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Blood Sisters: Jean Rollin’s The Living Dead Girl & Two Orphan Vampires

“The latest installment in Redemption Films and Kino Lorber’s rollout of Jean Rollin titles making their Blu-ray debut actually forms a kind of diptych, a matched pair of films that—however far apart in tone, not to mention levels of graphic … Continue reading

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The Birth of a Nation (D.W. Griffith, 1915)

“Formalist text and object lesson in mythmaking, D.W. Griffith’s The Birth of a Nation gets a lavish three-disc presentation, loaded with extras, including a spanking new 1080p transfer, from Kino.” Read my review of The Birth of a Nation, on … Continue reading

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Capsule Reviews: June 21 – 23

The Phantom Carriage (Victor Sjöström, 1920) – 3.5/5 Sjöström’s silent morality play proves a classic example of style over substance (and not in the pejorative sense). Based on a popular novel written as a hygienic diatribe against “consumption” (TB, not … Continue reading

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