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Runstedler’s DVD Pick of the Week: Year Zero: The Silent Death of Cambodia

David Munro’s 1979 ITV documentary Year Zero: The Silent Death of Cambodia (written by John Pilger) captures the horrors and atrocities of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime (1975-79) firsthand from the front line. While it is a hard watch, it is a … Continue reading

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Runstedler’s DVD Pick of the Month: I, Tonya

Craig Gillespie’s mockumentary biopic (and first directed film) I, Tonya tells the story of Tonya Harding (Margot Robbie), an Olympic figure skater from an abused and unloved background who is the first to successfully complete the triple axel, before being accused … Continue reading

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Before They Were Stars: A Teenaged Seth Macfarlane in a “Star Trek” Fan Film

Seth Macfarlane can currently been seen as a starship captain in The Orville, a TV series that both parodies and pays homage to Star Trek. It’s pretty clear that Macfarlane has been a lifelong Trek fan, as we can see … Continue reading

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The Reviewinator: Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017)

It’s been exactly 40 years since the original Star Wars introduced audiences to a galaxy far, far away, and Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, and Princess Leia became household names. A lot has happened in that time; a Prequel Trilogy, a spin-off, … Continue reading

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Other Masters of Disasters

We know on any given Sunday, the football will be tossed around on the NFL gridirons across America. But in other pockets of the US, people are passing the pigskin back and forth for an entirely different bloodsport. These hardcore … Continue reading

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The Reviewinator: Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

It seems Hollywood (or maybe just Harrison Ford) is always pushing the envelope when it comes to long-awaited sequels. The original Blade Runner under-performed at the box office in 1982, but later achieved cult classic status, especially after the release of … Continue reading

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Horror Octoberfest – The Hand (1981)

The radical rascal Oliver Stone’s second directorial foray is this monotonous, psychogalvanic thriller. Given his political leanings, one can be forgiven for assuming this is a biopic on the Mano Blanca death squad in Guatemala. Firstly, the inciting incident in … Continue reading

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Runstedler’s DVD Pick of the Month: Mysterious Skin

Based on Scott Heim’s acclaimed novel of the same name, Greg Arraki’s 2004 film Mysterious Skin is a tough and disturbing watch, but also an incredible cinematic experience. It tells of two boys Neil (a young Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and Brian (Brady Corbet) … Continue reading

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Shouts From the Back Row – Episode 288 – The Bucket List

It’s the penultimate episode of Shouts From the Back Row! And on this show, Gill, Robin, and TK are finally crossing off some items from their movie and TV bucket lists as they fill in the glaring omissions in their … Continue reading

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Shouts From the Back Row – Episode 287 – The Pantheon

Shouts From the Back Row only has a very limited number of episodes left, so Gill, Robin, and TK decided to go back to their Pantheon of Films to talk about some of their favourite movies of all time. They … Continue reading

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