Archive for March, 2015

Electric Boogaloo

Electric Boogaloo

in American Documentaries

For those of us who grew up in the 80’s, Cannon Films were synonyms for an aging Charles Bronson blowing up dozens of punks in some desolated neighborhood or the almighty Chuck Norris shooting his way through the jungle. There is however much more to the – colorful – story of The Cannon Group, which is what this unofficial documentary […]

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R100 Blu-Ray

R100 Blu-Ray

in Blu-Ray Reviews

A surrealist S&M film by Japanese comedian-turned filmmaker Hitoshi Matsumoto, R100 is now available on Blu-Ray. The movie centers on a man whose life gets turned upside down after joining an S&M club. Featuring a post-modern twist – a classic tale of film within a film – as well as some strong and sometime shocking doses of dark humor, R100 is certainly […]

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Los Angeles Plays Itself

Los Angeles Plays Itself

in American Documentaries

Dating back to 2003, this somewhat confidential documentary had gained an almost cult status among Los Angeles cinephiles before finally getting a proper release on Blu-Ray, DVD and streaming. A labor of love written and directed by local film scholar Thom Andersen, Los Angeles Plays Itself documents LAs’ onscreen incarnations, from the early days to modern cinema. The film provides […]

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