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    Rekindling Early TV Memories

    Some recent DVD releases, Burr Tillstrom’s long-running "Kukla, Fran & Ollie" and "Here’s Edie" starring the memorable Edie Adams’, have enabled me to revisit my childhood and it’s been a blissful time trip.

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    Underrated Hitchcock

    "Foreign Correspondent" is one of my all-time favorites and it’s been given deluxe treatment in a terrific new Blu-ray/DVD release from The Criterion Collection.

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    Confessions Of An Anglophile: Downton Abbey – Season 4 On DVD

    GUEST COLUMN by Alice Maltin — When I was young, I dreamed of living in a castle. You do that sort of thing when you grow up in a small, one-bedroom apartment in the Bronx. Well, I did, anyway. I escaped through my imagination into “The Queen Game.”

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    The Lion Roars—For Short Subjects

    ("Gypsy Night"—1935) Warner Archive has made my life a bit easier by collecting 36 MGM one- and two-reelers in a three-disc DVD set called "Classic Shorts from the Dream Factory Volume 2 (1929-1946)."

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    One Child Star’s Amazing Journey

    We’ve all read about the challenges that child stars face as they grow up, but Diana Serra Cary’s story is different for a number of reasons.

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    Eye-Opening Documentaries

    The sheer number of documentaries being made, and released, these days is daunting and some are truly out of the ordinary. (Photo Courtesy of The Girls in the Band)

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    More John Ford? Never Enough!

    When TCM asked if I would provide on-camera thoughts for a DVD set of five John Ford films made for Columbia Pictures, I happily said yes.

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    Why John Carpenter Is the Most Underrated Filmmaker Of Our Time

    About a decade ago while I was attending the Vancouver International Film Festival, I ended the screening day over beers with a small group of critics. By the end of the evening, we came around to proclaiming John Carpenter the most underrated American filmmaker of our time.

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    12 Years A Slave—The Second Time Around

    "12 Years A Slave" is a remake. What’s more, the original television film was directed by the celebrated Gordon Parks.

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    Wanted: More Fleischer Cartoons

    The good news: Betty Boop has never looked better, thanks to Olive Films’ new DVD and Blu-ray releases "Betty Boop: The Essential Collection," Volumes 1 and 2, mastered in 4K from original 35mm materials.

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