Criterion recently brought Kubrick's Paths of Glory to beautiful high-definition and now the director's 1956 heist feature, The Killing, arrives with a special inclusion, the helmer's 1955 feature Killer's Kiss. Releasing The Killing is one thing and should be enough to get you to buy this title, but the fact it also includes Killer's Kiss pretty much means any Kubrick fan simply has to buy it. I'm sorry, but those are the rules.
Of all the superhero movies released this year (and there have been a lot), X-Men: First Class is by far my favorite. Yes, it's another one of those origin stories, but it feels fresh and unlike anything else in the franchise while still tying together everything that came before (or should I say after?) it.... Read more »
Growing up in the '80s, Scarface was always one of those films I watched when I was younger because of the violence and Al Pacino's over-the-top, yet mesmerizing, portrayal of the title character and my enjoyment of it continues to this day. I notice a bit more than I did then, but the point of... Read more »
When it comes to owning movies the last concern of mine is the supplements. Special features are akin to the sprinkles on a cupcake most of the time and rarely do they add to the flavor of the overall package. Certainly there are moments when features stand out, such as the inclusion of Killer's Kiss... Read more »
This is not the kind of film I expect from Jean-Pierre Melville based on the films of his I've seen. Taking place in Nazi-occupied France, who would've ever thought Melville would present a "life during wartime" drama and seemingly focus so little on the war? Instead, he focuses on a woman (Emmanuelle Riva) and her... Read more »
Time is an annoying thing, it ticks away, aging us all and leaving behind things we meant to do, but never got around to. This is a statement that can be related to just about anything in our short lives, but in this case it happens to be my opening for a large batch of... Read more »
Kevin watched Jodie Foster's The Beaver, which didn't perform too well in theaters, so how does it play at home? Click on through to read Kevin's review of the newly released Blu-ray.
Is anyone NOT tired of vampires? I didn't think so. Fortunately, while Priest does have vampires, it isn't really a vampire movie in the sense that we've become accustomed to. And it's all the better for it. The monstrous villains in Priest are much closer to the I Am Legend dark seekers than Edward Cullen... Read more »
For Brazilian director Carlos Saldanha (Ice Age), Rio is every bit as much of a love letter to his hometown as Manhattan is for Woody Allen. In hopes of bringing the city's essence to a computer generated setting, he sent crew members to experience the city first hand. They went hang gliding over the city... Read more »
Satyajit Ray is best known for his Apu Trilogy of films, despite the fact these films are so hard to find. Netflix doesn't carry them. I have never seen them, though I am currently considering purchasing a South Korean import on ebay to up my film intellect, but I don't want to buy a shoddy... Read more »