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‘An Hour To Kill’ VOD Review

  • Nerdly
Stars: Mel Novak, Frankie Pozos, Aaron Guerrero, Amanda Rau, Jola Cora, Stephanie Strehlow, Alexya Garcia, Veronica Ricci, Jeff Rector, Paul Anderson, Anthony Richard Pagliaro, Brendan Mitchell, Gabriel Mercado, Luna Meow, Brian Reagan, Arash Dibazar | Written by Aaron K. Carter, Ronnie Jimenez | Directed by Aaron K. Carter

A four-part anthology (a wraparound and three segments), An Hour to Kill comes from writer/director Aaron K. Carter (Dead Kansas) and can be best described as Quentin Tarantino meets The Twilight Zone… With a wraparound – the titular An Hour To Kill – that follows two hitmen Gio (Aaron Guerrero) and Frankie (Frankie Pozos) who, following a botched hit, spend an hour driving round L.A. entertaining themselves by sharing horror stories with one another. But which hit-man’s story will be deemed most disturbing when all is said and done?

The first segment in the film is Valkyrie’s Bunker – a story of Nazi
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Overlord Review

  • HeyUGuys
The last decade has seen a surge of “Nazi horror” movies that struck enough of a chord to kick-start a subgenre. Most are risible and bypassed big screens to debut on DVD, prior to perishing in pound store video bins, but there are a few gems amongst the twaddle. Dead Snow 2: Red Vs Dead is a subgenre standout and one of a small fistful to feature the Nazi undead. Along with the lesser likes of War of the Dead, Frankenstein’s Army and Outpost, these utilised our fear/hatred of Nazism to shape a new supernatural antagonist.

Overlord is the latest Nazi horror and one of very few to make it into cinemas. Following his impressive, criminally under-seen debut Son of a Gun, director Julius Avery, with screenwriters Billy Ray, Mark L Smith and producer Jj Abrams give Nazi horror a bigger budget/ creative bolstering with enthralling results; for Overlord is a frenzied,
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New to Streaming: ‘Let the Sunshine In,’ ‘Private Life,’ ‘Phantom Thread,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’re highlighting the noteworthy titles that have recently hit platforms. Check out this week’s selections below and an archive of past round-ups here.

Ant-Man and the Wasp (Peyton Reed)

After the apocalyptic implications following the cliffhanger of Avengers: Infinity War, one wonders where Marvel could go next. Small, of course. Ant-Man was the franchise’s most playful, inconsequential offering, so it’s only fitting that another insular story featuring Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang and shrinkable company would make a worthwhile breather in a world of superheroes where the fate of the world is often the name of the game. That’s clearly–and thankfully–not the mission here and in his follow-up Peyton Reed doubles down on the comedic charms of his cast, playing up Rudd’s aloofness and
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Close-Up on Michael Mann's "Manhunter"

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Close-Up is a feature that spotlights films now playing on Mubi. Michael Mann's Manhunter (1986) is showing October 1 – 30, 2018 in the United States as part of the series Horrific October.Manhunter is Michael Mann’s first true masterpiece, the film where he successfully balances a hugely emotional story with bold use of his trademark style. Thief (1981) and The Keep (1983) each exhibit plenty of remarkable filmmaking to recommend them, but none of it coalesces to reach the same heights as the director’s 1986 adaptation of Thomas Harris’ novel, Red Dragon. Mann wrote the screenplay in addition to directing, and though he remained relatively faithful to many of the source material’s best twists and revelations, the final product visually and sonically has his personal mark all over it. Well beyond idiosyncratically changing the spelling of the novel’s now-famous Hannibal Lecter to “Lecktor,” Mann assuredly shaped the book into something with totally unique cinematic pacing,
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"An L.A. Minute "

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Sneak Peek the new comedy feature "An L.A. Minute", written and directed by Daniel Adams, starring Kiersey Clemons, Gabriel Byrne ("The Keep") Bob Balaban (Midnight Cowboy"), now playing:

"...'An L.A. Minute' is a satirical look at fame, success, the star-making machinery and the karma that attaches to all those who worship at the altar of 'Celebrity'..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "An L.A. Minute"....
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Death Line aka Raw Meat

This early gore-horror picture has a remarkable emphasis on human values, believe it or not, with a ‘monster’ that nevertheless is a paragon of loving gentleness. Add Donald Pleasance as a surly, posh-hating police inspector, and the shock value makes the Hammer films of the early ’70s taste like weak tea.

Death Line

Blu-ray + DVD

Blue Underground

1972 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 87 min. / aka Raw Meat / Street Date June 27, 2017 / 39.98

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Norman Rossington, David Ladd, Sharon Gurney, Hugh Armstrong, June Turner, Christopher Lee.

