Tag: featured

The Vincent Price Collection II

The Vincent Price Collection II

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Those of you who really give a damn about Halloween know full well that it’s a season and not a just some day at the tail end of October. When the clock strikes midnight and ushers in October the first, we’re granted a 31-day license to engage in a non-stop horror movie free-for-all. There is […]

×
Nightcap (Merci Pour Le Chocolat)

Nightcap (Merci Pour Le Chocolat)

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Nightcap (Merci Pour Le Chocolat, 2000) opens on the wedding of Marie-Claire (Isabelle Huppert) and André (Jacques Dutronc), long since divorced but settling down with one another once more. Then we’re off to the somber reception that follows, at which the couple’s fork-tongued guests talk venomously about them behind their backs. Such a scene provides […]

×
The Rover

The Rover

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

There is a tendency in post-apocalyptic action movies and dystopian thrillers to show off.  Each despairing vision of the future must come with intricate steampunk-inspired production design, as though even the most economically and spiritually devastated society there is still enough currency left to design several Tumblr accounts worth of exotic costumes and locales.  Let’s […]

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre: 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre: 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition

| September 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

As far as I’m concerned, the Halloween season started on September 16 this year with the release of Dark Sky Films’ 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Blu-ray of Tobe Hooper’s seminal Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974). Anyone who truly appreciates Halloween knows that it’s more than just the one day a year when kids (and some […]

×
TCM Presents: Gone With The Wind

TCM Presents: Gone With The Wind

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

The movie event of 2014 is coming soon to a theater near year. It’s not the third installment of The Hobbit trilogy. It’s not the first of the Hunger Games: Mocking Jay two part series. It’s not even a film produced in 2014! The must-see movie of 2014 is celebrating its 75th Anniversary in grand style. The movie is Gone With […]

×
Arrow: The Complete Second Season

Arrow: The Complete Second Season

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

The CW had their fair share of skeptics when they announced that beloved comic book figure, The Green Arrow, would be heading to the small screen, when Arrow was announced several years ago. I’ll admit to being one of them. However, Arrow, now entering its third season, has done more to prove skeptics wrong and delight new fans in […]

×
Elaine Bowen’s Old School Adventures from Englewood–South Side of Chicago

Elaine Bowen’s Old School Adventures from Englewood–South Side of Chicago

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

FilmMonthly contributor Elaine Hegwood Bowen has written her first book called Old School Adventures from Englewood—South Side of Chicago. The book is a retrospective about her parents coming to Chicago from Shaw, Mississippi, in the early 1950s and then buying a home in Chicago in the Englewood community in 1959. Elaine was prompted to write […]

×
The Television-Styled Puff Piece Called Life Itself

The Television-Styled Puff Piece Called Life Itself

| September 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Life Itself (2014) is a documentary about the late and great film critic Roger Ebert.  Rather than focusing on his life, as its title implies it will, the film focuses on his death.  It opens with footage of Ebert in the midst of his last battle in the war against cancer.  Steve James, the director of Life […]

×
Cinemassacre’s James Rolfe & Kevin Finn on Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie

Cinemassacre’s James Rolfe & Kevin Finn on Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

I consider James Rolfe a major pioneer of transmedia.  His website, Cinemassacre, offers a wide array of short films, videos, blog posts, podcasts, etc. I’ve personally followed Rolfe and Cinemassacre since the fall of 2008, when I discovered the Angry Video Game Nerd. The first AVGN review I ever watched was in fact his 3-part […]

×
Moebius

Moebius

| August 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Kim Ki-Duk is one of the most well-known South Korean directors in the world, thanks largely to his willingness to embrace controversy by depicting extremes of human behavior. Some of his past films have drawn attention for being difficult to watch for various reasons (including brutal depictions of violence and uncomfortable sexual themes), earning him […]