As far back as 1986, I was aware of the profound impact that the art of cinema had on me. As a child with cerebral palsy, stumbling around on two leg braces, it was hard to find my footing in a world that I hadn’t yet begun to understand. But one thing that I did […]
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 […]
It’s been two days since I watched Kent Jones and Tom Huckabee’s 1983 experimental film, Taking Tiger Mountain, starring the late, great Bill Paxton in the lead role. It is a film that has weighed on my mind for a number of reasons.
Director and editor, Aaron Schultz, and his co-editor and producer, Aaron Pacentine have taken a golden opportunity and squandered it, utterly and completely.
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 […]
The 1962 Hammer horror film, Night Creatures, has finally arrived on a special edition Blu-ray, courtesy of the good folks at Shout Factory!
Cult Epics has released a set of Sylvia Kristel features, including four films starring the renowned actress. It is clear from the care that was put into this particular project that this was a labor of love for the good folks at Cult Epics. Over the years, this distributor has provided cinephiles with meticulously crafted […]
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 […]
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 […]
Richard Fleischer’s 1974 film, Mr. Majestyk, has finally arrived on Blu-ray, courtesy of Kino Lorber. I have the fondest memories of watching this film with my grandfather. He recorded it on an old VHS tape, and we’d watch it from time to time. Starring Charles Bronson in the titular role, the film concerns a war […]