Friday, May 16 2014
The Blu-ray extras here are quite good, but of course, the film is an enduring, hilarious classic for those with that Mel Brooks and Monty Python-like sensibility.
Thursday, May 15 2014
Will America's prison system ever change? Or is meant to keep America’s caste system in place?
Wednesday, May 14 2014
If only for its artistic value, Breaking the Waves will always be a reminder that we can come in touch with the divine even when we’re unsure of its existence.
For this strange woman, every selfish action is balanced by a selfless one.
Tuesday, May 13 2014
Shelter Island is the sort of film that can take audiences who know nothing about art or care nothing for it and make them feel something.
Monday, May 12 2014
Nothing is ever quite as it seems in this dramatic tale of art, love, fear and deceit.
Friday, May 9 2014
An Unreal Dream explores the personal journey of one man in devastating circumstances, and proves itself to be more enlightening than one might imagine.
Thursday, May 8 2014
The very unevenness of these early projects bespeaks a filmmaker who sets about very precisely to be ambiguous.
Wednesday, May 7 2014
These crime thrillers tell their stories via a talking city, a mechanical man, a bilious little rodent of a man, and even a soundtrack with Hawaiian guitars.
Tuesday, May 6 2014
The Pawnbroker remains an important work, especially as one of the first major studio films to explore the Holocaust.
Doris Day and Frank Sinatra's creamy Hollywood dreams simmer with tension and uncertainty in Young at Heart.
Monday, May 5 2014
Claire Denis' jagged filmmaking is matched by the nihilistic darkness of her latest assault on the senses.
Friday, May 2 2014
Carl Theodor Dreyer's mastery of film technique makes Master of the House (1925) rewarding viewing today.
Thursday, May 1 2014
No matter how you may feel about the story, Sophie's Choice is worth watching simply for the pleasure of watching Meryl Streep act.
Wednesday, April 30 2014
Three decades later, Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro are still the stars they were at 35, and it's their efforts that carry Grudge Match over the top.
Even with all of the talent on display, Labor Day is a major disappointment.
Tuesday, April 29 2014
The hazards run the gamut from the predictable to the grotesque, but at least they're set to a cool Francophone hip-hop soundtrack.
Just like the unfathomably popular Paranormal Activity, The Borderlands often relies on tired old horror film tropes to generate frights.
Monday, April 28 2014
Unpredictable, twisted, and energetic, Big Bad Wolves is a unique, writhing beast that constantly subverts your expectations.
Friday, April 25 2014
Ingmar Bergman’s film is profoundly mysterious, and the more we try to comprehend it, the farther away we move from its magic.