Wind River is the final film in Taylor Sheridan's unofficial "Modern Frontier Trilogy," and only one he has directed rather than just writing. They are thematically linked by merging the film noir with the western in a contemporary American landscape. The previous film in the unofficial trilogy, Hell or High Water, came out in the midst of … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – Wind River
The year was 1975, and you couldn't have a more mouthwatering prospect than Jack Nicholson and Warren Beatty as a criminal duo in The Fortune, a film set in the 1920s. Adding to that anticipation was Mike Nichols, who was flying high as one of the key (if somewhat overrated) directors of the New Hollywood. … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – The Fortune
Charley Varrick is based on a relatively unknown crime book by John H. Reese. It’s directed by Don Siegel, one of the great crime filmmakers, and was his first film after Dirty Harry had taken him from the B-list to the A-list. It’s about a former stunt pilot (Walter Matthau) who runs a sort of … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – Charley Varrick
Bruce Willis… oh, how the mighty action star of the '90s is getting lazier by the day in his old age. However, L.A. Vengeance at the very least showcases Willis seeming to have some fun in front of the camera, and in this film he is actually the lead, not some day-player who still gets paid … Continue reading DVD Review – L.A. Vengeance
mother! is the latest Darren Aronofsky film, made with his former partner Jennifer Lawrence. It starts out almost like a John Cassavetes movie, setting up a relationship between Lawrence’s character, the wife of a famous poet, played by Javier Bardem. Then a pair of strangers played by Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeffer show up, with Harris … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – mother!