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

THE BEST OF THE DANNY KAYE SHOW (DVD)

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 300 minutes

Hopefully, more DVDs of Kaye’s variety productions will find their way into release in the near future.


Posted on October 6, 2014 by

REPORTING ON THE TIMES

1 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 18 minutes

According to the film, only 26 articles related to the Holocaust received front page placement between 1939 and 1945 – the majority of coverage on this subject was buried within the newspaper, and the film states the newspaper intentionally used anodyne language to scrub down the severity of the war crimes being committed by the Nazi forces…


Posted on October 4, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: SOMETHING A LITTLE LESS SERIOUS

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 on the hunt for a Big W…



Posted on October 3, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: LOUISIANA JOURNEY

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 reheats a New Orleans fiasco…



Posted on September 26, 2014 by

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

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