Story of a Love Affair – Film Review

Story of a Love Affair is director Michelangelo Antonioni's debut feature film. Arriving in 1950, it is influenced by the Italian neo-realism of the era, filled with slow scenes set in a realistic world. However it is not fully compliant to the trends of the movement, depicting upper class characters and starring professional actors. This … Continue reading Story of a Love Affair – Film Review

Arkansas – DVD Review

Arkansas is a pretty bog-standard Southern neo-noir movie with a couple of memorable names in it. It’s based on a first novel by John Brandon, which is sort of a crappier Joe R. Lansdale story. Lansdale is the great Texas writer whose work Bubba Ho-Tep was based on, as well as Cold In July, which … Continue reading Arkansas – DVD Review

Three Edgar Allan Poe Adaptations – Blu-Ray Review

This limited edition Blu-Ray set includes three Universal movies that came out in the aftermath of Dracula and Frankenstein, which of course starred Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff. After their initial few films, Poe was Universal’s first stop for horror film material—although these days the Poe movies are often left out of lists of Universal … Continue reading Three Edgar Allan Poe Adaptations – Blu-Ray Review