Blu-Ray Review- What’s New Pussycat?

This film is probably best-known for two things: the fantastic Tom Jones theme song (sung by Jones but written by Burt Bacharach), and being the first screenplay from Woody Allen. It’s very stupid, but that’s the point. It’s also one of the few films Allen has written for someone else, and unsurprisingly he was unhappy … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review- What’s New Pussycat?

Blu-Ray Review – Spetters

Spetters was the film Paul Verhoeven made after the worldwide success of his Soldier of Orange. It sparked the beginning of a career of controversy that still continues, including his most recent film, Elle. It was also the penultimate film (The Fourth Man would be the last) that he would make in his native Holland for decades, as he … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – Spetters

Blu-Ray Review – Secret Ceremony

In his “Trailers From Hell” for Secret Ceremony, Larry Karaszewski describes the films Elizabeth Taylor did from the late '60s onwards as almost their own genre—and he is onto something there. She was becoming increasingly bloated, as the booze and prescription drugs started to take their hold. She would end up being the first celebrity to openly … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review – Secret Ceremony