Cinematography: Alex Thomson

Art Direction: Dennis Gordon-Orr

Film Editor: Geoffrey Foot

Original Music: Jeremy Rose, Malone Wil

Written by Ceri Jones from a story by Gary Sherman

Produced by Paul Maslansky

Directed by Gary Sherman

In 1972, making a horror film was a safe way to start a career: almost anything screen-able could get a release, and if your show had enough shock value, it might even get positive critical attention.
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The Devil's in the Details: Close-Up on Guillermo Del Toro's "Hellboy"

Close-Up is a column that spotlights films now playing on Mubi. Guillermo Del Toro's Hellboy (2004) is showing on Mubi from May 14 - June 13, 2017 in the United Kingdom.It is hard to imagine a more perfect marriage of director and source material than Guillermo Del Toro with Hellboy. Mike Mignola’s graphic novel series about a demon put to work by the Feds could have been tailor-made for the Mexican fantasy auteur. Hellboy’s panels pit brutish monsters against mad visionaries in dank subterranean crypts, drawing on European folklore and making a fetish of clanking machinery, crumbling ruins and otherworldly magic. Mignola’s primary theme is always the past’s unshakeable hold over the present, the dead’s habit of returning to haunt the living. All of the above are the sort of gothic tropes that have recurred again and again in some form or other throughout Del Toro’s filmography too,
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Great Job, Internet!: A closer look at The Dark Knight’s debt to Michael Mann

Michael Mann’s one of those filmmakers whose greatest films inspire fierce debate. An argument can and has been made that nearly all of his movies (except for The Keep, maybe) is his masterpiece, whether its prestige period pieces like Last Of The Mohicans and Public Enemies or the gnarly digital pulp of Blackhat and Collateral. Nearly everyone agrees, though, that Heat is up there, an operatic meditation on cops and robbers that still manages to function as an all-time great action flick.

Chief among that movie’s fans is director Christopher Nolan, who cited it repeatedly as an inspiration for his own (arguable) masterwork, The Dark Knight. A new video essay explores just how much Nolan was able to match the tonal, topical, and even kinetic feel of that movie. (Collateral and The Insider are also featured, though to a much lesser extent.)

The Dark Knight: Visual Echoes
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NYC Weekend Watch: Spielberg, Rohmer, ‘Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence,’ ‘The Keep’ & More

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

Metrograph

Three Spielberg pictures screen this weekend, while Rohmer is highlighted with Pauline at the Beach and Full Moon in Paris on Friday.

A Rocky-Creed mini-series run on Friday and Saturday.

The Rules of the Game shows this Sunday.

Japan Society

One of David Bowie‘s greatest performances is on display in Nagisa Oshima‘s Merry Christmas,
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Michael Mann’s The Keep at Brooklyn’s Nitehawk Cinema

Michael Mann’s little-scene film, The Keep (1983), was much-maligned when it opened on Friday, December 16th, 1983. At 97 minutes, it was dismissed as a cursory telling of F. Paul Wilson’s mammoth 1981 novel of the same name. Since then, it has acquired somewhat of a cult following, and even received a letterboxed laserdisc release …

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Horror Highlights: Wizard World New Orleans 2017, Razor Reel Flanders Film Fest, Nitehawk Cinema, Attack Of The Lederhosen Zombies, The Eyes

Wizard World is coming to New Orleans January 6th–8th! Many artists and personalities will be in attendance, including some of our favorites from The Walking Dead! Also in today's Highlights: a call for Razor Reel Film Festival 2017 entries, Nitehawk Cinema's "Because I'm Evil" midnite series screenings, a trailer for Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies, and acquisition details for The Eyes.

Wizard World New Orleans 2017: Press Release: "New Orleans, December 20, 2016 - From TV magicians “Masters of Illusion” to personalities Montel Williams, Kato Kaelin and “Chumlee” of “Pawn Stars” fame to a varied lineup of exciting dance, music, art and other options, Wizard World (Otcbb: Wizd) today announced the highlights of its new non-stop entertainment lineup at Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans, January 6-8, 2017, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The initiative, designed to keep the show floor buzzing throughout the weekend, will feature national and local acts of all kinds,
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The disappearance of Michael Mann's The Keep

Padraig Cotter Jan 5, 2017

Michael Mann has all-but-disowned The Keep. But why? And how has the fanbase kept it going?

Every auteur has a black sheep in their filmography. Something which doesn’t gel with their established style, and was rejected by critics and fans upon release. On this front Spielberg has 1941, Oliver Stone has The Hand, Brian De Palma has Wiseguys and so on.

See related Kevin Feige on Black Panther, female superhero movie Avengers: Infinity War – the first set picture Thor: Ragnarok: the first official synopsis released

Michael Mann has the crown jewel of them all. He's a director best known for his precise, beautifully shot thrillers like Heat, Manhunter or The Insider. So how a director famed for his commitment to realism and methodical research ended up crafting a gothic horror movie set during World War II is anyone’s guess.

That’s what happened with 1983’s The Keep,
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‘Stranger Things’: Tangerine Dream Releases an Eerie New Cover of the Theme It Inspired

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‘Stranger Things’: Tangerine Dream Releases an Eerie New Cover of the Theme It Inspired
The “Stranger Things” score haunts the Netflix series just as profoundly as the Duffer brother’s lush, dark visuals and tension-filled direction. It’s amassed widespread excitement and covers, including a mash-up of the themes from “Stranger Things” and “Twin Peaks.” Now the soundtrack has caught the attention of legendary synth group Tangerine Dream, which released two covers with accompanying retro font that gives a nod to the “Stranger Things” opening credits.

