The Criterion Collection continues to build out their appreciable stack of 4K UHD releases with a new 3-disc edition of Peter Bogdanovich’s The Last Picture Show, featuring the 1971 film on both 4K and blu-ray platters, and an additional blu-ray for the lesser-loved 1990 sequel, Texasville. Read more
Rescued from 1990s obscurity by a sharp new transfer, Cauleen Smith’s DIY feature is a treat to revisit. Read on!
A gregarious polyglot as a filmmaker, Ridley Scott has tried a bit of everything. By the time Thelma & Louise hits screens in 1991, he has already made two of the most important science fiction films of all time, and has tried his hand at historical drama, fantasy, and neo-noir. (In the thirty years since,… Continue reading THELMA & LOUISE Blu-ray Review: Soaring Into the Criterion Collection
I think I liked it even more the second time. My review of Criterion’s new blu-ray of BERGMAN ISLAND, on Screen Anarchy, is live!
The World of Wong Kar Wai steps into UHD and, surprise surprise, it looks fantastic. Read more
Ann Hui’s devastating 1982 portrait of postwar Vietnam and its refugees is despairingly relevant, even timely, in 2022. Read more
Director Garrett Bradley explodes her documentary to consider the breadth and weight of the years of an incarcerated family. Read more
The five-disc set holds six feature films and abundant additional material to honour the late director, a voracious and pluralistic cinematic voice. Read more
They meet at age 11, when she moves into the neighbourhood and he — mistaking her, at first, for a boy — lets her join a pickup basketball game. When she shakes out her hair and proceeds to kick his ass on the court, Quincy (played as a young man by Glenndon Chapman and as… Continue reading Blu-ray Review: LOVE & BASKETBALL Still A Gem, 20 Years Later
Filmmakers Mary Ellen Mark and Martin Bell paint a picture of a street kid, and the adult she became. Read more