Tag: film movement

Heroes Shed No Tears Blu-ray Review

John Woo Lashes Out Heroes Shed No Tears features more close-ups of guns than people. This is John Woo fantasizing about his action-laced future, stuffed into a puerile post-Vietnam …

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 …

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 …

Kamikaze ’89 Blu-ray Review

R.W. Fassbinder’s final acting role in this oddly dystopian, German cult classic Noted German director and occasional actor Rainer Werner Fassbinder stars in his final role in Wolf Gremm’s …

Once Were Warriors Blu-ray Review

A chilling portrayal of domestic abuse in the slums of New Zealand Perhaps the most critically acclaimed New Zealand movie of all time, Once Were Warriors adapts Alan Duff’s …