"I want my money. I want my $93,000." Lee Marvin was one of the greatest actors who ever graced the silver screen but there has rarely been a film so suited to his unique talents. Lee Marvin originated the project and brought a little-known British director in, John Boorman, to whom he deferred all of … Continue reading Point Blank (1967) – Blu-Ray Review
This DVD documents the “Legendary Hearts” tour Lou Reed did in 1983, the live LP with the incredibly imaginative title "Live in Italy" came out of the same tour. It was at the tail end of the punk/new wave boom and Lou, being the godfather of punk/new wave, was on the road with a band … Continue reading An Night With Lou Reed – DVD Review
My Life as a Courgette is a wonderful French-Belgian stop-motion animated film that came out earlier this year after a strong festival run starting in Cannes last year. It even ended up being nominated for both the Golden Globe and Academy Award for best animated film, but lost to Zootopia. Of course, it's rare for a non-Dreamworks … Continue reading My Life as a Courgette – Blu-Ray Review
Last year Uwe Boll announced his retirement, and confirmed that his final film would be Rampage: President Down. He was considered by many to be the worst director who has ever lived, and that was rather unfair. Not unlike the man he was often compared to, Ed Wood, Boll could be a visionary director (which is … Continue reading Uwe Boll – an Auteur destroyed by VOD?
A Fish Called Wanda is held up as a comedy classic—but it's not quite the classic the film's reputation might lead you to believe. It is, however, the last time John Cleese was funny (before he married half the blondes of America, resulting in spending the last 30 years doing small roles in crap American films … Continue reading A Fish Called Wanda – Blu-Ray Review