Marriage Story – Blu-Ray Review

Marriage Story was one of the big Oscars contenders this year, and Laura Dern ended up taking home a much-deserved Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. My girlfriend, who disliked the film mainly on class war grounds, even admitted she was great. Personally I thought it was Baumbach's best film since his debut, Kicking & Screaming, but given how … Continue reading Marriage Story – Blu-Ray Review

Alejandro Jodorowsky Collection – Blu-Ray Review

The Alejandro Jodorowsky Collection marks the first time these films have been made available on Blu-Ray in the UK. They have all been remastered. It’s great to see them get the attention they deserve, and hopefully it will lead to people discovering his movies, because they are fantastic. The films included are Fando y Lis, … Continue reading Alejandro Jodorowsky Collection – Blu-Ray Review

The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc – Blu-Ray Review

The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc was supposed to Luc Besson's epic follow-up to his smash hit success, The Fifth Element, but everything went wrong. Besson was not even supposed to direct the film, initially he was just an executive producer for Kathryn Bigelow, who had been developing a Joan of Arc film project for years. It became … Continue reading The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc – Blu-Ray Review

Taste of Cherry – Blu-Ray Review

Taste of Cherry is a minimalist film consisting almost entirely of a man driving about trying to find someone who'll agree to bury him after he commits suicide. What's immediately clear is that Taste of Cherry is an exercise in narrative form, deliberately distancing the viewer from the action and letting us listen to conversations without showing us … Continue reading Taste of Cherry – Blu-Ray Review