Martin Scorsese is one of the more prolific filmmakers in modern cinema. He’s a writer (Goodfellas (1990); The Age of Innocence (1993)), actor (Cannonball (1976); Shark Tale (2004)), producer (Clockers (1995); Uncut Gems (2019)), a supporter of world cinema and… Read More ›
When diving into movies that are first time watches from the Criterion collection there is always an unknown factor, but it comes with a safety net of knowing the movie should at least be pretty darn good at bare minimum…. Read More ›
2014: Keanu Reeves appears as the black suit-wearing assassin in mourning, John Wick, in the Derek Kolstad-written, Chad Stahelski/David Leitch-co-directed John Wick. A film which, originally, was headed for direct-to-video release and has now spawned a franchise with a television… Read More ›
“Hey kid, it ain’t that kind of movie. If people are looking at your hair, we’re all in big trouble.” – Harrison Ford to Mark Hamill on the set of Star Wars (1977), as recalled by Hamill Released in 1973,… Read More ›
*Disclaimer: Elements of Madness received check-discs of this product, and as such this review will not cover any box art, packaging, or included literary materials that are included with the product.* Katsuhito Ishii, Japan’s Robert Rodriquez, rebel V-Cinema wave filmmaker,… Read More ›
“Filmmaking is also nation making.” – Pasquale Squitieri, via Domenico Monetti The Iron Prefect (1977) is a nearly perfect limited edition out from Radiance Films. Previously screened in the United States and released on DVD as I am the Law,… Read More ›
Cult Epics’s 2K restoration of Marleen Gorris’s 1982 dramatic thriller “A Question of Silence” is still horrifically on-target with its exploration of gender equity.
There are far too many people today who think misogyny is a manufactured concept. That, somehow, the way things used to be is somehow better than they are now, what with women having voting rights, the ability to own property,… Read More ›
The third film in the Hideaki Anno “Shin” series arrives on VOD and home video in July with director Shinji Higuchi’s “Shin Ultraman” via Cleopatra Entertainment.
Trigger Warning: Shin Ultraman features multiple sequences featuring flashing lights that might impact those with photosensitivity. In 2016, Shin Godzilla hit theaters and rocked audiences with a version of the kaiju story that hadn’t been presented in such a way…. Read More ›
Today, July 7th, the final chapter of writer/director James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy releases on digital. In a weird twist of fate, I just-so-happened to have recently picked up the Disney Movie Club edition of prior MCU release Ant-Man and… Read More ›
On July 11th, Synapse Films releases a Blu-ray edition of the James Glickenhaus-directed action/drama McBain, starring Christopher Walken (Seven Psychopaths) and Maria Conchita Alonso (Predator 2). Ahead of its release, MVD Entertainment Group has generously given us one (1) Blu-ray… Read More ›
20th Century Studios re-releases the 2009 hit “Avatar” in a first-time 4K UHD with HDR presentation.
It’s 2009 and outside of some television and oceanic-centric films, writer/director James Cameron hasn’t had a film in theaters since 1997’s Titanic. His new project, Avatar, promises to take audiences on an incredible ride to a new planet, invaded by… Read More ›
Despite what one may think of reality tv programming, it’s neither extraordinarily new nor a fad. Is it a way to get around the writers’ strike happening right now? Only a little bit as, one may be surprised to learn,… Read More ›
We may never know the stories we don’t know. That seems like an obvious statement, a philosophical quandary with a seemingly apparent answer. Except, it’s far more complicated than that because, as is often the case, what we don’t know… Read More ›
Summoning a Kandarian demon gets you a great horror experience despite absent special features in “Evil Dead Rise.”
A controversial take to start off the review: I prefer the newer Evil Dead films to the older ones. This isn’t because I think they’re significantly better in quality, Sam Raimi’s trilogy is a masterclass in camp filmmaking that has… Read More ›
It’s sometimes tough as a horror fan to not occasionally roll my eyes at certain sub-genres under the umbrella due to being burned one too many times by vapid copycats. Strangely, the exorcism sub-genre of horror, while defined by William… Read More ›
The Criterion Collection’s new release of “Time Bandits” on 4K is former released materials with a new format.
In part of what writer/director Terry Gilliam calls his “Trilogy of Imagination,” Time Bandits represents the adolescent perspective: a period of wonder, amazement, magic, and disappointment. It’s an adventure tale in which a child journeys through holes in the universe… Read More ›