THE WIND RISES (BLU-RAY)
THE WIND RISES (BLU-RAY)

It’s a lyrical film that deals with passion and loyalty, and how far one should go in pursuit of both, as it unspools the fictionalized personal life of Japanese plane designer Jiro Horikoshi, who was responsible for his country’s infamous Zero fighter planes during World War II…



Posted on November 24, 2014 in Reviews by

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WHIPLASH
WHIPLASH

What a weird film. Are we not supposed to notice that it’s a valentine to an abusive relationship? Or that kids are pitted against one another like they’re attending the University of Hunger Games?



Posted on November 22, 2014 in Reviews by
LITTLE HOPE WAS ARSON
LITTLE HOPE WAS ARSON

IN LIMITED RELEASE AND ON VOD! How the investigation unfolds, and the dramatics escalate, is as engaging as any compelling narrative can be…



Posted on November 21, 2014 in Reviews by
THE BOOTLEG FILES: OLIVER AND THE ARTFUL DODGER
THE BOOTLEG FILES: OLIVER AND THE ARTFUL DODGER

Phil Hall’s The Bootleg Files explores the wild world of memorable films and TV productions that can be found in unauthorized presentations. This week, Phil takes a spin through Dickensian England…



Posted on November 21, 2014 in Bootleg Files, Features by
THE MERV GRIFFIN SHOW 1962-1986 (DVD)
THE MERV GRIFFIN SHOW 1962-1986 (DVD)

This may sound like apostasy, but the comedy highlights from Griffin’s 1960s shows surpassed anything that Carson was doing in that same period…



Posted on November 20, 2014 in Reviews by
PRINCESS MONONOKE (BLU-RAY)
PRINCESS MONONOKE (BLU-RAY)

Miyazaki’s classic film “Princess Mononoke” is now available in a Blu-ray + DVD edition, but, unfortunately, the bonus features aren’t up to par with its status as a classic.



Posted on November 19, 2014 in Reviews by
DIGITAL CELLULOID – ISSUE 230: ALIEN ABDUCTION WITH EXTREME PREJUDICE
DIGITAL CELLULOID – ISSUE 230: ALIEN ABDUCTION WITH EXTREME PREJUDICE

Digital Celluloid, a comic strip by artist Chris Cirillo, pokes fun at the films of today, tomorrow and yesterday. Whether it is a classic or an upcoming blockbuster, no film is safe! This week, Part 2 of our “Alien Abduction” issues, because damn, those aliens obviously don’t have the same meat packing standards we do…



Posted on November 19, 2014 in Digital Celluloid, Features by