Life For Ruth – Blu-Ray Review

Life for Ruth is a film directed by Basil Dearden, a British director who started out with Ealing back in the ‘40s and gradually moved into doing social-justice movies. This included Sapphire, which addressed race, and Victim, which was about homosexuality and was the first English-language film to even use the word. This film comes … Continue reading Life For Ruth – Blu-Ray Review

The Swimmer – Blu-Ray Review

The Swimmer is a cinematic oddity that ended up being a passion project for its star, Burt Lancaster. The film basically came and went in 1968, and while over the years The Swimmer has gained a devoted cult following, it still seems to be underseen. The film also flies in the face of auteurism due to … Continue reading The Swimmer – Blu-Ray Review

Identification of a Woman – Blu-Ray Review

Identification of a Woman was Michelangelo Antonioni’s last solo feature film. He was around 70 when he made it, and while there is some good cinematography from long-time collaborator Carlo Di Palma, it’s just not that great. It’s basically Antonioni’s take on 8½, but unfortunately, it’s about as lifeless as a movie could possibly be. … Continue reading Identification of a Woman – Blu-Ray Review

Peacemaker Season 1 – Blu-Ray Review

Peacemaker is a spin-off television series from James Gunn's 2021 film The Suicide Squad, which was itself a soft reboot/sequel to the 2016 Suicide Squad (which Gunn had no involvement with.) Some of the characters from 2016 were revived for the 2021 film, most notably Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn. Gunn got the gig on The Suicide Squad after he was "fired" … Continue reading Peacemaker Season 1 – Blu-Ray Review