Dunkirk (2017) – – Blu-Ray Review

As the name indicates, the film is about the 1940 retreat by the British and Allied armies from the beaches of France. The war epic was directed by Christopher Nolan, and marks the first time he has made a British film since the early years of his career. For an epic, it’s pretty short (106 … Continue reading Dunkirk (2017) – – Blu-Ray Review

Alice in the Cities – Blu-Ray Review

Alice in the Cities is the film where Wim Wenders found his cinematic voice. It’s a road movie, which is what he’s most famous for making, and the first part of an official trilogy that also includes The Wrong Move and Kings of the Road. It came after Wenders made a poor adaptation of The … Continue reading Alice in the Cities – Blu-Ray Review

Melville: The Essential Collection – Blu-Ray Review

“Melville is the Godard I haven't grown out of” - Quentin Tarantino Jean-Pierre Melville (originally Grumbach, but changed because he was a big Herman Melville fan) was really the director who in his own way made the French New Wave possible. He preceded it, of course, having served in the Resistance and then started making … Continue reading Melville: The Essential Collection – Blu-Ray Review