THE MARCEL PEREZ COLLECTION (DVD)

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2015
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 120 minutes

This new DVD collection offers a rare sampling of Perez’s surviving work, with five comedies made in Italy between 1911 and 1914 and five comedies made in the U.S. between 1916 and 1921.


Posted on February 1, 2015 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: THE BEST LITTLE SPECIAL IN TEXAS

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 goes deep in the heart of Texas…



Posted on January 30, 2015 by

WRESTLING WITH SATAN (DVD)

4 Stars
Year Released: 2015
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 76 minutes

Can a Christian find salvation with the help of XL-sized men in tights that pummel each other with folding chairs?


Posted on January 27, 2015 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: POOR DEVIL

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 uncovers the dark side of the Candy Man…



Posted on January 23, 2015 by

BIPOLARIZED: RETHINKING MENTAL ILLNESS

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2015
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 76 minutes

The film is so heavily burdened with hammy close-ups that it often feels like a feature-length selfie…


Posted on January 21, 2015 by

BECOMING MADE

4 Stars
Year Released: 2015
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 35 minutes

This marvelous documentary short is truly fascinating and invigorating, and the gallery of woodblock prints presented at the film’s closing is a joy to behold…


Posted on January 19, 2015 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: DRESSED TO KILL

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 visits 221B Baker Street…



Posted on January 16, 2015 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: CAPED CRUSADER: THE DARK HOURS

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 goes batty for a new fan film…



Posted on January 9, 2015 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: THE RUNNER STUMBLES

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 re-evaluates a Stanley Kramer flop…



Posted on January 2, 2015 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: JOHN DENVER’S ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS

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 inhales a Rocky Mountain high…



Posted on December 26, 2014 by

PHOBIA (DVD)

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

To its credit, the film has a sharp visual sense and production style that echoes the central character’s emotional tumult…


Posted on December 24, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: A FAMILY CIRCUS CHRISTMAS

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 chills with the invisible grandfather in Heaven…



Posted on December 19, 2014 by

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

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