Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Darkest Hour (Chris Gorak, 2011)

“In a year-end season stacked deep with worthwhile films, what possible incentive could there be for submitting to The Darkest Hour‘s utter pointlessness?” Read my review of this abysmal new release at Slant Magazine. Advertisements

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Last Year at Marienbad (Alain Resnais, 1961)

“The poster child of cinematic modernism, one of those early-’60s event films that seemed to break every rule classical Hollywood ever codified.” Read my review of Last Year at Marienbad, playing for a limited engagement at the Film Forum, at … Continue reading

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Horror Express (Eugenio Martin, 1972)

“All aboard for Severin’s lovingly packaged Blu-ray of this early-’70s goofball odyssey.” Read my review of Horror Express, out recently on a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack from the good folks at Severin Films, at Slant Magazine.

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Tokyo Drifter (Seijun Suzuki, 1966)

“Wander along with Tokyo Drifter‘s pop-art hijinx, presented in eye-popping 1080p by the Criterion Collection.” Read my review of the stunning new Blu-ray transfer of Tokyo Drifter, out yesterday from the Criterion Collection, at Slant Magazine.

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The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (Joseph Sargent, 1974)

“Fox’s barebones Blu-ray of The Taking of Pelham One Two Three barrels into your living room in bold 1080p.” Read my review of The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, released early this month on Blu-ray, at Slant Magazine.

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The Wages of Fear (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1951)

“The Wages of Fear contains tension-fraught stretches of ‘pure cinema’ that probably gave even the Master cold sweats, but darkly humorous political satire directed at incipient global capitalism and a ballsy existentialism also suffuse Clouzot’s film.” Read my review of … Continue reading

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Three Colors (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1993-4)

“Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Three Colors remains a vibrant, mesmerizing experience, presented in superb 1080p and expertly augmented with a bounteous spectrum of special features by the Criterion Collection.” Read my review of the stunning new Blu-ray tranfer of Kieslowski’s Three Colors … Continue reading

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