Today on Blogcritics
Home » Author Archives: Luigi Bastardo

Author Archives: Luigi Bastardo

Luigi Bastardo is the disgruntled alter-ego of a thirtysomething lad from Northern California who has watched so many weird movies since the tender age of 3 that a conventional life is out of the question. He currently lives in Chico, CA with four cats named Groucho, Harpo, Chico, and Margaret. Seriously.

Blu-ray Review: ‘The Friends of Eddie Coyle’ – The Criterion Collection

the friends of eddie coyle - the criterion collection 1973 blu-ray review blogcritics

These friendships last a lifetime. But just how long will that last? Read More »

DVD Review: ‘Martial Arts Movie Marathon’ – Four Films Full of Fists and Fury

martial arts movie marathon shout factory dvd review blogcritics

[insert dumb "everybody was kung-fu fighting" joke here] Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘Riot in Cell Block 11′ – The Criterion Collection


Don Siegel's Folsom Prison blues. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘The Freshman’ (1925) – The Criterion Collection


Harold Lloyd inadvertently paves the path for college comedies and sports movies. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘No Holds Barred’ – For Fans Only


Imagine if you took 'Rocky IV' and stripped it of its dignity. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘Thief’ (1981) – The Criterion Collection


A stellar neo-noir gem just aching to be snatched up. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘La Notte’ – The Criterion Collection


Sometimes depression can really be beautiful. Read More »

PlayStation 3 Review: ‘Castlevania – Lords of Shadow Collection’


Probably not the best way to spend your money. Read More »

DVD Review: ‘The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts – Complete Collection’


Over a decade ago, the Comedy Central network began their attempts at recreating the spirit found in the old Dean Martin roasts of yesteryear. Please note how I said “attempts”. Frankly, they just didn’t seem to get it then – and I think they might still be struggling with the concept (I haven’t wasted my time with any of the ... Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘3 Films by Roberto Rossellini Starring Ingrid Bergman’ – The Criterion Collection


Many of us hold our regular visits to the cinema during our youth in high regards. Whether it was a weekly visit to the matinee double features with friends, or the frantic anticipation of standing in line for the next big Franchise of the Day flick, we have fond memories of going to the theater as youngsters. For filmmaker Roberto ... Read More »