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

THE BOOTLEG FILES: THE MAGNIFICENT TWO

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 picks up a forgotten British romp…



Posted on July 11, 2014 by

SALTY DOG BLUES

4 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 53 minutes

This intelligent and well-produced endeavor is a compelling triumph of non-fiction filmmaking…


Posted on July 7, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: THE LOTTERY

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 casts the first stone…



Posted on July 4, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: THE THIEF AND THE COBBLER

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 considers a legendary unfinished animated epic…



Posted on June 27, 2014 by

LIFE ON THE V: THE STORY OF V66

3 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 96 minutes

Within two years of its launch, V66 was off the air and WVJV-TV was sold to the Home Shopping Network.


Posted on June 22, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: MAKING A LIVING

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 disastrous movie debut…



Posted on June 20, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: A SHAUN CASSIDY SPECIAL

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 chews on some vintage bubble gum pop…



Posted on June 13, 2014 by

THE FIERY ANGEL (DVD)

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 124 minutes

Galina Gorchakova’s Renata is a masterwork of mixed passions…


Posted on June 8, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: THE GOLDEN PALACE

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 thanks you for being a friend…



Posted on June 6, 2014 by

SALOME (DVD)

4 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 109 minutes

The story’s wild mix of envelope-pushing political, religious and emotional obsessions has a strong resonance in a contemporary world…


Posted on May 31, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: PARABLE

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 meets the clown from Nazareth…



Posted on May 30, 2014 by

MEET THE ROBERTSONS (DVD)

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

Rarely has nonfiction filmmaking been so thoroughly incompetent…


Posted on May 24, 2014 by

DESERT RIDERS

4 Stars
Year Released: 77167
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 75 minutes

As Vic Sarin’s disturbing documentary shows, camel jockeys recruited for this sport came at a brutal price: boys as young as three who were either trafficked or sold by their parents in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sudan and Mauritania…


Posted on May 23, 2014 by

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