THE BOOTLEG FILES: GATES TO PARADISE

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 liberates the Holy Land with a bunch of French kids…



Posted on March 21, 2014 by

RED WEDDING

5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 58 minutes

She speaks of her experiences with a maturity and composure that is inspiring to behold…


Posted on March 17, 2014 by

LA MUERTE DE PINOCHET

1 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 67 minutes

Hell, even Pinochet deserved a better film than this!


Posted on March 16, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: THE YANKEE DOODLER

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 reflects in the greatness of Fred Mertz…



Posted on March 14, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: BON VOYAGE, CHARLIE BROWN (AND DON’T COME BACK!!)

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 gives Snoopy a French kiss…



Posted on March 7, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: CAPTAIN EO

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 another Disney oddity…



Posted on February 28, 2014 by

FORWARD 13: WAKING UP THE AMERICAN DREAM

0.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 97 minutes

As non-fiction filmmaking goes, this work is a complete disaster…


Posted on February 26, 2014 by

IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD: CRITERION COLLECTION (BLU-RAY)

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 163 minutes

This presentation also has one of the most joyously entertaining commentary tracks ever recorded…


Posted on February 22, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: THE JOKER IS WILD

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 to the original Pope Francis…



Posted on February 21, 2014 by

SALINGER (DVD)

4 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 120 minutes

This film provides some wonderful surprises, including never-before-seen photos of Salinger going out and about during his years of alleged seclusion…


Posted on February 19, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: FILMING “THE TRIAL”

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 locates another unfinished Orson Welles film…



Posted on February 14, 2014 by

SHIRLEY TEMPLE (1928 – 2014)

The bubbly child star of the 1930s made a profound impact on the world…



Posted on February 11, 2014 by

CLENCH & RELEASE

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

And not unlike the great stand-up comics of yesteryear, Lauriston leaves her invigorated audience hungry for more…


Posted on February 8, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: ROBOT MONSTER

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 has nice things to say about Ro-Man…



Posted on February 7, 2014 by

RAISING MATTY CHRISTIAN

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

And while some people mistakenly simply saw his life merely as a conquest over disability, Matty embodied a physical serenity that very few able-bodied individuals would ever hope to reach…


Posted on February 3, 2014 by

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