Tag: alaindelon

70s Rewind: SCORPIO, Cynical Spies Like Us

Cynical times prompt cynical films. The early 1970s were a cynical time for many people. The bloom and possibilities of the 1960s were rapidly fading. In 1972, U.S. President Richard M. Nixon easily won re-election, even as the Watergate investigation...

Blu-ray Review: LE SAMOURAƏ Examines A Solitary Life Lived In Gunmetal Grey

It's a bit intimidating to be the one tasked with delivering an opinion on one the most beloved gangster fims ever made. The legendary Jean-Pierre Melville is one of French cinema's most revered filmmakers, and with good reason. Working adjacent...

Criterion in November 2017: LE SAMOURAI, DESERT HEARTS, JABBERWOCKY, THE PHILADELPHIA STORY

New digital restorations are the main attractions for four titles that will be arriving via the Criterion Collection in November 2017. Le Samourai is the one that caught my eye first. Jean-Pierre Melville's work has been influential upon more than...

Euro Beat: First Image From Mike Leigh's J.M.W. Turner Project!

Also in today's edition of Euro Beat: Catherine Deneuve turns 70 and remains awesome, Alain Delon goes a little nuts at 77 (or has he always been?), promising films win at the London Film Festival, plus, Europe takes back its...

Video Reflections: THE JEFFREY DAHMER FILES Looks Into The Abyss

Now on DVD, The Jeffrey Dahmer Files is a documentary that attempts to tease out the effect the infamous serial killer's actions had on the city of Milwaukee Wisconsin, particular the largely black neighborhood where he lived when he committed...

Exclusive: First Trailer for Chilling Serial Killer Doc THE JEFFREY DAHMER FILES

Want to know how to make a barrel look frightening? Put it in the hands of a notorious serial killer. We're proud to premiere the trailer for The Jeffrey Dahmer Files, which debuted last year at SXSW. Our own Scott...

Oak Cliff Film Festival 2012 Review: JEFF Documents the Disturbing Dahmer

On the occasion of its screening at the Oak Cliff Film Festival, we present a reprint of Scott Weinberg's review from the film's world premiere at SXSW 2012There is no shortage of chintzy C-level horror movies that trade on the...

SXSW 2012 Review: JEFF Documents the Disturbing Dahmer

There is no shortage of chintzy C-level horror movies that trade on the infamous names of Gacy, Gein, and Dahmer, but there aren't quite as many documentaries about their unseemly behavior. On television, perhaps, and certainly from cable channels and...

[WINNERS!] Two Copies of Arrow Films SPIRITS OF THE DEAD Blu-ray Up For Grabs!

[I'm very sorry that it has taken me a few extra days to get to this, family emergency.  Anyhow, I have two winners of the awesome Spirits of the Dead Blu-ray from Arrow Films, and they are:Justin Werkmeister and Anthony...

Blu-ray Review: SPIRITS OF THE DEAD

Since the 1960's, horror anthology films have flourished as a popular form of popular entertainment.  In many cases the anthology featured a single auteur approaching several different stories, as was the case in Mario Bava's Black Sabbath, or Masaki Kobayashi's...

[UPDATE Confirmed Region Free!] Arrow Films to Release SPIRITS OF THE DEAD on Blu-ray

[Just updating to throw in the fact that movie enthusiasts worldwide can now pre-order this with confidence as Arrow Films have confirmed that the Blu-ray will be region free and able to be played in machines anywhere.  Go to it,...

The LE CERCLE ROUGE Remake Moving From Johnnie To To John Hillcoat?

That the Media Asia backed, Hong Kong and Macau set remake of Jean Pierre Melville's Le Cercle Rouge has lost original director Johnnie To is not news. To told us so himself while attending the Toronto International Film Festival in...