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These Amazing Shadows

What movie love lurks in the heart of man? ‘Shadows’ knows.


Rod Lott
At the start of the documentary “These Amazing Shadows,” various film lovers talk about the magic of going to the movies, using phrases like “window to the world” and “religious experience.” But the way things go at the multiplexes these days — texters, talkers, popcorn-munchers — when’s the last time you felt that sense of awe?
Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Steel Trap

Bank on it!


Rod Lott
Not to be confused with 2007’s Steel Trap, 1952’s The Steel Trap is an obscure slice of semi-noir in a Leave It to Beaver world. That’s exactly why I liked it, and it’s made an overdue DVD debut courtesy of Warner Archive, which probably still has vaults overflowing with this sort of stuff.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012