Category: Drama

Drama Blu-Ray Reviews

Scarface (1932) Blu-ray Review

Cutting Gangster Cinema’s Mold Released at the tail end of American prohibition, 1932’s Scarface, at times, is more a plea than movie. The Chief of Police (Edwin Maxwell) verbally …

The Crimson Kimono Blu-ray Review

Skirting Equality There is empathy for Asian Americans in The Crimson Kimono, the story traveling through Little Tokyo. A wide shot pans down to a Korean war cemetery for …

Find Me Guilty Blu-ray Review

Loyalty on Trial Vin Diesel plays mobster Jackie DiNorscio in Find Me Guilty. It’s a true story. New York prosecutors sought to take down the mob, DiNorscio defended himself, …

Tijuana Story Blu-ray Review

Border Panic Tijuana is a den of sex and drugs as Tijuana Story begins. That terror of the ‘50s – Mexican marijuana. It’s so bad, an American kid looking …

The Long Haul Blu-ray Review

Trucking Through Europe Harry Miller is an average guy. He served his country during World War II, he wants to go back to America, but at his wife’s request, …

The Iron Orchard Blu-ray Review

Working the Texas Oil Fields The oil fields of West Texas provide fertile creative ground for director Ty Roberts’ vibrant period drama about the harsh life of pioneering oil …

True Believer Blu-ray Review

Hippie Dippie If ever asked to draw an image of a ‘60s era hippie living in late ‘80s New York, use James Woods’ character in True Believer. He plays …

The Ugly American Blu-ray Review

An Examination of National Self A number of stark images from The Ugly American stand out, doubly so in retrospect. Consider The Ugly American came out in 1963, at …