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Shaft (1971) – Criterion UHD Blu-ray Review

For his follow-up to his directorial debut The Learning Tree (1969), Gordon Parks went from his home state of Kansas to the mean streets of New...
 

Girls Nite Out – Blu-ray Review

With the successes of John Carpenter's Halloween (1978) and Friday the 13th (1980) at the box office, the slasher film became a popular subgenre...
 

Francis the Talking Mule 7 Film Collection – Blu-ray Review

Throughout the studio's history, Universal Pictures has delivered several successful movie franchises and lines of movies in specific genres. The...
 

For a Few Dollars More – UHD Blu-ray Review

After A Fistful of Dollars (1964) proved to be a success, the careers of three of its cast and crew dramatically changed. For Sergio Leone, his...
 

Sacco & Vanzetti – Blu-ray Review

Before turning to the director's chair in his native Italy, Giuliano Montaldo got his first big break in the movie business when Carlo Lizzani...
 

Double Indemnity – Criterion UHD Blu-ray Review

At the start of the 1940's, Billy Wilder began a transition from straight up screenwriter to writer and director following displeasure of the way...
 

The Whistle at Eaton Falls – Blu-ray Review

Throughout his ten-year sojourn in Hollywood, director Robert Siodmak made his mark in the film noir and thriller genres. After attracting notice...
 

Cursed (Collector’s Edition) – Blu-ray Review

One of the most recognizable names in the horror world, Wes Craven made a career out of scaring the pants off of audiences. Best known today for A...
 

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein – UHD Blu-ray Review

Earlier this year, Kenneth Branagh made Academy Awards history by becoming the first to be nominated in seven different categories in his career...
 

The Indian Tomb (1921) – Blu-ray Review

Though mostly forgotten today here in the United States - with the exception of his films The House of the Seven Gables (1940) and The Invisible...
 

Film Noir: The Dark Side of Cinema VI – Blu-ray Review

Three more film noirs from the Universal-International era are brought out on Blu-ray for the first time as part of Volume 6 of Kino's ongoing...
 

Grand Slam – Blu-ray Review

Like the film noir genre, the heist film genre really came into its own after World War II. The Asphalt Jungle (1950) was the vanguard of this new...
 

Walker – Criterion Blu-ray Review

In the early 1980's, British filmmaker Alex Cox caught Hollywood off guard with the success of Repo Man (1984), which soon became a cult favorite...
 

For All Mankind – Criterion UHD Blu-ray Review

Filmmaking didn't come to Al Reinert right away. His interest was piqued when - while working as a journalist - he researched NASA's Apollo...
 

Le Cercle Rouge – Criterion UHD Blu-ray Review

When fighting alongside the French Resistance in WWII, Jean-Pierre Grumbach adopted a pseudonym that paid tribute to his favorite American author...
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