Wednesday, June 18 2014
There’s a dualist philosophy here between following instructions and letting creativity reign.
Wes Anderson's strange and surreal film, now in a Criterion Blu-ray, has never looked or sounded better. But is this just another Anderson weird?
Tuesday, June 17 2014
This is an excellent, engrossing amalgamation of the history of Bettie Page.
Martin Scorcese calls Canyon Passage "one of the most mysterious and exquisite examples of the western genre ever made."
Monday, June 16 2014
This re-release is a complete and balanced documentary about a rock genius whose contributions proved to be short-lived, yet resonate.
Clark Gable plays the uptight American seduced by the supposedly looser ways of Italy.
Wednesday, June 11 2014
Celebrating its 60th birthday this year, Akira Kurosawa's superb and influential Japanese adventure film is still as impressive as ever.
Tuesday, June 10 2014
This bone-chilling story of a young, violated woman who has been pushed too far gets a much deserved re-release.
“The Web of Fear” illustrates why mostly unseen monsters work much better than their fully-formed cousins.
Monday, June 9 2014
In his latest incarnation, Jack Ryan is always the most observant, most competent, most morally upstanding guy in the room.
With the Doctor's many regenerations, we see our Time Lord reincarnated with different mannerisms and taste in just about everything but the almost universally garish clothing.
Friday, June 6 2014
TINY: A Story About Living Small is a suitably modest documentary that explores whether home is really what you make it or if there’s a minimum size requirement.
Thursday, June 5 2014
This rises somewhat above its heist flick clichés, due mostly to its stellar cast, but also the clever structure of the story, courtesy of writer/director Jonathan Sobol.
Miss Dove is the last of a "genteel" respectability in a world that's going to hell.
Wednesday, June 4 2014
In this otherwise predictable film, James Cagney paved a path for future performers and the DIY ethic.
In More than a Miracle, we have no hope that the whole countryside must live happily ever after.
Tuesday, June 3 2014
The grand-daddy of college comedies, The Freshman makes a compelling case for the relevance of silent film.
Aimed at younger viewers, this BFI period collection about runaways and tearaways manages a good mix of entertainment, education and social commentary.
Monday, June 2 2014
Long-time fan and Doctor Who scriptwriter Mark Gatiss guides us through the first episode of what would become television’s longest running sci-fi show.
Even a so-so Marx Brothers film is better than no Marx Brothers film, right?