THE BOOTLEG FILES: THE MAGIC OF DAVID COPPERFIELD

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 pulls an old TV special out of his hat…



Posted on September 19, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: RABBIT TEST

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 holds his nose over a Joan Rivers stink bomb…



Posted on September 12, 2014 by

THE MOUNTAINS WILL WAIT FOR YOU

3 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 44 minutes

The long delay in a release also helps to explain the presence of Johnny Cash as the narrator.


Posted on September 11, 2014 by

GREASEPAINT

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 84 minutes

Thurmond is a charmer and his ability to spin his tumult-heavy existence into a happy-go-lucky misadventure is a testament to his skills as an entertainer…


Posted on September 10, 2014 by

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM (BLU-RAY)

4 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 99 minutes

The film version rewrote much of the original text to accommodate zany slapstick sequences…


Posted on September 7, 2014 by

CHURCHILL’S FIRST WORLD WAR (DVD)

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 93 minutes

This BBC production traces Churchill’s unsteady record as the First Lord of the Admiralty when war broke out in 1914.


Posted on September 6, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: THE MOUSE FACTORY

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 recalls a long-forgotten Disney delight…



Posted on September 5, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: TOO MUCH JOHNSON

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 gets to experience a long-lost Orson Welles curio…



Posted on August 29, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: ODOR IN THE COURT

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 another suicidal funnyman…



Posted on August 22, 2014 by

BEARS (DVD)

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: G
Running Time: 78 minutes

To its credit, the film offers some of the most invigorating cinematography presented on screen this year.


Posted on August 20, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: ERNEST AND BERTRAM

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 the hinges off the Muppets’ closet…



Posted on August 15, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: IT’S ABOUT TIME

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 excavates a primitive comedy show…



Posted on August 8, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: NOTHING LASTS FOREVER

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 catches an elusive unreleased comedy…



Posted on August 1, 2014 by

PERSONA: CRITERION COLLECTION (BLU-RAY + DVD)

5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 83 minutes

This is the ultimate celluloid Rorschach test, where the production refuses to offer a straightforward solution to the maze of thorny challenges.


Posted on July 30, 2014 by

THE DECADE THAT REDEFINED MUSICALS: INTERVIEW WITH FILM HISTORIAN LEE GAMBIN

Film historian Lee Gambin shines a new light on the diverse movie musical output of the 1970s…



Posted on July 28, 2014 by

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