4K UHD Review: ‘Alligator’

Guest Post by Dave Rokita (Malevolent Dave) from malevolentdark.com Something about the 80s makes everything from that era feel nostalgic. During that time, cinema just learned the power of marketing to children. Star Wars (1977) had broken the seal on major motion picture licensing of toys. Alligator joined the ranks of Alien (1979) and Jaws […]

Shout Factory Presents ‘Candyman’

The good folks at Shout Factory have finally given us a beautiful special edition of Bernard Rose’s iconic 1992 film, Candyman, on a 4K/Blu-ray set. When graduate student, Helen Lyle (a fantastic Virginia Madsen), goes to Cabrini-Green to conduct research on the urban legend surrounding an entity named “Candyman” (played by a pitch perfect Tony […]

Blu-ray Review – Man on the Moon

Milos Forman’s 1999 biopic, Man on the Moon, has finally been given a much deserved Blu-ray release by Kino-Lorber. 1999 was an excellent year for film. Eyes Wide Shut, American Beauty, Magnolia, and The Virgin Suicides all came out that year, and every single one of those are remembered fondly, more or less. However, a […]

Blu-ray Review – Catherine Breillat’s ‘Romance’

Catherine Breillat’s controversial 1999 erotic drama, Romance, has finally been given a Blu-ray release, courtesy of Strand Releasing. Romance focuses on an elementary school teacher named Marie (played by Caroline Ducey), who is in an unhappy relationship with her longtime model boyfriend, Paul (Sagamore Stévenin). For what seems like an eternity to Marie, Paul has […]