Tag: Film Review

Fight Club: Blu-ray Edition

Fight Club: Blu-ray Edition  |  Director David Fincher  |  Score: 7.7 Before the puerile, drawn-out whimsy of Benjamin Button, David Fincher’s reputation as a peerless purveyor of stylish angst and mood was typified in his early triptych of groundbreaking thrillers…

North by Northwest: Blu-ray Edition

North by Northwest: Blu-ray Edition  |  Director Alfred Hitchcock  |  Score: 6.3 In the course of slightly over two hours of screen time, advertising executive Roger Thornhill’s grey business suit gets kidnapped, covered in bourbon, cleaned, stuffed in a suitcase,…

The Square

The Square  |  Director Nash Edgerton  |  Score: 6.4 Of all the intrusions of modern technology upon the simple thriller, the invention of the cell phone has to be the single most vexing for screenwriters. The damn things have to…

Broken Embraces: Blu-ray Edition

Broken Embraces: Blu-ray Edition  |  Director Pedro Almodóvar  |  Score: 5.9 Our first seduction begins approximately three minutes into the film, as a blind writer named Harry Caine (Lluís Homar) beds down a young, beautiful woman who helped him across…

Vincere

Vincere  |  Dir. Marco Bellocchio  |  Score: 6.4 When we first meet Benito Mussolini (Filippo Timi), he’s in a crowded room of people making a case against the belief in God. Taking a watch, he challenges the Almighty to strike…

An Education

An Education  |  Dir. Lone Scherfig  |  Score: 7.6 In 1961 London, two young couples sit in a Ravel concert. Of the four, one looks bored out of her mind, one is utterly self-satisfied; one looks longingly at his date…

A Serious Man

A Serious Man  |  Dir. Joel & Ethan Coen  |  Score: 8.1 You could say physics professor Dr. Larry Gopnik (Michael Stuhlbarg) is going through a bit of a rough patch. His wife, Judith (Sari Lennick), is leaving him for…

Green Zone

Green Zone  |  Director Paul Greengrass  |  Score: 4.8 Within seconds of the house lights going down, we’re in an Iraqi war zone. Bombs breaking overhead, rapid fire machine gun volleys, screams of frightened civilians. The hand held camera shakes…