Tag: Film Movement Classics

The Fate of Lee Khan Blu-ray Review

King Hu’s Early Wuxia Masterwork Lee Khan, a powerful general under the Mongolian Emperor in the Yuan dynasty era, acquires the battle map of the Chinese rebel Chu Yuan-chang’s …

Scarlet Diva Blu-ray Review

Asia Argento’s Shocking Portrait of Sexism and Misogyny Perhaps a better title would have been Sex, Drugs and Misogyny. Actress Asia Argento, daughter of famed Italian director Dario Argento, …

The Great Silence Blu-ray Review

A Cruel, Mesmerizing Spaghetti Western Classic By Corbucci The Great Silence from Italian director Sergio Corbucci is one of the pivotal classics in the spaghetti western genre. First making …

Harmonium Review

If you only see one Japanese film this year, make sure it is Koji Fukada’s Harmonium. The critically acclaimed family drama won the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at …

Time To Die Blu-ray Review

A Quiet Mexican Western of Dramatic Intensity The finely tuned Western Time To Die is notable for being Mexican director Arturo Ripstein’s first film, made at the tender age …

Sissi Blu-ray Review

Romy Schneider’s Classic Turn as the Young Princess Elisabeth of Austria Released as part of the Sissi Collection from Film Movement, Sissi is the delightful period film that turned …

After the Storm Blu-ray Review

The Quiet Desperation of Failed Dreams and Lost Hopes It’s not like everyone can become what they wanted to be. From that simple idea Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda (Our …

Pelle the Conqueror Blu-ray Review

Max von Sydow’s Celebrated Performance as a Loving Father Director Bille August’s engaging, endearing film rightfully won the Best Foreign-language Picture Oscar in 1987. Pelle The Conqueror has often …

Boiling Point Blu-ray Review

Takeshi Kitano’s second film sees a lowly employee confronting the yakuza Japanese director Takeshi Kitano’s second film is a playful dramedy that crisscrosses yakuza films with baseball. He further …

Violent Cop Blu-ray Review

Takeshi Kitano’s groundbreaking Yakuza crime thriller is hard-boiled fun An uneasy tension weaves in and out of Japanese auteur Takeshi Kitano’s debut film, Violent Cop. It also marked him …