Author Dennis Seuling

For over 25 years, I was the Film and Home Entertainment Reviewer for "The Villadom TIMES," a New Jersey weekly newspaper, and have written for several other publications. I developed and taught a Film Studies program for two New York City high schools that included Film History, Horror/Fantasy, and Film Making.

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Gold (Kino Lorber) is a 1934 German science fiction film that is often overshadowed by the more famous Metropolis, made seven years earlier by Fritz Lang. Directed by Karl Hartl, Gold stars Hans Albers as Professor Holk, an idealistic scientist working on a process to transform lead into gold. Realizing the implications of such a discovery, Holk’s mentor, Prof …

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Hello, My Name Is Doris (Sony Home Entertainment) stars Sally Field as the title character, a middle-aged woman we first see at her mother’s funeral. She has spent her life taking care of her Mom and now has to make some decisions. The Staten Island house where they lived is filled with clutter …

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Movies set mostly in a single location, like 10 Cloverfield Lane (Paramount), can be risky. Visual fatigue can easily set in if the story isn’t strong, engaging and suspenseful. Happily, 10 Cloverfield Lane needn’t worry. It’s a grim but completely absorbing story of survival with a significant element of …

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Jarhead 3: The Siege (Universal Home Entertainment), despite the number attached to its title, is a stand-alone action film. Apart from the fact that its main character is a Marine, there’s no relation to 2005’s Jarhead, starring Jake Gyllenhaal. Assigned to protect a seemingly safe U.S. Embassy in a fictional Middle East country, Marine …

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Hail, Caesar! (Universal Home Entertainment) takes place in a bygone era partly based in reality, party based in the vivid imaginations of Joel and Ethan Coen. Set in 1950s Hollywood, the film takes us on a colorful tour of the fictional Capitol Studios. Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin) is a “fixer” for the …

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City of Women (Cohen Film Collection) begins in a railway coach when Snaporaz (Marcello Mastroianni) — who is alternately fascinated and frightened by women — awakens from a nap and seduces a beautiful stranger. Then he follows her through a forest to a weird hotel where a feminist convention is being held. Unnerved by the vociferous hostility of the participants, he hides in the mansion of Dr. Zubercock (Ettore Manni), who is …

Home Entertainment Triple 9

Triple 9 (Universal Home Entertainment) is, on the surface, a B movie with familiar trappings — a robbery, betrayal, a femme fatale. An unusually impressive roster of actors, however, elevates what otherwise might be a mediocre picture to one that demands attention.

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The Wonder Years: Season Five (Time Life) continues the story of Kevin Arnold (Fred Savage) growing up in the late 1960s. This season, Kevin enters McKinley High School, tries out for the soccer team, works part time at a hardware store, and gets his driver’s license. He and Winnie (Danica McKellar) are dating other people. Best pal Paul (Josh Saviano) spends an unforgettable evening …

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The Wrong Man (Warner Archive) features a favorite theme of director Alfred Hitchcock — an innocent man drawn into circumstances that threaten his well being. Manny Balestrero (Henry Fonda) is a nightclub bass player and family man by day. When he enters a loan office, he is accused of robbery. Evidence against him is circumstantial, and a long investigation follows. Manny is …

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