Blu-Ray Review – Raising Cain

Brian De Palma was pretty much burnt out after the catastrophic failure of his adaptation of The Bonfire of the Vanities. It was a seriously compromised film in every regard, from deviating from the original text to casting, despite its an inspired opening, which was one long steady-cam shot. After the debacle, De Palma returned to an idea he had [...]

Blu-Ray Review – The Infiltrator

Bryan Cranston has reinvented himself after his initial acclaim from his role on Malcolm in the Middle all those years ago. The beginning of this was, of course, the career-defining role of Walter White on Breaking Bad, a show that only got serious attention after a couple of seasons. His performance and the series are [...]

Blu-Ray Review – Eisenstein in Guanajuato

Eisenstein in Guanajuato is the latest film by Peter Greenaway and it's undeniably his strongest work in years but that's not saying a whole lot. Greenaway made his name in the '80s with baroque styled films which often bordered on the surreal and always looked like the work of a master painter instead of a filmmaker. [...]

Blu-Ray Review – The Magnificent Seven

It’s a remake of a remake—a reimagining of Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai in the American West, this time with a more diverse cast in the original (which had been all-white, other than the part-Mongolian actor Yul Brynner). Denzel Washington steps into what was Yul Brynner’s role under a different name, having previously worked with Fuqua via [...]