To Live and Die in L.A. features one of the most thrilling car chases in cinematic history and looks amazing in 4K Ultra HD. Kino Lorber Studio Classics released the film on 4K UHD back in July, a few weeks before William Friedkin’s passing. The 4K UHD release includes every bonus feature contained on Shout’s sold-out 2016 Collector’s Edition. The only difference is that this release contains a brand new HDR/Dolby Vision master made from…"To Live and Die in L.A.: TCM Pays Tribute To William Friedkin"
Wes Anderson has done it again with his newest ensemble comedy, Asteroid City, releasing in theaters following its Cannes premiere. Anderson is one of those filmmakers that you either love or you don’t. I had an enjoyable enough time that I look forward to diving into the bonus features for the home release. Anyway, Anderson takes the audience to a fictional city in the American Southwest in 1955. To say that it is a small…"Asteroid City Is A Classic Wes Anderson Film"
Inside is about an art heist gone wrong but audiences are better off just saying outside rather than watch very horrifying images on screen. Things you should know about Inside before reading any further: A pigeon is left for dead just outside an unbreakable window. After depleting the food in the kitchen, Nemo (Willem Dafoe) has no choice but to eat dog food, which is cringe-worthy enough as it is. He takes a fish out…"Inside: You’re Better Off Staying Outside"
The Wild One explores the journey of Holocaust survivor Jack Garfein and how his trauma would impact him as a director and filmmaker. Orson Welles once said of Garfein that “If there had not been a Jack Garfein, Hollywood would have invented him!” The generation of Shoah survivors are dying out. Garfein passed away at the end of 2019. Born in Czechoslovakia in 1930, his family moved to Hungary because they thought it would be…"The Wild One – Tribeca 2022"
Spider-Man might not have been the first comic book adaptation to hit the big screen but the film helped pave the way for the MCU. The film’s 20th anniversary comes as Sam Raimi is opening up Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Because of licensing, Raimi’s Spider-Man films didn’t feature any characters unless the license was owned by Sony Pictures, of course. This why a fan like me was happy to see the MCU…"Spider-Man: Sam Raimi Film Turns 20 Years Old"
When it comes to Robert Eggers, you either love his films or you don’t but he’s outdone himself with the new Viking film, The Northman. You might think you’ve seen a Viking film but you’ve never seen anything like The Northman. Robert Eggers has a way with cinematic language unlike any other filmmaker working today. The nonstop action films coming from the likes of Marvel and Lucasfilm might be spoiling us but this one is…"The Northman: Robert Eggers Does It Again"
Guillermo del Toro shies away from the supernatural to present an updated take on Nightmare Alley in this noir thriller. The gist of the film is that Stanton Carlisle (Bradley Cooper) befriends a clairvoyant Zeena Krumbein (Toni Collette) and her mentalist husband, Pete Krumbein (David Strathairn), at a traveling carnival. Stanton takes advantage of what he learns to break free of the carnival alongside Molly Cahill (Rooney Mara). Before you know it, he’s conning the…"Nightmare Alley: A Noir Thriller"
Spider-Man: No Way Home is an epic film but you’re best off going into the film knowing very little about it because it’ll ruin the fun. If you know the Marvel films by now, you already know to stay for the end of the credits. Outside of this, I’m going to do the challenging thing and try to write about the film without spoiling it. The film continues right where Spider-Man: Far From Home leaves…"Spider-Man: No Way Home Is Epic Fun"
Motherless Brooklyn has a bloated run time, which could prove to be a tortuous experience for film goers if there are projection issues. Lionel Essrog (Edward Norton) suffers from Tourette Syndrome despite working for Frank Minna (Bruce Willis). Funny enough, Lionel’s condition has never stopped Frank from trusting him. What aids Lionel is the fact that he has one of the best memories among anyone working for the L & L Agency. When Frank gets…"Motherless Brooklyn Has Some Issues"
The Lighthouse features two very strong performances from both Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson in this beautifully shot movie. Thomas Wake (Willem Dafoe) and Efraim Winslow (Robert Pattinson) are lighthouse keepers in this period piece set off the coast of 1890s New England. When a four-week period is over, a storm hits the island. This means that their ride back to the mainland will never arrive. One could already feel the tension in the room…"Toronto 2019: The Lighthouse"