Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio takes the classic story everyone knows and moves it up a few decades by dropping it into Fascist Italy. Before I dive into plot and such, let’s talk about the animation. Despite what some people might tell you otherwise, animation is film. It always has been and always will be. I delayed writing my review until after my second viewing of the new film. The film is even more impressive one…"Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio Pushes Animation Into A New Direction"
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Following its world premiere at the 2022 Telluride Film Festival, High Noon on the Waterfront makes its broadcast premiere on TCM. This film is a tale of two different filmmakers as TCM observes the 75th anniversary of the Hollywood Blacklist during the month of October. This was one of the darkest times in both American and Hollywood history. If you’re not familiar, Hollywood filmmakers and actors were pressured to “name names” of communists because McCarthyism…"High Noon on the Waterfront Premieres On TCM"
Following its theatrical release, The Batman is now available for audiences to bring home on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD. The film is already available on Digital and streaming on HBO Max. Robert Pattinson stars as The Dark Knight as Matt Reeves takes on The Batman in a new epic masterpiece to grace the big screen. Let’s start with the most important thing first. There is not a mid-credits scene. However, the film contains…"The Batman Arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD"
Miller’s Crossing joins The Criterion Collection with a 2K digital restoration supervised by the Coen Brothers and Barry Sonnenfeld. The film is being presented in its original 1.85:1 aspect ratio. The digital transfer was created in 2K resolution from the 35mm original camera negative and supervised by the film’s cinematographer, Barry Sonnenfeld. The disc was mastered by Pixelogic Media. Both supervising sound editor and recrecording mixer Skip Livesay and composer Carter Burwell created a new…"Miller’s Crossing: Coen Brothers Film Is On Criterion"
Robert Pattinson stars as The Dark Knight as Matt Reeves takes on The Batman in a new epic masterpiece to grace the big screen. Let’s start with the most important thing first. There is not a mid-credits scene. However, the film contains an end-credits tag. Pattinson crushes it in the role. I know that many people weren’t sure what to make of his casting given the Twilight background. If you’ve seen Good Time, Damsel, and…"The Batman Is An Epic Masterpiece"
In her recent podcast, Sarah Silverman commented about the recent casting of Kathryn Hahn as the late Jewish comedian Joan Rivers. Speaking on her podcast, the comedian remarked: “There’s this long tradition of non-Jews playing Jews, and not just playing people who happen to be Jewish, but people whose Jewishness is their whole being. One could argue, for instance, that a gentile playing Joan Rivers correctly would be doing what is actually called ‘Jewface.’” Silverman…"Sarah Silverman Talks Casting Non-Jews As Jews"
It’s been almost 31 years since the release of Do the Right Thing in July 1989 but the Spike Lee film is still relevant in the summer of 2020. Watching the film for the first time amid a civil unrest really displays how relevant the film still is. It’s truly an injustice that the same thing happening in a 1989 film is still happening today. How can we as a culture allow this to happen? …"Do the Right Thing Is Still Relevant in 2020"
Julianne Moore brings quite the charm to Gloria Bell and this does not even take into account that the film is a remake of the award-winning original. An office worker by day, the divorced Gloria (Julianne Moore) rocks out at Los Angeles clubs during the night. One such night, Gloria ends up meeting Arnold (John Turturro). The two of them manage to bond over the fact that they’re both divorced. Arnold for a year while Gloria…"Gloria Bell: More Roles Like This For Women"
The Big Lebowski manages to hold up in viewing on the big screen some twenty years following its initial release in theaters. Avid bowler Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski arrived home one evening only to be assaulted in a case of mistaken identity. It turns out some fools were hired because Bunny, the wife of another Jeffrey Lebowski, owes money to a porn producer. One of them made the awful mistake of crossing The Dude by…"The Big Lebowski Plays Quite Well At 20 Years"
Landline takes us back to the 1990s as Obvious Child director Gillian Robespierre re-teams with writer/producer Elisabeth Holm, and actress Jenny Slate. Directed by Robespierre from a screenplay by Elizabeth Holm and Gillian Robespierre, Landline stars Jenny Slate, Edie Falco, Abby Quinn, Jay Duplass, Finn Wittrock, and John Turturro. Chicago native Gigi Pritzker is one of the produces for Odd Lot Entertainment. Dana Jacobs recently became engaged to Ben (Duplass) and she finds herself dealing…"Landline: Sisters bond through Family Secrets and Lies"