Eyewitness is the kind of film which really should be a classic but despite a cast to die and a solid director at the helm, it's good but never quite gets to the heights it should-be. Peter Yates directs it after the surprise success of his cult bike racing film Breaking Away. Steve Tesich wrote the … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – Eyewitness
Fritz Lang is one of the greatest directors of all-time and he would still be if he only stopped making films in 1933 with The Testament of Dr. Mabuse. However he fled Germany because some guy with a Chaplin 'tash was in power and eventually went to the US and made a string of film noirs … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – Hangmen Also Die!
The Pixies for those who don't know but I doubt anybody doesn't are an alternative rock band that predated the boom of Grunge in 1992 with Nirvana's Nevermind whose big hit "Smells Like A Teen Spirit" Kurt Cobain said was a rip-off of the Pixies. The sound of the Pixies incorporated punk rock, surf music, chicano music along … Continue reading DVD Review – loudQUIETloud: A Film About The Pixies
Jane Got A Gun is probably the most high-profile film in recent years to have serious production problems. The original director Lynne Ramsey walked off the film 2 days before production started. Jude Law who was originally casted as the villain John Bishop walked as well as the cinematographer Darius Khondji. Gavin O'Connor took over … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – Jane Got A Gun
They Might Be Giants might be best known now for being the film that the nerdy indie band of the same name who wrote that song about a nightlight took their name from. This is very cool but the film is actually worth seeing as well. It takes it name from line of dialogue about … Continue reading DVD Review – They Might Be Giants