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Introducing Kinji Fukasaku


DVD & TV
Back in 2001, the Northwest Film Center presented a showcase of films by director Kinji Fukasaku. At the time I was only marginally aware of Fukasaku's work, having seen the cult classic Black Lizard ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 8, 2004 David Walker

Vendetta for the Saint


DVD & TV
It had been about 20 years since I had last seen 1969's Vendetta for the Saint. I stayed up late to watch it on television one night and was convinced afterwards it was one of the coolest movies I'd e ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 1, 2004 Francisco Scaramenga

The End-of-Summer Teen-Angst Film Festival


DVD & TV
Do you miss your tortured teenage angst of days gone by? Well, dust off your youthful idealism, sit back and reinvigorate your brain with these films of summertime teens gone wild:Y Tu Mamá Tam ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 25, 2004 Nate Berne

David Walker's What to Watch


DVD & TV
Having trouble deciding what to watch on home video? Think you've seen it all? Here is something you may have missed.Everything Put Together (2000)--Even though director Marc Forster's Everything Put ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 18, 2004 David Walker

Pennies from Heaven


DVD & TV
In 1981, Steve Martin tried to drastically change his image and Herbert Ross tried to reinvent the musical for a new sensibility. The film was Pennies from Heaven, and it was a box-office flop. A few ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 11, 2004 Aaron Fuller

Curb Your Enthusiasm


DVD & TV
It's no secret that comedian Larry David, the co-creator of Seinfeld, was the model for George Costanza--one of the most selfishly obnoxious characters ever. What many people might not realize is how ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 4, 2004 Aaron Fuller, David Walker

Evel Knievel


DVD & TV
The phenomenon surrounding motorcycle daredevil Bobby "Evel" Knievel is one of those things that strike a nostalgic chord in anyone old enough to remember Bicentennial Minutes. Evel Knievel is one of ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 28, 2004 David Walker

The Manchurian Candidate Special Edition


DVD & TV
No matter how Denzel Washington and the reworked The Manchurian Candidate fare--it's due in theaters next week--thankfully it has led to the original film's release on DVD. The 1962 movie, directed by ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 21, 2004 Aaron Fuller

David Walker's What to Watch #4


DVD & TV
Having trouble deciding what to watch on home video? Think you've seen it all? Here is something you may have missed.The Station Agent--You may have missed writer-director Thomas McCarthy's quirky, bi ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 14, 2004 David Walker

Marlon Brando: April 3, 1924-July 1, 2004


DVD & TV
Marlon Brando was considered many things--icon, rebel, cautionary tale--but first and foremost, he was a great actor. He was a harbinger of a new film acting style, stressing a more naturalistic appro ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 7, 2004 Jr Pella
 

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