The Birth of a Nation came and went last year. Following its breakout at the Sundance Film Festival, the proceeding months were not kind to writer/director/producer/star Nate Parker, based on a muddy history that was brought back into the news. Still, there is a righteous part of me that sees a film recounting a historical […]
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The Birth of a Nation is a film designed to challenge various parts of me. There is a righteous part of me that sees a film recounting a historical event tying into relevant topics still affecting America today, as the nation continues to court more and more woke individuals. The other part concerns my role […]
We’re so close to the Sept. 13 release date of the five-star doc De Palma on Blu-ray that there’s already a distinctive smell of candid cinema chatter in the air. (Just look to Brandon Peters’ very cool recent Raising Cain Blu-ray review for firm evidence!) And speaking of honest talk about films, let’s hop onto yet […]
Who knows what evil lurks in the shadow of men? The Shadow knows! Adapted from the long-running classic radio program and Walter B. Gibson’s popular pulp fiction, legendary crime-fighting superhero The Shadow comes to life in the 1994 film adaptation THE SHADOW, starring Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) from visionary filmmaker Russell Mulcahy (Resident Evil: Extinction, Highlander). Brimming […]
This past year has been notable to me in the way nostalgia has been informing many films. Hugo, The Muppets, The Illusionist, Midnight in Paris, and Super 8, among many others I could make arguments for have all had this theme running through them. Now we have The Artist, an incredibly likable film that serves […]
Not 1, not 2, but 3 classic thrillers are coming to Blu-ray this April from my favorite studio Lionsgate. The first time films on the Blu-ray format include Jade starring David Caruso and Linda Fiorentino, The Relic starring Penelope Ann Miller and Tom Sizemore and Flight of the Intruder starring everyone’s favorite Willem Dafoe and […]