Five Reasons To Love ‘The Life And Times of Judge Roy Bean’ (Paul Newman, Victoria Principal)

John Huston and Paul Newman are cinematic icons, so it's a crying shame that 1972's The Life And Times of Judge Roy Bean doesn't get as much love as it deserves. The feature is currently available via Warner Archive, and the images (it went through a 2K restoration) look absolutely clean. As for the five … Continue reading Five Reasons To Love ‘The Life And Times of Judge Roy Bean’ (Paul Newman, Victoria Principal)

‘CinemAddicts’ Blu-Ray Pick: ‘The Lodgers’

Anderson Cowan and I used to do random movie picks during the early days of CinemAddicts, and now for my site I'll be spotlighting Blu-rays and DVDs that are worth your attention. First up is The Lodgers, a Gothic mansion thriller that I absolutely love. Billed as a "gothic supernatural thriller," The Lodgers centers on … Continue reading ‘CinemAddicts’ Blu-Ray Pick: ‘The Lodgers’

Blu-Ray Spotlight: ‘Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis’ (Our Friends)

Directed by Colin Hanks, Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends) centers on the band's return to Paris in February 2016, three months after the attack at Bataclan Theatre. The 84-minute documentary is a candid look at how the group, obviously still reeling from the tragedy, united to put music and their fans (and family) … Continue reading Blu-Ray Spotlight: ‘Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis’ (Our Friends)

Blu-ray Pick: ‘The Moderns’ (Keith Carradine, Linda Fiorentino)

I went to Paris as a kid with my folks and vowed to return to the City of Lights. That dream has yet to come to fruition and the closest thing I’ve come to returning is via reading A Moveable Feast and watching Before Sunset over and over again. Shout Select’s Blu-ray of The Moderns … Continue reading Blu-ray Pick: ‘The Moderns’ (Keith Carradine, Linda Fiorentino)

Blu-ray Pick: 5 Reasons To Love ‘Freebie and the Bean’

Warner Archive continues to dig gems out of its vault. Freebie and the Bean, a Grade-A buddy cop flick starring Alan Arkin and James Caan, is a prime example. If you're a fan of 48 Hrs. or Lethal Weapon, please give this film (which btw is beloved by Quentin Tarantino, Stanley Kubrick and Edgar Wright) … Continue reading Blu-ray Pick: 5 Reasons To Love ‘Freebie and the Bean’

Blu-Ray Review: ‘Wakefield’ (Bryan Cranston, Jennifer Garner)

Released earlier this month via Shout! Factory, Wakefield features a stunning performance from Bryan Cranston. I didn't get a chance to talk about the film on the August episode of CinemAddicts. My review of Wakefield is below, and I'll also be including this disc for my latest Giveaway. So stay tuned!!   Wakefield, based on … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review: ‘Wakefield’ (Bryan Cranston, Jennifer Garner)

Blu-ray Pick: ‘Miss Hokusai’ Spotlights the Bold, Talented Daughter of a Famous Japanese Painter

Miss Hokusai, now out on DVD and Blu-ray, is a film that is notable as much for its own meta-history as it is for the story depicted within. From Production I.G., the anime studio responsible for the beloved Ghost in the Shell series, and award-winning director Keiichi Hara, Miss Hokusai presents the true story of the … Continue reading Blu-ray Pick: ‘Miss Hokusai’ Spotlights the Bold, Talented Daughter of a Famous Japanese Painter

Blu-ray Pick: Gael García Bernal Publicizes the Migrant Experience in Jonás Cuarón’s ‘Desierto’

The best kinds of movies provide emotional context to the thorniest political, ideological and philosophical issues that plague us as a species. Now available on DVD and Blu-ray, Desierto, Jonás Cuarón’s Spanish-language feature, tackles one of the most topical concerns of the current United States administration: illegal immigration. By laying out the issue in narrative … Continue reading Blu-ray Pick: Gael García Bernal Publicizes the Migrant Experience in Jonás Cuarón’s ‘Desierto’

Blu-ray Pick: Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton Deliver Powerhouse Performances in ‘Loving’

For such a groundbreaking story, Jeff Nichols’ Loving, now available on DVD and Blu-ray, is notable for its silence. Although the quiet solemnity of a sparse script served Nichols well in the case of his other 2016 critical darling, Midnight Special, the historic Loving v. Virginia Supreme Court decision invalidating laws that prohibited interracial marriage … Continue reading Blu-ray Pick: Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton Deliver Powerhouse Performances in ‘Loving’

Blu-Ray Pick: Rachel Weisz Must Prove the Truth of the Holocaust in ‘Denial’

The truth is a touchy topic nowadays, which is why Denial – now available on Blu-ray and DVD via Bleecker Street and Entertainment One – packs such a strong punch. Directed by Mick Jackson, Denial describes the 1996 libel suit brought by Holocaust denier David Irving (Timothy Spall) against American Holocaust studies professor Deborah Lipstadt … Continue reading Blu-Ray Pick: Rachel Weisz Must Prove the Truth of the Holocaust in ‘Denial’