Blu-Ray Review – Marlene Dietrich & Josef von Sternberg at Paramount, 1930-1935

Indicator has compiled a massive boxset of the Hollywood collaborations between director Josef von Sternberg and the actress/singer Marlene Dietrich. These films were made after von Sternberg discovered Dietrich and made her a international star with their first collaboration, The Blue Angel.  Sternberg then returned to the States, bringing Dietrich with him and quickly embarking … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – Marlene Dietrich & Josef von Sternberg at Paramount, 1930-1935

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Blu-Ray Review – Do The Right Thing

There isn't a huge amount to write about Do The Right Thing that hasn't been written, but it's a bona fide classic at this point. It's the film that gained Spike Lee widespread acceptance as a new voice in American cinema: his debut, She's Gotta Have It, was an indie hit; his follow-up, School Daze, was … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – Do The Right Thing

Blu-Ray Review – Under The Silver Lake

David Robert Mitchell returns with a new film. He made a big splash with It Follows a few years back. The new film is Under the Silver Lake and it played at Cannes last year. It received mixed reviews at the time, with some people comparing it to Southland Tales (not necessarily favourably). While It Follows was like a clever take on a … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – Under The Silver Lake