Special Features

Here you’ll find all the Special Features of Returning Videotapes! These include: Film Aesthetics (dedicated to cinematography), Seen & Read (book – movie comparisons), Scores and Soundtracks, Zou Bisou (artist birthday specials), Screen Threads (dedicated to costume design), the Blind Spot Series (a movie challenge you can participate in!), the List of Shame (classic movies I’m missing), and the Year Retrospective (end of the year best of lists).

Blind Spot Series: 2019 Edition!

Calling all blindspotters for a new edition of the Blind Spot Series! Challenge yourself to watch 12 great movies this year, and join us!

Blind Spot Series: 2018 Challenge Round-Up!!

The end of the year is approaching, which means we're wrapping up another edition of the Blind Spot Series! Read on for all the entries.

Blind Spot 10: Bride of Frankenstein (1935), dir. James Whale

Being October, the pick for the Blind Spot Series could only be a horror movie. Here's what I thought of the classic Bride of Frankenstein (1935).

RW: When There’s no More Room in Hell, the Dead Will Walk the Earth.

Prepare yourself for a recap haunted by evil spirits, vampires, and the living dead. Here are the movies and tv shows I've seen so far in October.

Technology in Horror Movies · TMP

In this week's Thursday Movie Picks: Halloween Special, the theme is technology in horror movies.

October Horror 2018:
It’s About to Get Dark in Here.

It’s October, which means Halloween, which means horror. As is tradition, this month Returning Videotapes will be filled with disgusting monsters, creepy ghosts, and all things evil. Get ready for October Horror!
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Blind Spot 09: Det Sjunde Inseglet, or The Seventh Seal (1957), dir. Ingmar Bergman

For September's Blind Spot I picked Ingmar Bergman's classic take on religion and mortality, The Seventh Seal (1957).

Blind Spot 08: Il Buono, Il Brutto, Il Cattivo (1966), dir. Sergio Leone

This month's Blind Spot is the classic western by italian director Sergio Leone, Il Buono, Il Brutto, Il Cattivo (1966). Starring Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach and Lee Van Cleef, it's hailed as one the absolute best movies of all time, but did it live up to the hype? Or was I just bored out of my mind?

Blind Spot 07: Le Mépris (1963), dir. Jean-Luc Godard

In this month's Blind Spot we dive into the French New Wave, with gorgeous sceneries, poetic dialogue, and a mesmerizing Brigitte Bardot: this is Le Mépris (1963).

2017 Year Retrospective, Part VI: The 26 Best Movies of 2017

We’re officially closing the book on last year with the Best Movies of 2017! As always, take the ranking with a gigantic grain of salt. Join me in celebrating 26 amazing films from all genres, with some terrific fan made posters on the side.

Suddenly, Last February ’18: Kiss me, my girl, before I’m sick.

Here we are, first weekend of a new month! Which means it’s time for another Suddenly, Last [Month] feature. Read on for all the movies (lots of Oscar nominees!) I saw and books I read in February 2018.
Drums of Autumn (Outlander #04)
by Diana Gabaldon
The Wicked King (The Folk of The Air #02)
by Holly Black