Monthly Archives: April 2013


Blu-ray Tuesdays: 4/30/13 Recommendations

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Stanley Kubrick: A Cinematic Odyssey Part Three

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(continued from Stanley Kubrick: A Cinematic Odyssey Part Two) The next Kubrick film I saw at the IFC Center was 1958’s Paths of Glory.  I had actually missed out on a screening of this film back in November 2004 at MOMA, … Continue reading


‘Batman: Mask of the Phantasm’ & ‘The Iron Giant’

With the summer movie season approaching, the big movies that people will be talking about the most will be the superhero ones.  Next week brings the beginning of Marvel’s Phase Two with Iron Man 3.  Next month brings Man of … Continue reading


Blu-ray Tuesdays: 4/23/13 Recommendations

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‘Fantastic Planet’ & ‘Time Masters’

René Laloux (1929-2004) was a French animator and film director.  He studied painting when he attended art school.  After some time working in advertising, he worked at a psychiatric institution where he began experimenting in animation with the interns.  It … Continue reading


Evil Dead (2013)

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“I’ll feast upon your soul!” yells the Deadite to Mia.  Mia replies, “Feast on this, motherfucker!” My first encounter with The Evil Dead films was seeing copies of the original trilogy on VHS available at K-Mart about 15 years ago … Continue reading


Blu-ray Tuesday: 4/16/13 Recommendations

New releases: Special Features: U.S. cast commentary Interview with Ryunosuke Kamiki (Kenji Koiso) Interview with Nanami Sakuraba (Natsuki Shinohara) Interview with Mitsuki Tanimura (Kazuma Ikezawa) Interview with Ayumi Saito (Wabisuke Jinnouchi) Interview with Sumiko Fuji (Sakae Jinnouchi) Interview with Mamoru … Continue reading