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

DOCTOR, LAWYER, INDIAN CHIEF

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 60 minutes

Writer/director Pablo D’Stair has crafted an intriguing story where lies and obfuscations suffocate a marriage…


Posted on July 26, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: THE JAMES GARNER-MARIETTE HARTLEY POLAROID COMMERCIALS

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 smiles for a camera-friendly duo…



Posted on July 25, 2014 by

SKIN IN THE GAME: THE RAVEN RILEY STORY

4 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 80 minutes

This is one of the most intelligent and provocative films about the adult entertainment business.


Posted on July 19, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: THE STRANGE WOMAN

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 genuflects before a screen beauty…



Posted on July 18, 2014 by

SIX BY SONDHEIM (DVD)

3 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 90 minutes

The production traces Sondheim’s tumultuous life and career in a collage of interviews that he gave over the years…


Posted on July 12, 2014 by

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