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"
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"
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"
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"
A Woman’s Face is certainly not the strongest George Cukor film, nor is it the best Joan Crawford film I watched in the last two weeks but it was alright.Read more "DVD Review – A Woman’s Face"
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"
This Quick Hits Slapstick Superheroes is aptly titles as it includes Captain America and Charles Chaplin, or Captain America and Captain America.Read more "Quick Hits Slapstick Superheroes"
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"
My wife called me the moment the screen went black at the end of the film. The vibrating phone disconnected me from David Cronenberg’s Toronto, from the office of Doctors Mantle. My phone, at that second, acted as a defibrillator jolting me back into the real world and breaking the seal on my possibly collapsed lungs.Read more "Dead Ringers"
On paper, since I have started putting a number value to various aspects of these films, The Double Life of Veronique (1991) is, in my opinion, the greatest film, topping The Tales of Hoffmann by three measly points. This is the tops for me, statistically. This is one of the reasons why I question having […]Read more "The Double Life of Veronique"