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Author: Joe Meyers

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Bad movies we love: drive-in ‘classics’

The 12 DVD set, “Drive-In Cult Classics” (Mill Creek Entertainment), contains 32 movies produced by the now-defunct, B-picture studio Crown International Pictures between 1959 and 1988. Terrible by
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‘Night Will Fall’: the lost Hitchcock documentary

Warner Archive has just released a DVD-on-demand version of Andre Singer’s stunning 2014 British Film Institute documentary, “Night Will Fall,” about a failed attempt to produce a Holocaust
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‘Find Her’: inside the Stockholm Syndrome

The line between mysteries and thrillers and so-called literary fiction has always been a thin one, but contemporary writers like Lisa Gardner make that sort of arbitrary distinction seem especially
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‘View from the Bridge’: stripped-down Miller

Downtown director Ivo Van Hove has finally moved uptown to Broadway with a stark but spectacular staging of the Arthur Miller play, “A View from the Bridge.” Several years ago, the general director of
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‘An Empty Hell’: New Jersey noir

Dave White’s dark and extremely suspenseful thriller, “An Empty Hell,” which is being published today by Polis Books, turns Northern New Jersey into a setting worthy of any classic noir detective
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University press focuses on forgotten movie stars

It wasn’t until I did a feature on a Simone Signoret biography by Hamden writer Patricia A. DeMaio that I became aware of the interesting movie-related books published by the University Press of
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Rent it now: Ewan McGregor in ‘The Pillow Book’

Although the Scottish actor Ewan McGregor got a taste of mainstream Hollywood stardom when he appeared in three of the “Star Wars” movies — from 1999 to 2005 — he seems to go out of his way to stay
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Bad Movies We Love: “Perfect”

It’s surprising that the 1985 John Travolta/Jamie Lee Curtis flop “Perfect” hasn’t attracted a so-bad-it’s-good cult-following over the past 30 years. This is a one of a kind, laugh-out-loud turkey
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Channing Tatum’s showstopper

The new Coen brothers movie, “Hail, Caesar!,” pulls off the mean feat of both mocking and celebrating the Hollywood films of yesteryear – the output from the 1950s, in particular. The picture opens
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Another season of ‘Mozart in the Jungle’

I don’t have much use for the Golden Globes, but I was happy to see the Hollywood Foreign Press Association pick “Mozart in the Jungle” as the best comedy or musical series at their awards night last