The Seventh Seal Director: Ingmar Bergman Screenplay: Ingmar Bergman Minutes: 96 Year: 1957 Score: 8.57 Release: The Criterion Collection There is a thing that I do. Whenever I am having a remarkably bad moment I close my eyes and picture a rocky beach. It is just me on that beach, at least to start, that […]Read more "Top 25 Review – The Seventh Seal – Criterion Collection"
“Where do you want go?” “Doesn’t matter. Wherever you want to take me.” Chungking Express is love: messy, sad, manic, lonely, effervescent, and enthralling.Read more "Top 25 Review – Chungking Express – Criterion Collection"
The good news is that I really enjoyed watching this picture. The bad news is that I had completely forgotten that I watched this picture.Read more "Blu-ray Review – Running On Empty – Warner Archive"
Blood Alley Director: William A Wellman Screenplay: Albert Sidney Fleischman Minutes: 110 Year: 1955 Score: 4.47 Release: Warner Archive Have you ever watched The African Queen and though, “boy I wish this was casually racist?” Then Blood Alley is for you. This is white savior fiction at its best with a John Wayne produced feature […]Read more "Blu-ray Review – Blood Alley – Warner Archive"
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 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"
Spencer’s Mountain was the source of televisions family The Waltons. If The Waltons were more similar to Henry Fonda’s character, I would have been more interested in the TV show. It was not.Read more "Blu-ray Review – Spencer’s Mountain"
Early Women Filmmakers: An International Anthology Take One You can order the set directly from Flicker Alley HERE! I have received the most recently Flicker Alley release, Early Women Filmmakers: An International Anthology. So far, in 2017, this is one of the releases which has piqued my excitement. Partly because of the inevitable slug-fest between […]Read more "Early Women Filmmakers: An International Anthology – Take One"
The Cardinal Director: Sinclair Hill Screenplay: D.B. Wyndham-Lewis Minutes: 71 Year: 1936 Score: 5.60 Release: Olive Films One of my favorite aspects of Olive Films is that they constantly keep me on my toes. The Cardinal is a film that I did not know existed and I am glad, now, that I do. I have […]Read more "Blu-ray Review – The Cardinal"