Mank: A Look Back At Classic Hollywood

Mank, directed by David Fincher, takes a look back at 1930s Hollywood through the eyes of Oscar-winning screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz. If there is one thing that Mank gets right, it’s Herman J. Mankiewicz being an alcoholic.  Well, that and writing Citizen Kane.  Oh, and the drama with Orson Welles (Tom Burke) over credit for writing the screenplay.  This is where I must recommend Sydney Ladensohn Stern’s biography, The Brothers Mankiewicz. We know that Mank…

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Full Metal Jacket Arrives on 4K Ultra HD

Stanley Kubrick’s 1987 Vietnam War classic, Full Metal Jacket, arrives on 4K Ultra HD over three decades after its theatrical release. While a recluse at home, Kubrick is also one of the all-time greats behind the camera.  It shows through in films such as Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and Spartacus to name a few.  Full Metal Jacket is certainly no exception.  Kubrick works the camera as only he can. The 4K remaster is…

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The Lost World: Jurassic Park Raises The Stakes

The Lost World: Jurassic Park seeks to raise the stakes from the earlier 1993 classic but the sequel doesn’t improve upon the original. Four years later, John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) sends Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Golblum) to an island full of dinosaurs.  Malcolm is reluctant to go on the research expedition until learning that girlfriend Dr. Sarah Harding (Julianne Moore) is already on Isla Sorna.  At which point, it becomes a rescue mission and Malcolm…

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