Read More: ‘Stranger Things’ Composers Interview: Duo Discusses Soundtrack, That Haunting Theme Song and More

The creators of the series’ memorable audio backdrop are Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, two members of The Austin-based electric synth-band S U R V I V E which caught the attention of the Duffer brothers. When asked about their inspiration in an interview with Rolling Stone, Dixon cited many movie soundtracks from Tangerine Dream:

“There’s a Tangerine Dream score for ‘Sorcerer’ that’s great.
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Recommended Discs & Deals: ‘The Player,’ ‘Manhunter,’ ‘A Married Woman,’ and More

Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best (or most interesting) films one can take home. Note that if you’re looking to support the site, every purchase you make through the links below helps us and is greatly appreciated.

A Married Woman (Jean-Luc Godard)

A Married Woman is an often overlooked masterwork from Godard’s most productive period. The plot appears to be simple: Charlotte (Macha Méril) is a young married woman having an affair with an actor. When she discovers that she is pregnant, she must decide which man is the father and which man she will stay with. In Godard’s hands, however, the film, described as a film about a woman’s beauty and the ugliness of her world,
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The Challenge | Blu-ray Review

John Frankenheimer ended a three year hiatus following his 1979 environmental horror/creature feature Prophecy with a commendable martial-arts effort, The Challenge (1982). Starring Scott Glenn in his first lead performance, the curiosity was co-written by John Sayles and also stars Japanese legend Toshiro Mifune (who had previously appeared in Frankenheimer’s 1966 film, Grand Prix). Though it ultimately proves to be a nonsensical narrative in its clash of East meets West and traditional values threatened by the consumer cravings of the modernized world, some fantastic fight sequences (a pre-fame Steven Seagal served as technical advisor) and superb lensing from famed cinematographer Kozo Okazaki mark the title as worthy of recuperation for its conglomeration of vintage components.

In 1982 Los Angeles, a down and out boxer, Rick Murphy (Glenn) is approached to transport a sacred sword to Kyoto in order to restore it to its rightful owner, a master samurai, Toru Yoshida (Mifune). Apparently,
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Daily | Goings On | Mann, Pietrangeli, Godard

"Though Michael Mann has directed only 11 theatrical feature films in 35 years, he has left his mark on a wide range of movie types, including period drama (The Last of the Mohicans), sports biography (Ali), corporate thriller (The Insider) and the ever-popular Nazi paranormal horror flick (The Keep)," writes Daniel M. Gold for the New York Times. The BAMcinématek series Heat & Vice: The Films of Michael Mann runs from tomorrow through February 16. More goings on: Antonio Pietrangeli's I Knew Her Well has been restored, Matt Zoller Seitz presents Mad Men Weekend in San Francisco, and the Jean-Luc Godard season rolls on in London. » - David Hudson
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Daily | Goings On | Mann, Pietrangeli, Godard

"Though Michael Mann has directed only 11 theatrical feature films in 35 years, he has left his mark on a wide range of movie types, including period drama (The Last of the Mohicans), sports biography (Ali), corporate thriller (The Insider) and the ever-popular Nazi paranormal horror flick (The Keep)," writes Daniel M. Gold for the New York Times. The BAMcinématek series Heat & Vice: The Films of Michael Mann runs from tomorrow through February 16. More goings on: Antonio Pietrangeli's I Knew Her Well has been restored, Matt Zoller Seitz presents Mad Men Weekend in San Francisco, and the Jean-Luc Godard season rolls on in London. » - David Hudson
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NYC: The Keep to Screen as Part of BAMcinematek’s Michael Mann Series

Michael Mann’s The Keep to screen in NYC. Fans of maverick filmmaker Michael Mann’s surreal and critically lambasted adaptation of F. Paul Wilson’s novel The Keep, know that the film came out in 1983 and promptly bombed. Since then, it has amassed a very serious cult following and a documentary about the picture is even…

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Exclusive – Stewart Buck Talks A World War II Fairytale: The Keep Documentary

Michael Mann is, without a doubt, one of the most well-known and respected filmmakers ever to have lived. And while most of his films are revered as classics, you may not be aware that he also helmed the rarely seen… Continue Reading →

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New to Streaming: ‘Goodnight Mommy,’ ‘Victoria,’ ‘Manhunter,’ ‘The Second Mother,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

Gemma Bovery (Anne Fontaine)

It might be hard to conceive of how a tragic story like Madame Bovary could be turned into a farcical and winning comedy, and yet here we stand. With remarkable tonal control from director Anne Fontaine and a winning pair of performances from Gemma Arterton and Fabrice Luchini, Gemma Bovery somehow manages to be an affecting and hilarious treat. Set in modern day Normandy,
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