GIRLS Season 5 [Blu-Review]
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GIRLS Season 5 [Blu-Review]

Girls has always been about a group of young women, progressing in their lives. Slowly and dysfunctionally, but gradually progressing. After four seasons, there was…

FROM NOON TILL THREE: Twilight Time Blu-ray Review
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FROM NOON TILL THREE: Twilight Time Blu-ray Review

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, one of the all-time great westerns, is thematically summed up in its famous line: “When the legend becomes fact……

Anya Taylor-Joy’s Best Role of the Year: MORGAN
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Anya Taylor-Joy’s Best Role of the Year: MORGAN

Yes, you read that right, Morgan is Anya Taylor-Joy’s role of the year. While her actual acting chops are probably better displayed in the critically…

GRAN BOLLITO – Twilight Time Blu-ray Review
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GRAN BOLLITO – Twilight Time Blu-ray Review

This one is just goddamn weird, folks. Gran Bollito (also known as Black Journal) is new on Blu-ray from Twilight Time, and it’s a bizarre…

Criterion Review: Huston Returns to Film Noir With THE ASPHALT JUNGLE
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Criterion Review: Huston Returns to Film Noir With THE ASPHALT JUNGLE

In an archival interview included on this week’s Criterion release, John Huston describes his 1950 film noir The Asphalt Jungle as “a story told from…

Criterion Presents Kieslowski’s Towering Achievement: DEKALOG
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Criterion Presents Kieslowski’s Towering Achievement: DEKALOG

Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Dekalog on Criterion Collection Blu-ray is available now. We talk about “The Golden Age of Television” as if what we’re experiencing now is…

John Huston Drowns in the Deep of MOBY DICK – Twilight Time Blu-ray Review
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John Huston Drowns in the Deep of MOBY DICK – Twilight Time Blu-ray Review

Some books beckon to filmmakers like sirens on a cliff. I fully expect that sometime in the next few years, we’ll see another boat dash…

New On Blu: BEN-HUR (2016) Isn’t the 1959 Version, and Doesn’t Set Out To Be
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New On Blu: BEN-HUR (2016) Isn’t the 1959 Version, and Doesn’t Set Out To Be

  Ben-Hur, Lew Wallace’s sprawling 8-part novel first published in 1880, is an epic. Ben-Hur, the spectacular – and notorious – 1925 silent film with…

ELIMINATORS: A Stripped Down, Efficient, Scott Adkins Actioner
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ELIMINATORS: A Stripped Down, Efficient, Scott Adkins Actioner

Action films can often fall victim to suffering skeletal plots strung together simply to drape action sequences on top of. Good story telling can run…

TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A.: William Friedkin Decontructs The Alpha Male
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TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A.: William Friedkin Decontructs The Alpha Male

William Peterson’s Richard Chance is one of cinema’s most swinging dick, alpha male, douche bag protagonists of all time, and director/master William Friedkin’s To Live…