The Oscar-nominated In Bruges makes its arrival on 4K Ultra HD just a few months shy of the film’s 15th anniversary in early 2023. I was a few years late to discovering the work of writer-director Martin McDonagh. Going into this year’s reunion project, The Banshees of Inisherin, I’d yet to watch the film in which the trio worked together. However, I’ve now rectified it with this black comedy crime thriller, in which the city…"In Bruges Arrives on 4K Ultra HD"
The Banshees Of Inisherin reteams filmmaker Martin McDonagh with In Bruges stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson. The newest McDonagh film is a pitch-black comedy set along the coast of Ireland. Pádraic Súilleabháin (Colin Farrell) and Colm Doherty (Brendan Gleeson) have been friends since as long as they can remember. Until now. For one reason or another, Colm decides that he no longer wants to be friends with Pádraic. Pádraic does what he can to…"The Banshees Of Inisherin – Toronto 2022"
Edge of Tomorrow: Live. Die. Repeat makes its arrival on 4K Ultra HD and the alien invasion time loop film has never looked better. This film is a time loop movie unlike anything we’ve seen before. For one, it takes place during a futuristic alien invasion when most of Europe appears lost. The Battle of Normandy plays a strong influence in the film’s look given that this is basically the same thing except it takes…"Edge of Tomorrow: Live. Die. Repeat on 4K UHD"
A.I. Artificial Intelligence, a Spielberg film which is Kubrickian in origin, marks its 20th anniversary since its theatrical release in 2001. David (Haley Joel Osment) is a prototype child robot or a Mecha, if you will. He’s been programmed to love unconditionally–this includes Monica (Frances O’Connor). There are all sorts of Mechas and they’re jobs are to make human lives easier. Unfortunately, this also means humans are out of a job. When David’s family comes…"A.I. Artificial Intelligence Marks 20th Anniversary"
Gangs of New York may have a lot to enjoy about the film but at the end of the day, it is a flawed epic and well short of being a masterpiece. In many ways, this is the history of New York City according to Martin Scorsese. The script itself is based on Herbert Asbury’s The Gangs of New York. However, it gets an original screenplay nomination because they drift so far from the book’s…"Gangs of New York Is A Flawed Epic"
Taking us back to the days of the Old West, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is another classic from the minds of the Coen Brothers. The Western is one of the oldest genres in the book but it always makes for interesting material. Even when we think that every possible scenario has been exhausted, someone comes about with a fresh take. This is what the Coens do and they do it so well, I must…"The Ballad of Buster Scruggs: Another Coen Classic"
With the life lessons it offers, Paddington 2 is a film that should probably belong in every movie collection. With Paddington’s Aunt Lucy marking her 100th birthday, he wants to get her the best present possible. This comes in the form of a pop-up book discovered in Mr. Gruber’s shop. In order to afford it, Paddington takes on a series of jobs to get the money…or at least tries to, anyway. It’s only when Phoenix…"Paddington 2 is A Must-Own Film"