The title of Joseph M. Newman’s Red Skies of Montana might suggest a picturesque western romance, but it’s actually nothing of the sort. Instead, this 1952 drama focuses on men who are “smoke jumpers,” men who parachute into otherwise impassable areas where fires are raging in order to contain them.
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The Big Sleep (1946) Blu-ray Review
The film noir classic The Big Sleep is now available in a stunning Blu-ray release from the Warner Archive. Boasting superb picture and sound, it also includes the full pre-release version of the film (in standard definition).
Black Sabbath DVD Review
One of a number of horror anthologies cranked out for cinemas in the 1960s, Mario Bava’s Black Sabbath is among the better ones.
Spies Blu-ray Review
Long thought lost, Fritz Lang’s restored original cut of Spione (released in 1928 as Spies here in the US) finally makes it to Blu-ray from Kino Lorber. Hailed as one of the the first espionage thrillers, its then-revolutionary conventions can still be seen today in the James Bond, Jason Bourne, …
Bad Boy (1935) DVD Review
James Dunn turns on the charm as a hapless new husband in John Blystone’s comedy-drama Bad Boy. Not even running an hour and likely slated for the bottom half of double bills in its day, Bad Boy is a pleasurable entertainment peopled with attractive leads and just enough of a …
Black Mass Blu-ray Review
Black Mass dramatizes the “stranger than fiction” circumstances under which South Boston Winter Hill Mob Boss James “Whitey” Bulger operated his criminal organization with seeming impunity for almost two decades while colluding with/manipulating the FBI.
Land of Doom DVD Review
A future world turns deadly for a man and woman searching for safety in Peter Maris’ Land of Doom.
Batman: Bad Blood Blu-ray Review
Fans of Son of Batman and Batman vs. Robin will probably enjoy the continuation of the stories in the earlier films, but Batman: Bad Blood suffers from the law of diminishing returns that affects most sequels. The characters in this Batman “Family” of characters have a lot of entertainment potential, …
Weekly RoundUp 2-23-2016
Where to find the Best Deals on Movies & TV Shows on Blu-ray and DVD… The Features – The Big Sleep – 1946 – Spotlight – 2015 – Key Largo – 1948 – The Good Dinosaur – 2015 – The Graduate – 1967 – Woman in the Moon …
The Games (1970) DVD Review
Just as John Frankenheimer’s Grand Prix took an international sports event and used it as a basis to explore the psyches of a cross-section of different competitors with individual motives, drives, and problems, so Michael Winner’s The Games does the same for the Olympics, specifically one of the event’s blue …
Falling Skies: The Complete Fifth Season Blu-ray Review
The Second Mass, headed by Tom Mason and Dan Weaver, forge headfirst to do battle with the Espheni, once and for all, in the final season of TNT’s Falling Skies, which wraps up many of the storylines in a satisfying conclusion.