Writer/director Leigh Whannell (the first “Saw”, the “Insidious” films, “Upgrade”) has knocked it out of the fucking park once again. Taut, unnerving, and unbearably suspenseful, this is an enthralling and incredibly intense film!Read More Go see this immediately….
Let’s see if that can be something that happens frequently. It’s the first day of October…. So let’s get spooky…..more to comeRead More So…I should probably post more often…..
To celebrate today’s wonderful milestone, here’s something I wrote back in 2006 honoring the best goddamn cable channel ever created. I’ve long been a fan of Turner Classic Movies, or TCM, for short. If you look back on the maelstrom of cable activity in the early/mid ’90s, it was amazing. You had new cable channels […]Read More Turner Classic Movies Turns 25 Today!
“An unemployed London secretary is lured to the Cornish coast for a position as an elderly woman’s live-in assistant. Soon, however, she finds herself a prisoner in an isolated mansion, where she begins to question her own sanity as she gets roped into a murder plot. This low-budget B movie is transformed into a chilling […]Read More Diving into The Criterion Channel’s “Columbia Noir” collection of films!
Rather thematic, eh? Let’s see what James Wan does with the superhero genre….Read More Catching up to this one on Blu-ray…while eating sushi…
And the dive into the Bergman collection continues! “Taking its title from Friedrich Schiller’s “Ode to Joy,” adapted by Beethoven for his Ninth Symphony, this tragic romance opens with a violinist, Stig (Stig Olin), learning of the sudden death of his wife, Marta (Maj-Britt Nilsson). During a prolonged flashback, Stig remembers the delights and tribulations […]Read More Continuing my Ingmar Bergman film festival….
I’m diving back into The Criterion Collection’s incredible “Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema” collection. “Traveling to accept an honorary degree, Professor Isak Borg—masterfully played by the veteran filmmaker and actor Victor Sjöström—is forced to face his past, come to terms with his faults, and make peace with the inevitability of his approaching death. Through flashbacks and fantasies, […]Read More The cinema screenings continue…
It’s time to finally watch the extended version of this, which features an additional fifty minutes of footage. It’s one of the best films ever made. “Four decades into an already legendary career, Terrence Malick realized his most rapturous vision to date, tracing a story of childhood, wonder, and grief to the outer limits of […]Read More This has been long overdue….
The stark black and white cinematography in this by the late Robby Muller is amazing; he also shot “Paris, Texas” for Wim Wenders. And kudos to Jarmusch for the opening titles; it’s a lost art these days, and it shouldn’t be.Read More Currently screening…
Jarmusch’s Dead Man Campion’s Sweetie von Trier’s The Element of CrimeRead More Reviews this week..