68 Kill Director: Trent Haage Screenplay: Trent Haage Minutes: 92 Year: 2017 Score: 7.33 Release: IFC Midnight My first experience with Matthew Gray Gubler was Wes Anderson’s Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and since then he has reliably been one of my favorite characters on Criminal Minds. When I saw that he was making a […]Read more "Blu-ray Review – 68 Kill – IFC Midnight"
The Shape of Water Director: Guillermo del Toro Screenplay: Vanessa Taylor and Guillermo del Toro Minutes: 123 Year: 2017 Score: 8.73 Release: Theatrical What an immensely pleasurable experience and with this viewing my top 25 has changed twice in as many days. Also, my favorite movie of 2017 has changed. The Shape of Water is […]Read more "Theatrical Review – The Shape of Water"
1 The Double Life of Veronique – dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski – 9.53 2 Chungking Express – dir. Wong Kar-Wai – 9.50 3 A Short Film About Love – dir. Krzyztof Kieslowski – 8.80 4 Zero Dark Thiry – dir. Kathryn Bigalow – 8.80 5 Barry Lyndon – dir. Stanley Kubrick – 8.73 6 Persona – dir. Ingmar […]Read more "Updated Top 25 – Beginning of 2018"
The Vanishing Director: George Sluizer Screenplay: George Sluizer and Tim Krabbe Minutes: 106 Year: 1988 Score: 8.00 Release: Criterion Collection It is incredibly rare for a film to affect my dreams. When they do it typically takes a dozen or so views before my brain defaults my dreamscape to another world, I have been to […]Read more "Blu-ray Review – The Vanishing – Criterion Collection"
Certain Women initially interested me because of its cast, but I was not in a hurry to see it until The Criterion Collection announced they would be adding it to the collection. It is often intentional that I ignore most reviews because my tastes seldom mirror most of the viewing audience. And I think that is why you come here.Read more "Blu-ray Review – Certain Women – Criterion Collection"
Longtime readers of the site will know that if Jessica Chastain is in a movie then I will be watching the movie. It is an inevitability. The same goes for Idris Elba. The same goes for Aaron Sorkin. The question is whether it would be theatrical or wait for home video. But together? Opening weekend of wide release.Read more "Theatrical Review – Molly’s Game"
Hey, I wanted to follow up on a few releases mentioned on my Top 15. First, the Amicus collection listed in the “Best of the Rest” has been delayed to the first week of 2018 removing it from eligibility, but making it eligible for next year. More importantly, though, I now have received the 100 […]Read more "Top 15 of the Year: A Followup"
Letter from an Unknown Woman is a gorgeously transferred movie that drips with the silver nitrate that has stained my memory of classic cinema.Read more "Blu-ray Review – Letter from an Unknown Woman – Olive Signature"
In the 90s I was a fan of this movie, most of the Stephen King adaptations, but this one is especially strong. This was one of the tapes that I had gotten from a monthly movie fleece, club, I mean club. I watched this movie several times back in the day.Read more "Blu-ray Review – Dolores Claiborne – Warner Archive"
2017 was a great year for home video releases, maybe not for a much else, but definitely home video. Like last year, I have to say that I have not watched everything, nor do I have any interest (or time) in watching everything. The primary rule is that the disc has to have been released […]Read more "Top 15 Home Video Releases of 2017"