Ingmar Bergman Vol. 1 – Blu-Ray Review

The BFI are releasing 4 boxsets covering the filmography of Swedish director Ingmar Bergman. Their first boxset is a collection of his earliest work, featuring 6 feature films Bergman directed and 2 more that he wrote for other directors. Ingmar Bergman was a director of immense skill, but never someone who made big movies. His … Continue reading Ingmar Bergman Vol. 1 – Blu-Ray Review

The Day of the Dolphin – Blu-Ray Review

The Day of the Dolphin was Mike Nichols’ first big flop, his adaption of Catch-22 was considered a failure by some but turned a profit. Nichols at that point was one of the biggest directors on the planet, with The Graduate and Carnal Knowledge under his belt, one of the golden boys of New Hollywood. … Continue reading The Day of the Dolphin – Blu-Ray Review

Swimming with Sharks – Blu-Ray Review

Swimming with Sharks was George Huang's directorial debut after Robert Rodriguez encouraged him to quit his job at Columbia Pictures and just make a film. Rodriguez had just sold El Mariachi to Columbia, and they stuck up a friendship that lasts to this day. It's based on the experiences he and his friends had working as assistants to … Continue reading Swimming with Sharks – Blu-Ray Review