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Critic’s Choice Cinema Presents Screen Screams in October

Extremely pleased to announce the extension of our CRITIC’S CHOICE CINEMA IN THE CROWN at the Carolina Theatre into October with a horror series we’re calling SCREEN SCREAMS. Mondays will showcase 3 top-shelf Hammer films and Wednesdays will unleash a … Continue reading

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Jodorowsky’s Dune (Frank Pavich, 2013)

“Jodorowsky’s Dune, equal parts late-life encomium for a cinematic visionary and elegy for a failed film project, gets a fair shake from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, with a solid dual-format A/V transfer and a brace of fairly interesting deleted scenes.” … Continue reading

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Body Bags (John Carpenter and Tobe Hooper, 1993)

“A better-than-average horror anthology from two of horror’s reigning masters, Body Bags benefits considerably from an HD upgrade that’s been fleshed out with some salient supplements by Shout! Factory.” Read my review of Body Bags, out this month on Blu-ray … Continue reading

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Escape from New York (John Carpenter, 1981)

“Although it didn’t see the light of day until Ronald Reagan’s triumphalist Morning in America had dawned over the land, Escape from New York was initially conceived in the disenchanted aftershock of the Watergate scandal, when confidence in the nation’s … Continue reading

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Capsule Reviews: May 13 – 15

Something Wild (Jonathan Demme, 1986) – 3.5/5 Lashing together strands of road movie, screwball comedy and domestic thriller, Demme’s day-glo dramedy works best in its first two acts – as gamine Lulu (Melanie Griffith in a Louise Brooks wig) spots … Continue reading

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