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Blu-Ray Review: The Ultimate Gangsters Collection: Contemporary (Mean Streets/ The Untouchables/ GoodFellas/ Heat/ The Departed

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One of the most durable genres in the history of film is the so-called “gangster” flick. They have been with us since (at least) D.W. Griffith’s The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912), and will probably be around forever. Although all of the major studios have produced these types of pictures, one has been particularly associated with the form. That studio ... Read More »

Blu-ray Review: Abraham Lincoln (1930)

Not the most compelling portrait of the 16th US president, but it's not without appeal. Read More »

Book Review: The History of Independent Cinema by Phil Hall

The intriguing history of under-the-radar, outside-the-box independent filmmaking. Read More »