The Man Who Cheated Himself Director: Felix Feist Screenplay: Seton I. Miller and Philip MacDonald Minutes: 81 Year: 1950 Score: 7.87 Release: Flicker Alley I try not to banter the word “great” around too much because any idea can be watered down if you say it too much, but The Man Who Cheated Himself is […]Read more "Blu-ray Review – The Man Who Cheated Himself – Flicker Alley"
Supergirl Director: Jeannot Szwarc Screenplay: David Odell Minutes: 124 Year: 1984 Score: 6.67 Release: Warner Archive Collection Here’s the thing, the movie is goofy, a little uneven, and cute, I enjoyed this movie, but there is a huge problem but is not the movies fault. Supergirl is a testament to the different entertainment models between […]Read more "Blu-ray Review – Supergirl – Warner Archive Collection"
Good morning film fans. Over the weekend I joined friend of the blog David Blakeslee and my new nemesis (his decision, I am excited to watch his career) Robert Taylor to chat about Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s THE AMERICAN SOLDIER. You can listen to it right here, or following the link below. https://media.blubrry.com/criterioncast/s/criterioncast.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Criterion-Reflections-Episode-029-The-American-Soldier.mp3 Criterion […]Read more "Podcast – The American Soldier – Criterion Reflections"
Bound Director: the Wachowskis Screenplay: the Wachowskis Minutes: 108 Year: 1996 Score: 7.73 Release: Olive Signature Bound is the perfect example of how a movie lover is able to transform themselves from an amateur film lover into a full-blown pure cinemaphile. When I first watched Bound, in the late 1990s it was for the exact […]Read more "Blu-ray Review – Bound – Olive Signature"
Abominable Director: Ryan Schifrin Screenplay: James Morrison and Ryan Schifrin Minutes: 94 Year: 2006 Score: 5.13 Release: MVD Rewind If you were to have asked me 5 years ago if I would want to champion low budget monster movies I may have laughed at you. I am very glad that I was finally able to […]Read more "Blu-ray Review – Abominable – MVD Rewind Collection"
Super Fly Director: Gordon Parks Jr Screenplay: Phillip Fenty Minutes: 93 Year: 1972 Score: 6.80 Release: Warner Archive Released one year after his father’s Shaft, and the genres original film Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song. Gordon Parks Jr. gives us a great Curtis Mayfield music video, even if it is a little long. From WBShop.com: Priest […]Read more "Blu-ray Review – Super Fly – Warner Archive"
Breaking In Director: James McTeigue Screenplay: Ryan Engle Minutes: 88 Year: 2018 Score: 7.00 Release: UPHE I know that it is only fair to avoid going into a film with preconceived and unfair expectations. I do try to do just this. But, more often than not I come to a parallel that is too difficult […]Read more "Blu-ray Review and Giveaway – Breaking In – Universal Pictures Home Entertainment"
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Director: Stanley Donen Screenplay: Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrick, Dorothy Kingsley Minutes: 102 Year: 1954 Score: 5.60 Release: Warner Archive I am sorry, but I could not finish the movie. I had to bow out before six of the brothers looked for six other brides. Likewise, if you want to bow […]Read more "Blu-ray Review – Seven Brides for Seven Brothers – Warner Archive"
Gun Crazy Director: Joseph H. Lewis Screenplay: Dalton Trumbo and MacKinlay Kanton Minutes: 87 Year: 1950 Score: 6.20 Release: Warner Archive Gun Crazy was a movie that I wanted to watch on it’s name, alone. Without seeing anything about the film aside from those two words it could be an old picture, or it could […]Read more "Blu-ray Review – Gun Crazy – Warner Archive"
The Strangers: Prey at Night Director: Roberts, Johannes Screenplay: Ben Ketai Minutes: 85 Year: 2018 Score: 5.87 Release: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment The Strangers: Prey at Night is, undoubtedly, a sequel and while there are more than enough jump scares it is a bit predictable, but then again, it is a slasher so you are […]Read more "Blu-ray Review – The Stranges: Prey at Night – UPHE"