The Entity – Blu-Ray Review

The Entity is a demonic possession film from 1982, billed as being based on a true story from 1976. The lead character, a single mother called Carla Moran (Barbara Hershey), is attacked and raped by an unidentified, violent entity that is never seen. It moves things around, so is something like a poltergeist. The action … Continue reading The Entity – Blu-Ray Review

The Climber – Blu-Ray Review

  "Little Joe never once gave it away, everybody had to pay and pay. A hustle here and a hustle there…" Joe Dallesandro is of course immortalized in Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side,” he graces the cover of the self-titled album by The Smiths, and his “package” is on The Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers album. … Continue reading The Climber – Blu-Ray Review

La La Land – Blu-Ray Review

The musical is somewhat like the western, in the sense that they were dominant film genres from the ’30s to the ’50s but have since fallen out of fashion. The western comes back every ten years or so, while the musical—probably due to its deliberately artificial nature—struggles to. La La Land, however, might have just reinvented the musical, … Continue reading La La Land – Blu-Ray Review

Manchester By The Sea – Blu-Ray Review

I first saw Manchester By the Sea at the London Film Festival after missing out the initial press screening, as I had to see a different film before conducting an interview with the filmmaker the following day. I was finally able to catch the third possible screening after trying to get a rush-queue ticket for the big gala … Continue reading Manchester By The Sea – Blu-Ray Review