SubUrbia Director: Richard Linklater Screenplay: Eric Bogosian Minutes: 121 Year: 1996 Score: 5.64 Release: Warner Archive This film is neither the best Linklater, nor is it the best Bogosian and if you watch it as someone whose formative years were in the 90s then you are going to wonder if you were as much as […]Read more "DVD Review – SubUrbia – Warner Archive"
The Shape of Water Director: Guillermo del Toro Screenplay: Vanessa Taylor and Guillermo del Toro Minutes: 123 Year: 2017 Score: 8.73 Release: Theatrical What an immensely pleasurable experience and with this viewing my top 25 has changed twice in as many days. Also, my favorite movie of 2017 has changed. The Shape of Water is […]Read more "Theatrical Review – The Shape of Water"
Certain Women initially interested me because of its cast, but I was not in a hurry to see it until The Criterion Collection announced they would be adding it to the collection. It is often intentional that I ignore most reviews because my tastes seldom mirror most of the viewing audience. And I think that is why you come here.Read more "Blu-ray Review – Certain Women – Criterion Collection"
Longtime readers of the site will know that if Jessica Chastain is in a movie then I will be watching the movie. It is an inevitability. The same goes for Idris Elba. The same goes for Aaron Sorkin. The question is whether it would be theatrical or wait for home video. But together? Opening weekend of wide release.Read more "Theatrical Review – Molly’s Game"
Letter from an Unknown Woman is a gorgeously transferred movie that drips with the silver nitrate that has stained my memory of classic cinema.Read more "Blu-ray Review – Letter from an Unknown Woman – Olive Signature"
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"