New on DVD and Blu-Ray: October 2, 2012

Top 5 Blu-Ray/DVD Releases 5 - Dark Shadows Tim Burton’s okay, tongue-in-cheek retelling of the classic horror soap arrives today in three versions: DVD, Blu-Ray, combo.  The special features are just fansite-like featurettes, so it’s…

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Wong Kar…

With our Wong Kar Wai marathon nearing an end, we thought it was time for trivia about the Hong Kong auteur. Answer the ten questions below and see how well you know the enigmatic director.…

Of the Day – 11.28.11

Read of the Day: Nick Davis, one of my favorite film writers/scholars, is revamping his list of top 100 movies of all-time. [Nick's Flick Picks] News of the Day: Legendary British director Ken Russell has…

QUICK TAKES – 11.27.11

Sideways (2004) Grade: A | 5th+ Viewing I re-watched this film after seeing The Descendants and I still believe that it is Alexander Payne’s masterpiece. It is more of an ensemble film than any of…

Of the Day – 11.14.11

Read of the Day: An interesting interview with director and actress Rie Rasmussen wherein she claims that Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained will "revolutionize Hollywood." [The Playlist] News of the Day: Late news from last week…

Quick Takes – 11.13.11

As Tears Go By (1988) Grade: B- | 1st Viewing Justin did a better job of reviewing this movie last week, but since it was one of only two non-theatrical movies I saw this week,…

MONTHLY HIGHLIGHTS: November 2011

Sure, October saw the release of several heavy-hitters, but this is the month where the serious Oscar contenders really start to come out of the woodwork. As the holiday season creeps up as well, a…

WONG KAR-WAI MARATHON: ‘As Tears Go By’

Grade: B When I introduced this month’s Movie Marathon earlier this week, I indicated that for his debut feature, As Tears Go By, director Wong Kar-Wai heavily drew inspiration from Martin Scorsese’s breakthrough feature Mean…

Film Misery Movie Marathon – Wong Kar-Wai

When many folks speak of the revolutions that shaped contemporary cinema, they are more likely to default historically to the French New Wave or the New Hollywood era. Arguably less widely discussed stateside are the…