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Robert Wise's noir-ish crime flick CRIMINAL COURT (1946), now available from @WarnerArchive:

A hot-shot criminal attorney Steve Barnes (Tom Conway) running for DA finds himself in possession of some incriminating surveillance footage of local gangster Vic Wright (Robert Armstrong); that his beautiful girlfriend Georgia (Martha O’Driscoll) has…

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Hell on Wheels: The campy disco classic Roller Boogie (1979), now out on Blu-ray from @OliveFilms

In a world where parks are full of small, evenly spaced groups of people all wearing skin-tight clothing in bright primary colors, where everyone is required by law to blow dry their hair and wear lip gloss, one recreational sport reigns supreme: roller…

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King of the Gypsies (1978), now out on MOD Blu-ray from @OliveFilms:

The scene is set at a gypsy camp in the 1940s, as Zharko Stepanowicz (Sterling Hayden in one of his late-career mandatory beard roles), self-proclaimed King of the Gypsies, demands to be given young Rose (Tiffany Bogart), as he’s already paid $4,000 for…

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It takes more than good intentions to make a good documentary: THE OUTRAGEOUS SOPHIE TUCKER on #SBBN:

The Outrageous Sophie Tucker ★★★✫✫ Director: William Gazecki Menemsha Films (Official Site) 96 Minutes Release: July 24, 2015 (limited) – Sophie Tucker was fabulous, flashy and a born entertainer. A true rags-to-riches story, she started out in Vaudeville…

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The sociopolitical werewolf horror classic WOLFEN (1981), now on Blu-ray from Warner Archive:

Burned-out police detective Dewey Wilson (Albert Finney) gets reluctantly called in to investigate the murder of high-profile millionaire Christopher van der Veer (Max M. Brown) in Wolfen, the 1981 sociopolitical horror film directed by Michael Wadleigh.…

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Wolf masks, jogging suits and sexual Benadryl: the dark comedy CREEP (2014), now available on Netflix:

Creep ★★★★½ / ★★★★★ Director: Patrick Brice The Orchard 80 Minutes Release: June 23, 2015 on iTunes / July 14, 2015 on Netflix – On his way to a thousand-dollar-a-day gig, young filmmaker Aaron (Patrick Brice) turns his camera on himself, perhaps out of…

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The jazzy, sexy late-period noir ONCE A THIEF (1965), now from @WarnerArchive:

Ralph Nelson’s jazzy, hard-boiled noir Once a Thief stars Alain Delon as Italian (!) immigrant Eddie Pedak with a criminal past who’s just trying to go straight, but his gangster brother Walter (Jack Palance) keeps dragging him back into the fold. Opening…

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Raunchy, heartwarming and just a little wicked: TANGERINE (2015) hits theaters today:

Tangerine ★★★★½ / ★★★★★ Director: Sean Baker Magnolia Pictures (Official Site) 88 Minutes Release: July 10, 2015 (limited) – It’s Christmas Eve in Los Angeles, and Sin-Dee (Kitana Kiki Rodriguez), fresh off a 30-day stint in the slammer, catches up on the…

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New #SBBN post, stuffed with pictures! JUNE BRIDE (1948) out on DVD from @WarnerArchive:

Carey Jackson (Robert Montgomery), foreign correspondent for a huge magazine conglomo, has found himself in his employer Carlton Towne’s leather-lined office (“Must be like living in a wallet”), about to be fired. The company is closing their Vienna…

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After years languishing in greymarket DVDs, the 1980s private detective series Spenser: For Hire finally got an official release from Warner Archive in 2014. Just a few weeks ago, Warner released Spenser: For Hire: The Complete Second Season on DVD, with…
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