THE GREAT FLOOD (DVD)

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

Morrison eschews narration for this production, using an imaginative score by jazz guitarist Bill Frisell to offer an acoustic illustration of this extraordinary catastrophe…


Posted on May 22, 2014 by

BOARDWALK (DVD)

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 98 minutes

It is a depressing central story, but it wobbles by throwing in a surplus of soap opera subplots that create a messy melodrama.


Posted on May 17, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: MATCH GAME

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 ready to match the stars…



Posted on May 16, 2014 by

BENEATH THE BLINDFOLD

3 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 55 minutes

This compelling nonfiction feature offers a sympathetic view of strong people that overcame merciless efforts to destroy their lives…


Posted on May 15, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: THE ISLE OF PINGO PONGO

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 some old-school racism…



Posted on May 9, 2014 by

THE MISHAPS OF MUSTY SUFFER (DVD)

3 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 117 minutes

Unfortunately, his unhealthy habit of aggressively mugging for the camera often got in the way of the action…


Posted on May 4, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: THE AVENGERS LAURENT-PERRIER COMMERCIAL

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 drunk on vintage spy-fi…



Posted on May 2, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: A WORLD’S FAIR DIARY

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 revisits an old future…



Posted on April 25, 2014 by

YURUMEIN (HOMELAND)

5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 50 minutes

A Carib dance group from Honduras also visits the island, bringing back traditions not seen on St. Vincent in two centuries…


Posted on April 21, 2014 by

MONEY & LIFE

0.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 86 minutes

The film’s clueless narrative and naïve understanding of history, politics and economics has a ridiculous charm that makes it an amusing distraction…


Posted on April 20, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: CUCUMBER CASTLE

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 plays the wrong Game of Thrones…



Posted on April 18, 2014 by

YOU’RE LOOKING AT ME LIKE I LIVE HERE AND I DON’T

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

Many sensitive viewers will find themselves becoming teary-eyed at this riveting view of a woman whose mind and body have separated…


Posted on April 14, 2014 by

CAMPAIGN OF HATE: RUSSIA AND GAY PROPAGANDA

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 78 minutes

This disturbing yet compelling film is a must-see for anyone with an interest in today’s Russia and the threat to LGBT people around the world…


Posted on April 13, 2014 by

THE PEOPLE VS. PAUL CRUMP (DVD)

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

Friedkin blurred the lines of nonfiction filmmaking by using staged re-enactments of the robbery and conducting staged interviews…


Posted on April 12, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: JIM CROCE VTN FREE CONCERT

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 tries to save time in a bottle…



Posted on April 11, 2014 by

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