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  • Maigret and the St. Fiacre Case (Maigret et l’affaire Saint-Fiacre, 1959)

    On December 5th, Kino Lorber will release new digital restorations of the first two Inspector Maigret movies starring Jean Gabin.  I previously reviewed the first film, Maigret Sets a Trap (1958), so if you are unfamiliar with the Maigret movies, you may want to read the prior review before...
  • Maigret Sets a Trap (Maigret tend un piège, 1958)

    Between 1931 and 1972, Georges Simenon wrote 75 mystery novels and 28 short stories centered around a gruff, introspective, pipe-smoking, Parisian police inspector that he dubbed Jules Maigret.  Not only were the books tremendously popular; Simenon soon saw the potential to extend the character into other media.  Merely one...
  • Blood Rage (1987)

    Welcome back, dear readers.  It’s been a while since I visited the Junk Drawer; but since it’s Thanksgiving, I thought that I would share a real special film for you today. When you think Thanksgiving, you think family gatherings, too much food, football, and slasher films. Well, maybe not...
  • Daredevils of the Red Circle (1939)

    Return with me now to those thrilling days of yesteryear, when cinematic thrills came in action-packed, weekly installments.  In the first half of the 20th Century, movie theaters would lure young audiences back for weekly Saturday matinées, no matter what feature film was being unspooled, by including a serial...
  • The Crazies (1973)

    Welcome back, everyone, to the third and final review for the Arrow Video release of George A. Romero: Between Night and Dawn (6-Disc Limited Edition) Box Set.  This time I am reviewing The Crazies (1973), Romero’s biggest and most complex movie up to that point in his...
  • Season of the Witch (1972)

    Welcome back, dear readers, to my plunge into Arrow Video’s George A. Romero: Between Night and Dawn (6-Disc Limited Edition) box set. Today, I look at the second movie included in the collection and the third movie in George A. Romero’s filmography, Season of the Witch (1972). As different as...
  • Dawson City: Frozen Time (2016)

    Film as a medium is often an entertainment, occasionally it rises to the level of art, but it is always a historical record.  This is obvious when one thinks about documentaries or newsreels, but even narrative film captures a point in time and unintentional historical information, such as modes...
  • There’s Always Vanilla (1971)

    George A. Romero gave birth to the modern zombie film with the 1968 release of Night of the Living Dead, which he followed up with Dawn of the Dead in 1978. That’s a big gap, and one in which Mr. Romero was not idle.  Now, thanks to Arrow Video,...
  • Oscar (1967)

    Rich industrialist Bertrand Barnier (Louis de Funès) is about to have a bad day.  First, he is awakened at an early hour by an employee, Christian Martin (Claude Rich), who both requests a 100% raise and admits to having embezzled 60 million francs from the company.  Still, Bertrand can’t arrest...
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