I was actually surprised to learn that Michelangelo Antonioni’s Blow-Up was not already in The Criterion Collection and simply making its Blu-ray debut. This 60’s classic tells a great story that defies convention by subverting the plot any viewer was expecting to see, while also presenting a good look at Swinging London. The result is […]
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Make no mistake about it. I wanted to see Foxcatcher for one main reason. Never mind all the Academy Awards nominations it got. We’ll talk about those in a minute. I wanted to see it because for the first time ever that man I saw in the film’s trailer was not Steve Carell, but someone […]
Foxcatcher is yet another film I so missed out on as it sadly didn’t come to a theater near me last year. However, that’s all about to change very soon! The Winner of 2014’s Cannes Film Festival for Best Director & Special Distinction Award at 2015’s Film Independent Spirit Awards will be coming home to the Blu-ray format on […]
It is funny when you have next to no reaction to a film, despite easily acknowledging so many great things about it. Foxcatcher is incredibly well acted, effectively directed in a chilling sort of manner as a sort of powder keg of tension, and likely worthy of even more praise, when one considers the level […]
The Butler tells the story of a White House butler who served eight American presidents over three decades. The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man’s life and family. Forest Whitaker stars as the butler […]
I am a fan of actor Ralph Fiennes. I enjoy stories involving Greek tragedies. And I tend to like films that reappropriate the works of Shakespeare in interesting ways. I found the concept of having Ralph Fiennes star in his directorial debut of the Shakespeare tragedy Coriolanus, which has been set in modern times, despite […]