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 [...]

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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 [...]

Blu-Ray Review – Patriots Day

Patriots Day is the latest film from Peter Berg, and it comes hot on the heels of the success of Deepwater Horizon. It’s not unlike that film—it's about a tragedy that happened in recent years, in this case the Boston Marathon bombing. The focus is on the manhunt for the two terrorists who were responsible. It [...]