Tag: romance

Review: DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA, More of the Same, Except Slightly Different

Cannily marketed as an old-school, throwback “Motion Picture Event” just three years ago to surprisingly eager audiences, Downtown Abbey, the big-screen sequel to the six-season, 52-episode run television series, outpaced its modest production budget by a factor of ten. Apparently,...

SXSW 2022 Review: THE BLIND MAN WHO DID NOT WANT TO SEE TITANIC, A Remarkable Lead Performance Anchors This Stunning Film

My definite pick for the best film at SXSW that is going to have the hardest time making any money is Teemu Nikki’s brilliant Finnish feature, The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic. This exceptional experimental work...

SXSW 2022 Exclusive: Desperate Lovers Dance in THE BLIND MAN WHO DID NOT WANT TO SEE TITANIC Clip

Among the breakout hits of this year's SXSW Film Festival is the Finnish genre-bender, The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic, and for good reason. The story follows Jaako, a blind and disabled man who has formed...

4K Review: Criterion's Sublime, Horrifying THE PIANO

The Piano is a difficult and amazing film. It asks viewers to fully invest in the images, sounds, in its nuances, subtext, foreshadowing, and provocations. It’s not a difficult film to understand on its most surface level, but it is...

Arrow Video Brings The Gems This April, No Foolin'! Shaw Brothers, Eurocrime, Chabrol; 4K HENRY & 12 MONKEYS

Another stellar set of announcements greet me this fine morning from Arrow Video, including a long awaited 4K UHD upgrade, a couple of exciting box sets, some Shaw Brothers magic, and one of the most intense and terrifying movies of...

Now on Blu-ray: EMA Burns Bright

Directed by Pablo LarraĆ­n, Mariana Di Girolamo and Gael Garcia Bernal star in a pulsating drama from Chile, now on Blu-ray and DVD from Music Box Films.

March 2022 Arrow Video: You'll Buy These For A Dollar! ROBOCOP 4K UHD Leads Impressive Release Lineup

Arrow Video goes from strength to strength next March with long-requested UHD upgrades and some several other amazing offerings in yet another stunning lineup announcement. Paul Verhoeven's Robocop makes its 4K UHD debut across the US/UK/CA with this new limited...

Review: THE POWER OF THE DOG Simmers with Anger, Love, and Jealousy on the Waning Frontier

Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, and Jesse Plemons star in Jane Campion's Montana-set Western.

New York 2021 Review: WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY, A Delightful Triptych of Coincidences and Do-Overs

Maybe it's the Covid time thing, but there is a pleasure seeing characters just talking to each other at length in Hamaguchi's delicately written dialog. It's one of those films you want to see it again immediately after finishing it.

Review: REMINISCENCE, Sci-Fi Dystopia Sinks Under Overly Familiar World-Building

Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson, and Thandiwe Newton star in the sci-fi thriller, written and directed by Lisa Joy.

Fantasia 2021 Review: BABY, DON'T CRY Plays Rough and Tumble with Youth

Seventeen year old Baby leads a fairly structured life in a leafy, almost rural, Seattle suburb. She cares for her shut-in mother, to the point of weekly sponge-baths, has a domestic cleaning gig with one of her more affluent neighbours,...

Review: Pablo Larrain's EMA, Torching Traditional Motherhood

A new breed of filmmaking from one of the most talented filmmakers working today.

Giveaway: Win a Copy of A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES Season 2 on Blu-ray or DVD

ScreenAnarchy has two blu-ray sets and one DVD set of the second season of the fantasy horror sereis A Discory of Witches to give away this week. Season 2 will be available to own from RLJE Films on DVD and...

Blu-ray Review: Criterion Dives Into LA PISCINE

Alain Delon, Romy Schneider and Jane Birkin star in a sexy French slow-burn drama.

Friday One Sheet: BLESSED VIRGIN [BENEDETTA]

The new French poster for Paul Vehoeven's latest Cannes bowing film, Benedetta (aka Blessed Virgin), is all about tactility: The stitching on the hem of the habit, the ivory cloth, the texture of the skin around the eyes and face....

Summer Is Heating Up With Arrow Video This July: TRUE ROMANCE & CAT O'NINE TAILS UHD, DAIMAJIN, Classic Westerns & THRESHOLD

Another month, another bumper crop of Arrow Video releases. This July things are going to get very expensive for film fans with several must-own editions of classic and contemporary films for collectors on both sides of the Atlantic. First of...

Review: MALCOLM & MARIE, The Pendulum of Love and Anger

Multiple rooms in a small area. Two characters alone in that space. A successful night that nonetheless revealed a flaw that, picked at, bleeds and tears to expose a crumbling structure. Black and white. 103 minutes. Zendaya and John David...

Shudder in February: THE DARK AND THE WICKED, A NIGHTMARE WAKES And Joe Bob Saves Valentine's Day!

The season of love is coming! Shudder is looking to rekindle our love of horror this February.    In place of flowers and chocolate there will be a new premiere every week: A Nightmare Wakes, After Midnight, Shook and The...

Review: REDEMPTION DAY, Husband to the Rescue

Gary Dourdan, Serina Swan, Ernie Hudson, Martin Donovan, and Andy Garcia star in the action drama, directed by Hicham Hajji.

Blu-ray Review: Criterion's ESSENTIAL FELLINI, an Eternal Tribute to an Eternal Filmmaker

The company of entertainers are moving in, the greasepaint is thickening, and libidos are boiling in step.  Creative energy is on the menu, forcefully and unrestrained.  In other words, amid the mundane drain of the everyday, the circus of Federico Fellini is...