Blu-Ray Review – Boccaccio ’70

Throughout the '60s, for whatever reason the anthology film was a big thing, especially in Europe. All the great European directors of the time did shorts for these compilation films. Boccaccio ’70 is one that features segments directed by Italian maestros like Vittorio De Sica, Federico Fellini, Luchino Visconti and ... Mario Monicelli. The first three all made … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – Boccaccio ’70

Blu-Ray Review – Miracle Mile

Miracle Mile is a quintessential example of what a cult film is. It has rabid fans, but has escaped being spoken of in the same breath as other sci-fi films from the ‘80s. It’s the second and last film that Steve De Jarnatt has directed: he went through many projects in development and ended up … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – Miracle Mile

Blu-Ray Review – The Autopsy of Jane Doe

Horror in the last decade has experienced a massive sea change in critics’ minds, probably partly sparked by the increased amount of so-called “art-house horror,” with films such as It Follows and Get Out. These films tend to evoke the “golden period” of the genre, specifically the ’70s and ’80s, through their tone, style and often their … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – The Autopsy of Jane Doe

Blu-Ray Review – The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

I should start off by saying that I’ve never been a massive Dario Argento fan—I've found some of his films enjoyable over the years but has never gotten why others see him as a great director. I've always been more of a fan of his predecessor, Mario Bava. The Bird with the Crystal Plumage was Argento’s first film … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – The Bird with the Crystal Plumage