Let me start out by saying that I am fully aware of the extreme popularity of AMC’s new show THE WALKING DEAD. However, popular does not make it good. I will also say right up front here that I consider myself a huge zombie film fan. How did that happen? Well, it was probably seeingContinue reading “THE WALKING DEAD: Dead On Arrival”

Articulating Bergman

In my constant reading of the writings and musings of my favorite directors, filmmakers, etc., I sometimes stumble upon a paragraph (or in this case an entire essay) that articulates my own feelings on filmmaking better than I myself have been able to express or, oftentimes, understand. In my ongoing exploration of the film andContinue reading “Articulating Bergman”

The Old West in Hi-Def: DEADWOOD comes to Blu-ray.

Another stunning HBO series finds its way to Blu-ray. DEADWOOD, loved or hated by many, is for me one of the best-written and most engaging shows ever to find its way onto our advancing boob tube. Right up there with THE WIRE. Yeah, I’ve heard all the complaints about its use of contemporary profanity, andContinue reading “The Old West in Hi-Def: DEADWOOD comes to Blu-ray.”

Kieślowski’s DOUBLE LIFE Goes Blu.

Krzysztof Kieślowski’s THE DOUBLE LIFE OF VERONIQUE, one of my favorite films of all time by what I consider one of contemporary cinema’s greatest filmmakers, is coming to Blu-ray courtesy of the amazing folks over at Criterion. Months ago I purchased a Blu-ray version released in the UK by Artificial Eye. The transfer looked great,Continue reading “Kieślowski’s DOUBLE LIFE Goes Blu.”