The Oscar-nominated Good Night, and Good Luck stands out as being the best film that George Clooney has directed to date. Clooney’s second film sees the actor-filmmaker back in the TV world. His second outing focuses not on game shows but on the world of news. This is a world that the filmmaker is all too familiar with as his father, Nick Clooney, was a TV journalist and anchorman for many years. The elder Clooney…"Good Night, and Good Luck – A George Clooney Retrospective"
Morgan Neville and Jeff Malmberg team up to bring audiences the Veeck baseball family story in The Saint of Second Chances. I love a good baseball movie. Let me tell you, this is a good baseball movie. You’ll have all the feelings while watching it. I suppose that’s to be expected when the Won’t You Be My Neighbor? filmmaker decides to co-direct a baseball documentary with Malmberg. But anyway, I love what the two of…"The Saint of Second Chances – Tribeca 2023"
Looper, the sci-fi thriller written and directed by Rian Johnson, marks the tenth anniversary of its theatrical release in 2012. Rian Johnson certainly knows how to make them–Looper remains one of the most original films of the past decade. By the time that I first saw Looper in 2012, I was already familiar with Johnson’s work on two episodes of Breaking Bad. His third episode, which didn’t air until September 2013 is one of the…"Looper: Rian Johnson’s Sci-Fi Thriller Marks 10 Years"
Speed, an Oscar winner for both Best Sound Editing and Sound Mixing, is now available for audiences to watch on 4K Ultra HD. The 4K upgrade comes just over a month shy of the film’s 27th anniversary. Produced on a modest $30 million budget, the film eventually grossed just over $350 million dollars. Filmmaker Jan de Bont could not have asked for a better performance out of his feature directorial debut. Unfortunately, Speed 2: Cruise…"Speed Now Available On 4K Ultra HD"
Washington, the History Channel miniseries executive produced by Doris Kearns Goodwin and narrated by Jeff Daniels, is now available on DVD. The three-night miniseries first aired over Presidents’ Day weekend in February. The release comes at a time when the nation is grappling with the Founding Fathers’ legacy. Washington features a mix of dramatic recreations and commentary in 258 minutes. We all know the basics about our nation’s first president, George Washington–recreated by Nicholas Rowe. …"Washington: History Miniseries Arrives on DVD"
The Catcher Was A Spy is a period film that combines baseball, espionage, and war. The film plays more as a drama than a thriller. Espionage films usually mean people kicking ass, but it’s not what happens in The Catcher Was A Spy, unless you’re referring to one’s intellect. Pardon the pun but it’s a nice curveball for the genre. One should not expect to get a James Bond movie even though Bond is what…"The Catcher Was A Spy: Baseball and Espionage"