THE BOOTLEG FILES: OLIVER AND THE ARTFUL DODGER

Phil Hall’s The Bootleg Files explores the wild world of memorable films and TV productions that can be found in unauthorized presentations. This week, Phil takes a spin through Dickensian England…



Posted on November 21, 2014 by

THE MERV GRIFFIN SHOW 1962-1986 (DVD)

5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 2520 minutes

This may sound like apostasy, but the comedy highlights from Griffin’s 1960s shows surpassed anything that Carson was doing in that same period…


Posted on November 20, 2014 by

SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD (BLU-RAY/DVD)

1 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 106 minutes

By contemporary standards, the film is a bore – it comes across like a dreary vacation tour where nothing of interest happens, despite the constantly changing scenery…


Posted on November 15, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: TRANCE AND DANCE IN BALI

Phil Hall’s The Bootleg Files explores the wild world of memorable films and TV productions that can be found in unauthorized presentations. This week, Phil shakes his stuff for Margaret Mead…



Posted on November 14, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: ALL-AMERICAN CO-ED

Phil Hall’s The Bootleg Files explores the wild world of memorable films and TV productions that can be found in unauthorized presentations. This week, Phil digs up a half-forgotten Oscar-nominated B-movie…



Posted on November 7, 2014 by

PELICAN DREAMS

3 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: G
Running Time: 80 minutes

As with her earlier documentary, Irving captures avian life with extraordinary cinematography.


Posted on November 5, 2014 by

WE’RE GONERS IT’S FINE RELAX

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 14 minutes

The result is the most wonderfully warped island non-paradise this side of “H.R. Pufnstuf.”


Posted on November 3, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: CHICO AND THE MAN

Phil Hall’s The Bootleg Files explores the wild world of memorable films and TV productions that can be found in unauthorized presentations. This week, Phil remembers a great old sitcom that has been gone for too long…



Posted on October 31, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: CZECHOSLOVAKIA 1968

Phil Hall’s The Bootleg Files explores the wild world of memorable films and TV productions that can be found in unauthorized presentations. This week, Phil bounces a Czech…



Posted on October 24, 2014 by

BOOMER’S STORY – A CELEBRATION OF RY COODER

5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 20 minutes

Cook, with his geek-chic persona and undiluted enthusiasm for Cooder’s classic music, is a wonderful presence.


Posted on October 19, 2014 by

BOTTLES

5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 8 minutes

“Bottles” offers a provocative and uncommonly mature view of dealing with grief and trying to escape from one’s past…


Posted on October 18, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: JASPER GOES HUNTING

Phil Hall’s The Bootleg Files explores the wild world of memorable films and TV productions that can be found in unauthorized presentations. This week, Phil tracks down a very rare Bugs Bunny appearance…



Posted on October 17, 2014 by

THE LIVES OF HAMILTON FISH

5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 85 minutes

In my book, this is the very best film of 2014…


Posted on October 16, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: THE GREAT CARROT-TRAIN ROBBERY

Phil Hall’s The Bootleg Files explores the wild world of memorable films and TV productions that can be found in unauthorized presentations. This week, Phil hangs with some other Warner Bros. rabbits…



Posted on October 10, 2014 by

SECRETARIAT’S JOCKEY RON TURCOTTE

3 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 75 minutes

And, on occasion, Turcotte seems less than enthused with Cormeau’s presence, offering a grudgingly polite tolerance of the camera…


Posted on October 9, 2014 by

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