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Luigi Bastardo

Luigi Bastardo is the alter-ego of a feller who loves an eclectic variety of classic (and sometimes not-so-classic) film and television. He currently lives in Northern California with four cats named Groucho, Harpo, Chico, and Margaret. Seriously.

Blu-ray Review: ‘Lord of the Flies’ (1963), The Criterion Collection – Kids Can Be So Cruel

There’s a saying in the film industry that suggests one never work with animals or children due to their inability to act on cue. Or act, period, for that matter. In 1961, British director Peter Brook threw all caution to the wind and decided to film an adaptation of William …

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Bates Motel’ (2013), Season One – Psychoville

In the early days of film, it was often said that “sequels aren’t equals”. And, nine times out of ten, those who quoted such Tinseltown scripture were sadly not mistaken. I vividly remember seeing the trailer for Psycho II in theaters as a young lad, to wit many of those …

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