Shia LaBeouf delivers one of his finest performances early in his career in A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, and now he reteams with Guide director Dito Montiel in the war drama Man Down.
The story centers on Gabriel Drummer (LaBeouf), a U.S. Marine who is finding it hard to adjust to civilian [...]
An even bigger spotlight is being shone to Moonlight thanks to its Oscar win for Best Picture, and the film’s recent Blu-ray release provides cinephiles with a deeper look at director Barry Jenkins.
Set during three stages of a young black man’s life, Moonlight is a coming of age story that’s rarely seen in cinema. [...]
It would be absolutely impossible to top the 2003 Christmas classic Bad Santa, and maybe that’s why Bad Santa 2 received a lukewarm response when it hit theaters. That being said, watching bumbling crook Willie Soke (Thornton) team up with his consistently angry sidekick Marcus (Tony Cox) for another preposterous caper is definitely worth watching. [...]
The Monster, a nail-biting thriller and coming of age story directed by Bryan Bertino (The Strangers), was one of last year’s overlooked films. Featuring first rate performances from Zoe Kazan (Olivia Kitteridge) and Ella Ballantine (Anne of the Green Gables), this Ottawa shot production should have you on the edge of your seat.
One of this year’s most notable Blu-ray releases was Carrie: Collector’s Edition. Any new iteration of Carrie is highly anticipated in the home video market, but this Scream Factory version celebrates the film’s 40th anniversary. Plus, this version is a 4K scan of the original negative, giving more pop and depth to the feature.
With Christmas just around the corner, one worthy stocking stuffer is the recent Blu-ray release of Pete’s Dragon. The picture is a marked improvement of the 1977 family film, as writer/director David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) and co-scribe Toby Halbrooks bring a beautifully rendered sensitivity to the proceedings.
The irony behind Suicide Squad was that although it was shredded by critics upon its release, the David Ayer (Fury) directed feature was a box office hit, making over $745 million worldwide. Suicide Squad Extended Cut, out today on Blu-ray, features 11 minutes of extra footage, and one of the added scenes features a [...]
One of this year’s most overlooked films, the boxing epic Hands of Stone, was released this week on Blu-ray. Featuring Edgar Ramírez as legendary boxer Roberto Durán, the narrative centers on Durán’s ascension to the boxing ranks and his contentious rivalry with Sugar Ray Leonard (Usher Raymond IV).
Although blessed with an all-star [...]
If you’re a fan of anthology series like The Twilight Zone or The Outer Limits, then Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s recently Blu-ray release of Stephen King’s Cat’s Eye (PG-13, 94 minutes) is purr-fect addition to your Blu-ray collection (excuse the horrid pun!).
Released in 1985, Cat’s Eye is broken down into three stories, [...]
Although Orson Welles is known for directing visually arresting and occasionally sumptuous black and white films (Touch of Evil, Citizen Kane, The Lady From Shanghai), The Immortal Story is evidence of his painterly approach to color. Welles’ collaboration with French New Wave cinematographer Willy Kurant (Masculin Féminin, The Night of the Following Day) was a [...]