Hysterical and touching, Eighth Grade is easily one of my top films of the year, and rewatching it on Blu-ray was just as satisfying as the theatrical experience. The jokes still land, and the loose structure of the film makes it inherently rewatchable.
Despite admirable performances from Jonah Hill and Joaquin Phoenix, Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot is a mediocre entry in Gus Van Sant’s filmography, something his fans are no doubt used to as of late, and a sad Blu-ray edition that simply isn’t worth a purchase.
The Day of The Jackal is a tense and impeccably crafted political thriller that holds up to modern viewing, especially now that it’s received the Arrow Video treatment and has been released on Blu-ray.
Cold Water is an absorbing, pensive look at what such desires feel like on the inside, with its handheld close-ups on faces and careful observance at objects and structures, as if to seek answers from everything in equal measure.
Arrow Video has announced its lineup for September, with new Blu-ray releases of Fred Zinnemann‘s The Day of the Jackal, Dario Argento‘s Deep Red (one of my favorite horror films of all-time), Ted Post‘s The Baby, Peter Fonda‘s The Hired Hand, Tomu Uchida‘s Bloody
The Criterion Collection has announced the lineup for their October 2018 home releases including Cornel Wilde‘s The Naked Prey, Rainer Werner Fassbinder‘s Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day, Hal Ashby‘s Shampoo, Brian De Palma‘s Sisters, and Rob Reiner‘s The Princess Bride.
I know it’s a bit late, but July is here and it’s time for our monthly Blu-ray giveaway! For July, we’ll be giving away a copy of the newly released Criterion Collection Blu-ray of John Waters’ Female Trouble. One lucky newsletter and/or Patron
As the Eric Hynes essay in the Criterion booklet astutely points out, it’s best to consider Moore’s films as a kind of dynamic presentation, mixing traditional storytelling techniques and operatic hellraising with the kind of infuriating horrors that can only come from simply discussing aspects of real life as they stand.
With an incredible performance from Taylor and a solid cameo by Christopher Walken, this is one of Ferrara’s best and is worth a look, especially because there’s a new director-approved Blu-ray available from Arrow Video.