Le samourai is a cinematic melting pot, mixing the best of American noir, Japanese samurai films and French cinema into one breathtaking and methodical crime drama. … Read More Criterion Blu-Ray Review: Jean-Pierre Melville’s ‘Le samourai’
In March, Flicker Alley released Marcel L’Herbier’s 1924 film L’Inhumaine (The Inhuman Woman) on Blu-ray. For most of us, this film is unheard of, lost in time and overshadowed by silent films made in Germany. Most of the great European silent films we think of from the ’20s were made in the Weimar Republic, but… Read More Flicker Alley Review: Marcel L’Herbier’s ‘L’Inhumaine’
I’m back over at the Celebrity Cafe, so my first new film review over there, I submitted one on my last purchase during the Criterion sale: Jean Cocteau’s Beauty and the Beast. You can find the review right here: http://thecelebritycafe.com/reviews/beauty-and-beast-1946-07-28-2011!
Hofstra’s Spring Break is finally upon us and I’m spending the week with my uncle and I’m continuing to raid his movie collection and go through his DVR. Here’s what I’ve made it through just since Friday. Tangled – 2010, Nathan Geno & Byron Howard – DVD – I have to say, I enjoyed this much… Read More Spring Break – the First Four Days
Directed by Jean-Luc Godard Athos Films France, 105 minutes Starring Mireille Darc, Jeanne Yanne It’s been about 48 hours since I went to the library and slid a copy of New Yorker Video’s 1991 VHS of Godard’s infamous Week-End. Never has a film left me quite as speechless as this one. Thus, I will try… Read More “Week-End” (1967)
OK, so last night I decided to end my Hulu Plus subscription. I can’t complain about seeing 14 Criterion films for free, including all the Chaplin films (except A Woman of Paris…I just never got to it). Sure, I loved the trial (which I wrote about here), but I need that $7.99 for other reasons… Read More Hulu Plus Trial Over & Criterion Purchases
Yesterday, I finally decided to take the leap and subscribe to Hulu Plus. I have until next Saturday, when the free trial runs out. I haven’t decided yet if I’ll continue, but I have to say that after a full day of service, I couldn’t be more happy. Of course, the reason I joined was so I… Read More Testing out Hulu Plus