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"
36 Hours is a delightfully forgettable film. I don’t mean this negatively. It is similar with two of my favorite films that I can’t separate my thoughts.Read more "Blu-ray Review – 36 Hours"
This new restoration, from Arrow Academy, contains some of the most polished and beautiful photographed film I have, in recent memory, watched.Read more "Blu-ray Review – Luchino Visconti’s Ludwig"
If you have ever watched a Julie Andrews film but have not seen S.O.B. then you are in for two shockers. I had heard tales that this film existed but never put two and two together. Don’t worry, I have zero interest in spoiling this for you.Read more "Blu-ray Review – S.O.B."