Insomnia is the third feature film for filmmaker Christopher Nolan and gives him a bigger playground with a trio of Oscar winners. This is the only film in Nolan’s career that he didn’t write. One, it is a remake of an earlier Norwegian film. Two, Nolan has his first studio film and a medium-sized budget. Slowly but surely, everything is coming into place for taking his career to the next level with The Dark Knight…"Insomnia: Another Christopher Nolan Psychological Thriller"
Sidney Lumet’s Oscar-nominated Serpico makes its arrival on 4K Ultra HD ahead of celebrating the 50th anniversary of its 1973 release. The 4K UHD release comes by way of Kino Lorber Studio Classics. They’re releasing a pair of Sidney Lumet-directed films today in 4K UHD with the other film being 12 Angry Men. The film also includes a number of bonus features on its Blu-ray disc. I’ll have more on the extras here in a…"Serpico Gets 50th Anniversary 4K Ultra HD"
The Godfather Trilogy makes its arrival on 4K Ultra HD in celebration of The Godfather marking its 50th anniversary since the 1972 release. “I am very proud of The Godfather, which certainly defined the first third of my creative life,” said Francis Ford Coppola. “With this 50th anniversary tribute, I’m especially proud Mario Puzo’s THE GODFATHER, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone is included, as it captures Mario and my original vision in definitively concluding our epic…"The Godfather Trilogy Arrives on 4K Ultra HD"
Ridley Scott is two for two with misses this year as House of Gucci takes the cake for one of the most boring films of the year. House of Boredom. House of good G-d, how is this film not over yet?!? I think this is a nice way of summing up my experience with House of Gucci. This is a film where I found myself checking my watch what felt like every half hour or…"House of Gucci: The House of Boredom"
Newly restored and edited, Mario Puzo’s THE GODFATHER, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone marks the definitive ending of the saga. Maybe it is because I was younger but I don’t remember the third film being so bad. Come to think of it, I’m not even sure if I did see the third film. I would need to ask my uncle since he owned the first two films on VHS. In reading over Wikipedia, I…"Mario Puzo’s THE GODFATHER, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone"
The Oscar-winning The Godfather Part II continues the story of the Corleone family while switching between present day and earlier timelines. Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo team up again to further the Corleone saga. A lot of franchises suffer from wanting to repeat all the beats that help make the first film a success. The Godfather Part II is able to succeed where many sequels are doomed to failure. I give Coppola credit for…"The Godfather Part II: One of the Best Films Ever"
Francis Ford Coppola’s Oscar-winning film, The Godfather, remains an epic masterpiece and one of the greatest cinematic achievements. At this point, there really isn’t anything else that can be said about the film. Francis Ford Coppola took Mario Puzo’s epic novel and turned it into a masterpiece. More than that, one book would become the basis for three different films. This is before Puzo decided to write a sequel to his novel. Marlon Brando stars…"The Godfather Is An Epic Masterpiece"
Amazon’s newest television series, Hunters, follows a team of Nazi Hunters–led by Meyer Offerman–living in New York City in 1977. To say that the first half of the series didn’t sit well with me would not be an understatement. The tone is somewhere closer to Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds than Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List. Don’t even think about comparisons to Best Picture nominee Jojo Rabbit because the two couldn’t be more different in tone. Where…"Hunters: This Series Isn’t For Everyone"
The Irishman utilizes current de-aging technology but the film is another epic masterpiece in filmmaking from Oscar-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese. Netflix may have released Roma last year but The Irishman is its biggest test yet. With a legendary filmmaker at the helm, it shows that Netflix isn’t playing around. Scorsese is a legend in the industry–this goes without saying. The only question now is will those among the old guard consider this film during awards…"The Irishman: Another Martin Scorsese Masterpiece"
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood takes us back to 1969 in a way that only Quentin Tarantino can do so, while completely wasting Margot Robbie. After viewing the film, I can safely say that Inglorious Basterds remains my favorite Quentin Tarantino film. While the third act of Hollywood is entertaining, I really wish I could say more about the rest of the film. For the large majority, we’re viewing the film through actor Rick…"Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: I Have Words"