Muhammad Ali’s jaw passed away on Sept. 18 at the age of 70. Ken Norton passed away in Arizona after a long career and a battle with ...

Ken Norton Dead at 70 – Starred in Mandingo and Drum

Drum, the title character in the 1976 slaverysploitation hit Drum, was that perfect specimen of slave that neither man nor women could keep their hands off. He was played by Ken Norton, a former world ...

Mark Kermode's DVD round-up

Django Unchained; Trouble With the Curve; Vehicle 19; A Dark Truth Quentin Tarantino is a lot of things, but concise isn't one of them. Buried inside the sprawling 165 minutes of Django Unchained ...

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