Criterion Blu-Ray Review: Tony Richardson’s ‘Tom Jones’

Tony Richardson’s Tom Jones is the ballsiest Best Picture winner of the 1960s, and one of the most creatively daring films to win the prize. … Read More Criterion Blu-Ray Review: Tony Richardson’s ‘Tom Jones’

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Martin McDonagh’s ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ Quick Thoughts

In any other year, Three Billboards Outside Ebbings, Missouri would be considered an acclaimed indie with little shot at awards success. Playwright Martin McDonagh’s film is an exercise in pitch-black comedy, a film that tests the limits of what audiences will laugh at. Its macabre sense of humor isn’t something that usually clicks with a wide… Read More Martin McDonagh’s ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ Quick Thoughts

Frank Lloyd’s ‘Berkeley Square’ starring Leslie Howard

Berkeley Square (1933), directed by Frank Lloyd, is a sad, somber time travel movie. When you think of movies about going back in time, usually our main character is very excited about that. But in Berklely Square, which is based on the John L. Balderston play, Peter Standish (Leslie Howard) is tormented by the past… Read More Frank Lloyd’s ‘Berkeley Square’ starring Leslie Howard