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River's Edge

(Kino Lorber) 1996, Rated R

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 21, 2015
River’s Edge debuted alongside Blue Velvet at the 1986 Telluride Film Festival.  

Only Lovers Left Alive

(Sony) 2014, Rated R

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Besides Richard Linklater’s groundbreaking Boyhood, Jim Jarmusch’s latest, the aptly titled Only Lovers Left Alive, was the most engrossing moving-going experience for me in 2014.  

Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

(Criterion Collection) 1990, Unrated

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare (Lionsgate)

2012, PG-13

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Co-directors Matthew Heineman and Susan Froemke’s highly instructive, Sundance-approved documentary attempts to dissect the myriad issues related to healthcare.  

Sinister (Summit Entertainment)

2012, R

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Scott Derrickson’s genuinely creepy Sinister transcends many of the clichéd genre tropes that have sprouted up in recent years.   


(Magnolia) 2012, Rated PG-13

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Why does Bob Marley — the man and his music — still resonate more than 30 years after his death? That’s a question director Kevin MacDonald tries to unpack in this straightforwardly rendered, often fascinating documentary about the Reggae legend.   

Magic Mike

(Warner Home Video) 2012, Rated R

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Steven Soderbergh, despite threats of an early retirement, continues his relentless pace with the entertaining, sneakily incisive Magic Mike, the 49-year-old director’s 11th effort since 2004 and his third in less than a year following the effective thrillers Contagion and Haywire. (By comparison, his buddy David Fincher has made nine movies since 1992.)   

The Magician (Review)

Criterion Collection, 1958, Not Rated

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 16, 2011
The Magician (originally released as The Face) is an unjustly overlooked Ingmar Bergman film, sandwiched between cinema monoliths The Seventh Seal and Wild Strawberries and early-’60s classics The Virgin Spring and Through a Glass Darkly. It’s as vibrant as any work in his oeuvre — an odd mix of drama, bedroom farce and horror deep with critical, religious and existential symbolisms.  

Ladies and Gentleman, the Fabulous Stains

DVD Review

0 Comments · Thursday, October 9, 2008
Back when cable superstations were new in the early 1980s, USA Network used to play Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains seemingly every weekend. It was a good film with strong music, barely released to theaters, about an inexperienced, Runaways-like, teen-girl Punk band confronting the road’s and fame’s challenges.