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Cold Eyes of Fear (Enzo G. Castellari, 1971)

“A merely mediocre genre outlier, Cold Eyes of Fear gets a serviceable Blu-ray transfer, unburdened by much in the way of extras, from Kino Lorber and Redemption Films.” Read my review of Enzo G. Castellari’s frenetic attempt at a thriller, … Continue reading

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That Obscure Object of Desire (Luis Buñuel, 1977)

“Lionsgate does right by the swan song of one of cinema’s least compromising, most iconoclastic mavericks, with a pristine new transfer and a robustly informative selection of spanking new extras.” Read my review of Lionsgate’s Blu-ray release of That Obscure … Continue reading

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“Death in the Afternoon”: The Hit (Stephen Frears, 1984)

An unexpectedly unconventional  British gangster film, The Hit avoids for the most part any of the usual trappings of the genre–a penchant for brutal ultraviolence, for one–opting instead to present a thoughtful, even philosophical, character study. For one thing, anti-hero … Continue reading

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