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Hold Back the Dawn Blu-ray Review

Romancing Immigration The poetic, romantic dialog spoken by star Charles Boyer is often grating and obvious in Hold Back the Dawn. But, that’s also on purpose – Boyer is …

Trapped Alive Blu-ray Review

To Love, Peace, and Happiness The ’80s rebelled against Christmas. Gremlins took fire to consumerism on the studio side, and the low budget, VHS crud started dropping the Silent …

The Big Clock Blu-ray Review

Man Against Time When author Kenneth Fearing wrote The Big Clock’s source novel, he worked at Time magazine, under publisher Henry Luce. Big Clock’s story concerns a barbarous publisher, …

Sister Street Fighter Blu-ray Review

Drug-induced Showdown After a post-WWII industrial boom, Japan’s economy through the ’70s started flattening. Illicit drugs became the norm, with rising addiction rates. The solution, at least according to …

Phantom Lady Blu-ray Review

A Man’s Job Wet and hazy city streets remain silent as Ella Raines follows a mysteriously nervous bartender. Her heels make the only sound, the clacks bouncing off the …

So Dark the Night Blu-ray Review

An Anti-Romance So Dark the Night takes its time. The first act churns a love triangle, bright, cheery, and oddly happy about the messy circumstances. It’s a windswept romance, …

Horror Express Blu-ray Review

Sci-Fi Romance Thriller Express Tracing the history of Horror Express, it’s clear why this jumble of genres ended up as it did. Horror Express was filmed in Spain by …