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Middleburg Film Festival Review: ‘Hitchcock/Truffaut’

Alfred Hitchcock and François Truffaut

Kent Jones's 'Hitchcock/Truffaut' is a brilliantly executed glimpse into the minds of two masters in cinema. Read More »

Film Legend Mary Pickford and Sara Gavron’s ‘Suffragette’


“We break windows. We burn things. Because war is the only language men listen to,” Maud says in Suffragette, now playing in theaters across the U.S. Director Sara Gavron said, “Working (class) women often are the vanguard of change, and they’re often not recognized for that.” Another woman not recognized by history is Mary Pickford, the most famous woman in ... Read More »

Blu-ray Review: Robert Zemeckis’s ‘Back to the Future: 30th Anniversary Edition’ Goes Back In Time With New Special Features

Back to the Future, Robert Zemeckis, Steven Spielberg, Bob Gale, Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Alan Silvestri, Dean Cundey, Crispin Glover

When it comes to 'Back to the Future,' you can never go wrong. Read More »

Halloween Films – Go To List For Chills and Thrills


It wouldn’t feel like Halloween this year if I didn’t get a chance to view as many of these flicks as possible before the goblins, ghouls, and ghosts start their sinister shenanigans. Read More »

The Eternal Question: Is Originality Dead in Hollywood?


Is creativity on its deathbed in Hollywood? Is there nothing new under the pop-culture sun? Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Rififi’ – Film-noir Heist Flick All Filmmakers and Everyone Else Should Watch


The 1955 film Rififi should be screened and studied by every screenwriter and filmmaker. It is a near perfect example of a heist flick. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘It Happened One Night – The Criterion Collection’

It Happened One Night CC Blu

This release won't bore you to distraction. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘Odd Man Out’ – The Criterion Collection

odd man out

It fits perfectly in with any other film noir of this era and is an excellent addition to one's library. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Eclipse Series 42: Silent Ozu- Three Crime Dramas’ by Yasijuro Ozu

Courtesy The Criterion Collection

Effortlessly cool and smooth crime dramas from a Japanese master that prove great storytelling on film does not require either color or sound. Read More »

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 »