Last Train from Gun Hill Arrives On Blu-ray

Last Train from Gun Hill, a classic Western from John Sturges, makes its arrival on Blu-ray by way of the Paramount Presents line. Sturges is one of the greatest filmmakers in the genre. While this isn’t his best film, it’s certainly not bad for the era in which it was released. A few aggravations about the plot notwithstanding, of course. The Western, presented in VistaVision and shot in Technicolor, becomes the 18th title to join…

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Ace in the Hole Is Still Relevant

While Ace in the Hole was not a commercial success on upon release in 1951, the film is still relevant when it comes to media sensationalism. The concept of media sensationalism dates back to the 16th or 17th centuries.  It’s not something that is going to go away anytime soon.  We still see it in the very media we consume to this day.  Much like Network predicted the likes of Fox News, Ace in the…

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TIFF 2018: Carmine Street Guitars

Carmine Street Guitars follows custom guitar-maker Rick Kelly and apprentice Cindy Hulej for a week in this Greenwich Village-set documentary. Kelly and Hulej have been building custom-made guitars by hand out of wood taken from New York buildings.  Not just any New York buildings mind you but historic ones.  To give you an idea of what Kelly means to the music industry, his clientele includes musicians like Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, Patti Smith, and more.  Kelly is…

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