Blu-Ray Review – The Autopsy of Jane Doe

Horror in the last decade has experienced a massive sea change in critics’ minds, probably partly sparked by the increased amount of so-called “art-house horror,” with films such as It Follows and Get Out. These films tend to evoke the “golden period” of the genre, specifically the ’70s and ’80s, through their tone, style and often their [...]

Blu-Ray Review – Patriots Day

Patriots Day is the latest film from Peter Berg, and it comes hot on the heels of the success of Deepwater Horizon. It’s not unlike that film—it's about a tragedy that happened in recent years, in this case the Boston Marathon bombing. The focus is on the manhunt for the two terrorists who were responsible. It [...]

Blu-Ray Review – Man Hunt

Man Hunt is one of four films that Fritz Lang made on Nazism, all of which were some kind of thriller. Of course, Lang knew the dangers of Nazism first-hand, having fled the country in 1934 after he was offered the head role in German film studio UFA despite his most recent film being banned by Goebbels. [...]

Blu-Ray Review – La Strada

La Strada marked the turning point in director Federico Fellini’s career as a director, the moment when he broke away from Italian neorealism to make stranger, more surreal films. Eventually the latter were what he became best known for. It was also the first Fellini film to deal with the image of the clown, one [...]