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New Film Series

We are extremely pleased to announce a new film series at The Crown at The Carolina Theatre of Greensboro beginning August 18, 2014. The series is entitled Critic’s Choice Cinema at The Crown, and will be hosted by Greensboro Film … Continue reading

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Killer Smiles and Satanic Wiles: Mr. Sardonicus and The Brotherhood of Satan

“Mr. Sardonicus is one of Castle’s most effective films. As a director, he proves he has some real chops, steadily and expertly building tension until the terrifically effective reveal of Sardonicus’s hideous visage. The Brotherhood of Satan, on the other … Continue reading

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Dressed to Kill (Brian De Palma, 1980)

“De Palma’s fever dream of fear and desire may never get the deluxe Blu-ray transfer it so richly deserves, but Dressed to Kill still goes straight for the jugular after all these years.” Read my review of the new Blu-ray … Continue reading

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The Films of Anthony Mann (Part 2): Railroaded, Raw Deal, Border Incident, Side Street

One of three films noir Anthony Mann released in 1947 alone (T-Men and Desperate being the other two), Railroaded is a solid, visually exciting genre effort, though at bottom it’s a fairly conventional police procedural, with just enough noir emphasis … Continue reading

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Capsule Reviews: June 10 – 14

The Wasp Woman (Roger Corman, 1959) – 2/5 Quickie cash-in fueled by the runaway popularity of the previous year’s The Fly. By locating his action in a cosmetics empire run by a middle-aged female fashion icon obsessed with cracking the … Continue reading

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Capsule Reviews: June 7 – 9

Black Narcissus (Michael Powell, 1947) – 5/5 One of the great exemplars of Technicolor cinematography (provided by Jack Cardiff, who also lensed Powell’s equally ravishing follow-up The Red Shoes [1948]) – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. A … Continue reading

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Capsule Reviews: June 3 – 6

Witchfinder General (aka The Conqueror Worm, Michael Reeves, 1968) – 4/5 As the titular unscrupulous witch hunter, Vincent Price gives one of his most malevolent and restrained performances. Writer/director Reeves, who died from an overdose less than a year later … Continue reading

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