THE BOOTLEG FILES: THE CARPENTERS AT CHRISTMAS

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 is on the top of the world looking down on creation…



Posted on December 20, 2013 by

WINGS OF A WARRIOR: THE JIMMY DOOLITTLE STORY (DVD)

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 84 minutes

Unfortunately, director Gardner Doolittle (a third cousin of the subject) decided to make himself an on-screen narrator…


Posted on December 17, 2013 by

FAR FROM VIETNAM (DVD)

1.5 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 115 minutes

Obviously, there was more than a little amnesia on the road from Dien Bien Phu to the Cannes screening rooms…


Posted on December 16, 2013 by

COMING OUT POLISH STYLE

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 60 minutes

What is it like to be an LGBT individual in today’s Poland? According to this documentary co-directed by Slawomir Grünberg and Katka Reszke, it is a bit of a strange situation…


Posted on December 15, 2013 by

SAVING MR. BANKS

1 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 125 minutes

Sadly, audiences have to swallow more than a spoonful of sugar to digest this blatantly phony movie…


Posted on December 13, 2013 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: QUO VADIS?

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 fiddles while Nero burns…



Posted on December 13, 2013 by

JFK ASSASSINATION: THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE (DVD)

3 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 90 minutes

One theory insists that the driver of the presidential limousine shot Kennedy at point blank range while the vehicle was in motion…


Posted on December 9, 2013 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: MACBETH

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 up his kilt for the Scottish play…



Posted on December 6, 2013 by

LE JOLI MAI (DVD)

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 146 minutes

Unavailable in the U.S. for too many years, this 1963 documentary from Chris Marker and Pierre Lhomme offers a distinctive preservation of the lives and thoughts of the people in Paris during May 1962, when the conclusion of the Algerian war gave the post-World War II French a rare springtime without military or political angst…


Posted on December 3, 2013 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: FOL-DE-ROL

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 detonates a psychedelic bomb…



Posted on November 29, 2013 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: THE NIX AND MUCHMORE FILMS OF THE KENNEDY ASSASSINATION

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 an American tragedy…



Posted on November 22, 2013 by

WORLD’S WORST DIRECTOR

0.5 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 23 episodes minutes

A ubiquitous hiss on the soundtrack is the only thing here that will keep the most devoted viewer awake.


Posted on November 21, 2013 by

THE DAY KENNEDY DIED (DVD)

3 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 92 minutes

Although the film covers territory that is too familiar to many people, it still manages to resonate with a sense of dread and sorrow over the unprecedented tragedy of that horrible day…


Posted on November 16, 2013 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: MOSCOW STRIKES 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 helps Stalin kick Hitler in his axis…



Posted on November 15, 2013 by

HERE’S EDIE (DVD)

3 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 720 minutes

Adams was a charming presence throughout each episode.


Posted on November 14, 2013 by

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