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Tag Archive for 'Isabelle Huppert'

The Piano Teacher – The Criterion Collection (Blu-ray Review)

Director Michael Haneke (Funny Games, Amour) and his attention to storytelling are celebrated by this release of The Piano Teacher from the Criterion Collection in a way that honors the film’s unique quality and its director’s masterful use of the medium of film to tell a story. Watching the film itself is a transformative experience; […]

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Haneke, Hitchcock & More Coming to The Criterion Collection in September 2017

In September, Murray Lerner’s Festival will join the Criterion Collection in time for its fortieth anniversary. The era-defining documentary caught the crest of a musical movement at the Newport Folk Festival from 1963 to 1966 and includes performances by giants like Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Johnny Cash, and the Staples Singers; the Criterion release’s special features will showcase rare additional footage from the festivals. […]

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Encapsulated Movie Reviews – Three New Indie Titles

Still in the midst of catching up on end of the year fare (saw a whopping six movies previously missed in the last few days alone!), there’s only a trio of flicks up for dissection this week.  (The Edge of Seventeen and Nocturnal Animals were not made available to yours truly, but thankfully covered by my […]

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The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (Blu-ray Review)

Reviewing The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby on Blu-ray makes for a somewhat difficult situation, because there are two versions of this film (thankfully both available on this release).  The first has something of a subtitle known as “Them”.  This version takes the story of a married couple that separates and follows both of their lives […]

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Chastain & McAvoy In THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY, This February On Blu-ray (All Cuts Of The Film)

I am not only excited for this release, but for the fact that it includes both versions of the film.  Check it:  Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company are proud to announce the home entertainment release of Ned Benson’s emotionally thrilling film, THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY.  Audiences can own this inspired example of […]

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‘Dead Man Down’ Brings Dour Revenge (Movie Review)

Here is another movie that displays the ever filmable tale of revenge and the complexities involved.  Dead Man Down brings forward an interesting challenge, as there are a lot of good things about it that I would like to recommend, even though I do not think the movie pulls through in the end.  Of course, […]

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Amour Movie Review – Just Seen It

Aaron, Brenna and Leah review this French-language drama nominated for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress. Starring Aaron Fink, Brenna Smith and Leah Aldridge. Directed by Sean Wright. Georges and Anne live a quiet life together. When Anne suffers a debilitating stroke, Georges must care for her. But as Anne’s mind and body seriously […]

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Going Places (Blu-ray Review)

Going Places aka Les Valseuses (The Testicles) is one of Kino’s latest offerings in the realm of classic films, this being a classice French film in the sense of it being one of the highest grossing films of 1974, and the film that propelled Gerard Depardieu to stardom. I am a lover of all things […]

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