DVD Review: Jules et Jim

DVD Review: Jules et Jim

Jules and Jim has the feeling of a filmmaker pushing not only the cinematic language, but his themes to the highest levels. There is something scrumptious about the film’s reckless abandon.

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Blu-Ray Review: Shoot the Pianist

Blu-Ray Review: Shoot the Pianist

David Brook reviews François Truffaut’s French New Wave classic.

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Blu-Ray Review: Nashville

Blu-Ray Review: Nashville

Director: Robert Altman Screenplay: Joan Tewkesbury Starring: Michael Murphy, Keith Carradine, Ronee Blakley, Ned Beatty, Geraldine Chaplin, Shelley Duvall, Henry Gibson, Scott Glenn, Jeff Goldblum, Barbara Harris, Karen Black Producer: Robert Altman Country: USA Running Time: 160 min Year: 1975 BBFC Certificate: 15 In 1970, M*A*S*H finally got Robert Altman...

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Blu-Ray Review: This Sporting Life

Blu-Ray Review: This Sporting Life

Director: Lindsay Anderson Screenplay: David Storey Based on a Novel by: David Storey Starring: Richard Harris, Rachel Roberts, Alan Badel, William Hartnell Producer: Karel Reisz Country: UK Running Time: 134 min Year: 1963 BBFC Certificate: 12 After watching Lindsay Anderson’s excellent if…. last week, I was excited to travel back through the...

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Blu-Ray Review: if….

Blu-Ray Review: if….

Director: Lindsay Anderson Screenplay: David Sherwin Based on a Script by: David Sherwin & John Howlett Starring: Malcolm McDowell, David Wood, Richard Warwick, Robert Swann, Hugh Thomas, Guy Ross Producers: Lindsay Anderson, Michael Medwin & Albert Finney (uncredited) Country: UK Running Time: 112 min Year: 1968 BBFC Certificate: 15 My year of...

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Blu-Ray Review: Boomerang!

Director: Elia Kazan Screenplay: Richard Murphy Based on an Article by: Fulton Oursler Starring: Dana Andrews, Jane Wyatt, Lee J. Cobb, Arthur Kennedy Producer: Louis De Rochemont Country: USA Running Time: 88 min Year: 1947 BBFC Certificate: PG Elia Kazan is a fascinating figure in the history of American cinema. Not only did he direct a number of cast iron...

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Blu-Ray Review: Aguirre, Wrath of God

Director: Werner Herzog Screenplay: Werner Herzog Starring: Klaus Kinski, Ruy Guerra, Helena Rojo, Del Negro Producer: Werner Herzog, Hans Prescher Country: West Germany Running Time: 93 min Year: 1972 BBFC Certificate: PG         I‘ve been churning through first time watches of classic movies recently. My own personal 2014 Blind Spot...

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August Criterion Blu-Rays Announced

And boy am I excited; for we’re finally getting a quality transfer of Pedro Almodóvar’s Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down! Now if we could just get a Criterion of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. But I digress… Although not a lot of titles, there are five good ones here. I have quite fond memories of Y Tu Mamá También as it was one of the first...

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Blu-Ray Review: Ninja: Shadow of a Tear

Director: Isaac Florentine Screenplay: David N. White Starring: Scott Adkins, Kane Kosugi, Mika Hijii, Shun Sugata Producers: Boaz Davidson, Frank DeMartini, Tom Waller Country: USA/Thailand Running Time: 95 min Year: 2013 BBFC Certificate: 15 There were two movies I was really looking forward to going into 2014. I’ve given up getting all that excited...

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Blu-Ray Review: Fill the Void [2012]

Director: Rama Burshtein Writer: Rama Burshtein Producer: Assaf Amir Starring: Hadas Yaron, Chaim Sharir, Ido Samuel, Irit Sheleg, Yiftach Klein, Hila Feldman MPAA Rating: PG Running time: 84 min.     I must admit I found myself slightly confused with the dealings that lie within Israeli academy winner Fill the Void. The films director states in the...

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