cinema

  • Blu-Ray Update (January 2017)

    Be sure to check out my latest blu-ray update as of January 2017!  ...
  • Kurosawa and Ozu: Two Faces of Japanese Cinema (Video)

    A detailed look into the masterminds of two of Japanese powerhouse directors: Akira Kurosawa and Yasujiro Ozu. A visualization into the different styles of directing and the impact these two directors influenced many major well-known directors to this day....
  • Akira Kurosawa- Composing Movement (Video)

    Pure brilliance! The creator of this video intricately visualizes the composing movements in Kurosawa’s films. Highly recommended if you are a fan of Kurosawa or cinema in general. The mastermind of the Japanese age of cinema is constructed very well in this video.  ...
  • The Thing (1982)

    Starring: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, T.K. Carter, David Clennon, Keith David & Richard Dysart Directed by: John Carpenter Synopsis: Horror master John Carpenter delivers a masterful suspense. In the winter of 1982, a twelve-man research team at a remote Antarctic research station discovers an alien buried in the snow...
  • October Sky (1999)

    Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Laura Dern, Chris Cooper, Chris Owen, Chad Lindberg & William Lee Scott. Directed by: Joe Johnston Synopsis: Jake Gyllenhaal and Laura Dern star in October Sky, a touching and inspiring drama that’s based on a true story. Working in the coal mines was an inescapable way of...
  • Hamburger Hill (1987)

    Starring: Anthony Barrile, Michael Boatman, Don Cheadle & Dylan McDermott. Directed by: John Irvin Synopsis: The men of Bravo Company are facing a battle that’s all uphill..up Hamburger Hill. Fourteen war-weary soldiers are battling for a mud-covered mound of earth so named because it chews up soldiers like chopped...
  • Jane Got a Gun (2015)

      Starring: Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Joel Edgerton & Noah Emmerich. Directed by: Gavin O’Connor Synopsis: Jane Hammond has built a life on the rugged western plains with her husband Bill “Ham” Hammond and young daughter. When Ham stumbles home riddled with bullets after a run-in with the relentless John Bishop and...
  • Tokyo Drifter (1966)

    Starring: Tetsuya Watari, Chieko Matsubara, Tamio Kawachi, Hideaki Nitani & Eiji Go Directed by: Seijun Suzuki Synopsis: In this jazzy gangster film, reformed killer Tetsu’s attempt to go straight is thwarted when his former cohorts call him back to Tokyo to help battle a rival gang Video: Criterion has done a...
  • Movie Night: High and Low

    Check out my movie night discussion on Akira Kurosawa’s ‘High and Low’. Starring: Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai and Kyoko Kagawa Directed by: Akira Kurosawa Release date: November 26, 1963 Production release: Toho Company...