Vision Quest drips with 1980’s machismo and music. If I had seen this before The Karate Kid, I would have probably like wrestling more than I did karate.Read more "Blu-ray Review – Vision Quest – Warner Archive"
Caltiki: The Immortal Monster Director: Riccardo Freda and Mario Bava Screenplay: Filippo Sanjust and Riccardo Freda Minutes: 76 Year: 1959 Score: 6.73 Release: Arrow Video There are two names which immediately jump out at me when I think if Italian horror/sci-fi flicks, Dario Argento and Mario Bava. There are more, they may be better, but […]Read more "Blu-ray Review – Caltiki: The Immortal Monster – Arrow Video"
Three Brothers Director: Francesco Rosi Screenplay: Tonino Guerra, Francesco Rosi Minutes: 113 Year: 1981 Score: 6.43 Release: Arrow Academy Three Brothers plays on an immediately connectable theme. The death of a parent can almost be construed as a standard MacGuffin and I feel bad for saying this. From Arrowvideo.com: “A wonderful film that moves on […]Read more "Blu-ray Review – Three Brothers – Arrow Academy"
I struggle when watching a Mastroianni film without seeing the last scene from La Dolce Vita.I enjoy the movie because it felt like a spiritual sequel.Read more "Blu-ray Review – L’Assassino – Arrow Academy"
Madhouse Director: Ovidio Assonitis Screenplay: Ovidio G. Assonitis, Stephen Blakeley, Peter Sheperd, and Roberto Gandus Minutes: 93 Year: 1981 Score: 5.8 Release: Arrow Video Let’s talk about evil twins, or Spook’s Beard, if you will. Is it cheap, melodramatic, or a bad choice? Perhaps, heck yeah, and Nope. In the past six months I have […]Read more "Blu-ray Review – Madhouse"
These are well made films and they are still enjoyable just not as much as they would be to a younger, less weathered, viewer.Read more "Blu-ray Review – The Pink Panther Film Collection Starring Peter Sellers"
This release, Early Women Filmmakers: An International Anthology, is a prime example of how important Flicker Alley should be to any and all film fans.Read more "Blu-ray Review – Early Women Filmmakers: An International Anthology"
I was recently asked whether or not Lawrence Kasdan’s The Accidental Tourist still holds up today. The film plumbs emotional depths and had deep affect me.Read more "Blu-Ray Review – The Accidental Tourist"
Seven Days in May has three of my favorite things; Frankenheimer, Sterling, and Douglas. Few directors are as good at political suspense than Frankenheimer.Read more "Blu-ray Review – Seven Days In May"