THEO’S HOUSE

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 108 minutes

Finnish filmmaker Rax Rinnekangas has created an intriguing experimental feature film that mixes discussions of architectural design with ruminations on regret, loneliness and lost dreams…


Posted on December 17, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: THE NIGHT THE ANIMALS TALKED

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 joins the Holy Family in a strange manger…



Posted on December 12, 2014 by

THE SHEIK

4 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 95 minutes

The name Khosrow Vaziri may not be immediately familiar to most people, but during the early 1980s he was among the most hated men in America. Or, to be more accurate, he was the man that Americans loved to hate…


Posted on December 11, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: THE BATGIRL PILOT EPISODE

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 slides up the Batpole…



Posted on December 5, 2014 by

NATIONAL GALLERY

2 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 180 minutes

For the first hour, the film is utterly fascinating…


Posted on November 29, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: CODY LEE’S KING KONG VS. GODZILLA

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 shleps back to Skull Island…



Posted on November 28, 2014 by

DON GIOVANNI (DVD)

4 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 174 minutes

It is a fascinating experiment that pays off with unexpected results, breathing contemporary vitality into a very old favorite…


Posted on November 27, 2014 by

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

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