The Last Waltz – Blu-Ray Review

In 1976, The Band were set to split, after nearly two decades on the road. They had initially been the backing band for Ronnie Hawkins, and most notably backed Bob Dylan on his infamous electric 1966 world tour. The Band would eventually stop being Dylan's backing group and do their own thing, which included occasional … Continue reading The Last Waltz – Blu-Ray Review

Lucky – Blu-Ray Review

Lucky is Harry Dean Stanton’s last starring role—he had been pretty much retired except for the occasional walk-on part for a few years already. And it was a good choice as a final performance. It was perfectly written for him, as the screenwriters have said, they used dialogue they had actually heard him use. It’s about … Continue reading Lucky – Blu-Ray Review

Hitler’s Hollywood – Blu-Ray Review

Hitler’s Hollywood is a documentary directed by Rüdiger Suchsland about UFA-Film GmbH, the film studio that was the only one allowed to operate in Nazi Germany. Although there were over 1000 films made during the Nazi era, these movies are almost never discussed (with the exception of Leni Riefenstahl’s Triumph of the Will). It is … Continue reading Hitler’s Hollywood – Blu-Ray Review