QT8: The First Eight is a feature-length documentary on the ex-video store clerk who made good, which made all less-successful video store clerks resentful... Quentin Tarantino. The documentary has been in legal limbo for a while due to the whole Harvey Weinstein scandal, since the Weinstein Company bought the film sight unseen. Tarantino himself had … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – QT8: The First Eight
The Limits of Control is a Jim Jarmusch film, one of his lesser efforts surely but also one of his most boldly ambitious films in certain ways. He’s not a director who’s known for being particularly ambitious, so that’s interesting. It’s kind of a reverse Ghost Dog, and it also has a hitman as the … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – The Limits of Control
This film is probably best-known for two things: the fantastic Tom Jones theme song (sung by Jones but written by Burt Bacharach), and being the first screenplay from Woody Allen. It’s very stupid, but that’s the point. It’s also one of the few films Allen has written for someone else, and unsurprisingly he was unhappy … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review- What’s New Pussycat?
Spetters was the film Paul Verhoeven made after the worldwide success of his Soldier of Orange. It sparked the beginning of a career of controversy that still continues, including his most recent film, Elle. It was also the penultimate film (The Fourth Man would be the last) that he would make in his native Holland for decades, as he … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – Spetters
Betrayed was Costa-Gavras's first fully American film: he made Missing previously with Hollywood money, but it was set in Chile and shot in Mexico, while Betrayed was set and shot in the good old US of A. It was written by Joe Eszterhas, who had already made his name as one of the highest-paid screenwriters … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – Betrayed