Blu-Ray Review – A Dandy in Aspic

A Dandy in Aspic was Anthony Mann’s last film. At this point his career had pretty much dwindled, after doing lots of film noirs and Westerns. In the ‘60s he started doing lots of epics, like El Cid and Fall of the Roman Empire. This, however, was a ‘60s spy/Cold War thriller. It stars Laurence … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – A Dandy in Aspic

Blu-Ray Review – Swamp Thing

Recently on the absolutely fantastic "The Movies That Made Me" podcast, which is hosted by Josh Olson and Joe Dante, the topic of walking out of films came up. Dante said Wes Craven's Swamp Thing from 1982 made it OK for him to walk out of a film, after being a die-hard about never walking … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – Swamp Thing

Blu-Ray Review – The Girl in the Spider’s Web

The Girl in the Spider's Web came out last November, but for various reasons it bombed at the international box office. It's the sequel to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and was intended as a "soft reboot" because both the first film's director David Fincher and its stars, including Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig, didn't … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – The Girl in the Spider’s Web

Blu-Ray Review – Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh

Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh was the follow-up to the original Candyman, which came out in 1992. The first film in what would become a three-film franchise was one of the most interesting and original horror films of the '90s, not a decade known for its great originally in American horror cinema. It was also deeply … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh