What would you do if you knew you were going to die? Would you give your life to someone else in exchange for a comfortable out?Read more "Blu-ray Review – Joe versus the Volcano – Warner Archive"
On advice from counsel I am only watching the Theatrical cut. The Theatrical cut is perfect and it is strange to me that there would be an alternate.Read more "Blu-ray Review – Cinema Paradiso"
I watched this as a double feature with Richest Girl in the World and in this fell flat but with double features there is usually a winner and a loser.Read more "DVD Review – Smart Woman"
Last week Flicker Alley, in association with Blackhawk Films Collection, released Children of Divorce directed by Frank Lloyd and Josef von Sternberg. The 1927 film starring “IT” girl Clara Bow is now, for the first time, available in a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack. The film is an adaptation of Owen Johnson’s novel of the same name. […]Read more "Children of Divorce"
Do the Right Thing is a film about race in New York City in 1989. The film is about a day in the life of a the Bed-Stuy neighborhood of New York City.do-the-right-thing-DI The first two-thirds of the film is built similarly to many small-town films of the past, the Last Picture Show comes to mind, and is a fairly solid comedy film, through which you meet the cast and learn a little of their lives. In the last act everything everything changes; it is a mirror between the late 80s, now, and, sadly, every other time in American society.Read more "Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing"
Oh my God, are they going to kill that kid? No, oh good because that is not what I signed up for. After the credits the first inter-title states, “A picture with a smile – and perhaps, a tear,” so I was genuinely stunned when the tough pulled his revolver on the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes. Soon, though, my laughter started to gain steam until I was on a giggle course straight through to the dream sequence.Read more "Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid"
The first time I watched Dr Strangelove I laughed uncontrollably, I was young. This time while watching I did laugh, but I realized that this movie is much more terrifying than other Kubrick films, notably The Shining and Clockwork Orange.Read more "Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb"
Federico Fellini tells the story of a director, struggling to tell a story he wanted to tell, in the confines of what the production company wants to see.Read more "Federico Fellini’s 8 1/2"
A (mostly) accurate account of the theft of The General, a Civil War locomotive, is a solid representation of slapstick comedies of the silent era.Read more "The General"
City Lights is a film about The Tramp falling in love with a poor blind woman and befriending a millionaire after Chaplin saves him from a suicide attempt.Read more "City Lights"