Archive for July, 2015

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New Blu Ray Releases This Week: August 4th 2015

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For a short moment, I thought about skipping this week’s Blu-ray releases and this wasn’t because I felt lazy or overwhelmed by the heat. The truth is that there isn’t really anything worth our attention this week – except for one Criterion release – which I’m assuming has to do with people being on vacations. There’s a Danish western, The Salvation, […]

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The Princess of France

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Watching Matias Pineiro’s The Princess of France just reminded how much I dislike modern theater. I know I’m probably going to anger quite a few of you out there, but I usually find these plays vain, pretentious and lacking scope. To clarify this, I should add that I’m not against theater as a medium, enjoying French playwrights such as Moliere […]

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New Blu Ray Releases This Week: July 28th 2015

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  This week, we are looking in the rear window with genre films dating back to the 80’s and 70’s. First we got two Lee Marvin’s starers, Prime Cut where he plays a hit man facing off with a mob guy (Gene Hackman) with Sissy Spacek playing the love interest. The second one is Monte Walsh, a western co-starring Jack […]

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Ardor

in Argentinian Movies

A contemplative western set in the Amazonian jungle, Pablo Fendrik’s Ardor is a strange hybrid that might confound quite a few spectators. When the movie opens we are told that locals sometime invoke spirits from the river to come protect them. We then see a shirtless Gael Garcia Bernal (Kai) come out of the jungle, this enigmatic figure arriving just […]

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New Blu Ray Releases This Week: July 21st 2015

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This week is very poor when it comes to Blu-Ray releases. Not only there are only a handful of releases but only a couple are worth noticing. Stephen Frear’s My Beautiful Laundrette, one of my 80’s favorites, is out on Blu-Ray, courtesy of Criterion. Set in London, UK and starring a young Daniel Day-Lewis, the film follows the interracial love […]

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New Blu Ray Releases This Week: July 14th 2015

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There are quite a few interesting Blu-Ray releases in various genres. On the sci-fi/horror front we have the haunting Ex Machina about a man falling in love with a sexy robot – yeah I know how it sounds but this is actually thought-provoking film – as well as It Follows where a girl passes her curse to her sexual partners. There’s […]

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New Blu Ray Releases This Week: July 7th 2015

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There are quite a few interesting Blu-Ray releases this week starting with the Michael Fassbender-starrer odd western Slow West. When it comes to reissues, two of my favorites are back in Blu-Ray: Tarsem Singh’s surrealist thriller The Cell and Criterion’s The Killers which features 3 adaptations of an Ernest Hemingway novel by Don Siegel (Dirty Harry), Robert Siodmak and the […]

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Güeros

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A surprisingly well crafted debut feature from Mexico City director Alonso Ruizpalacios, Güeros follows three young men – 2 brothers and a friend – on a journey involving self-discovery, political consciousness and musical heritage. The film opens with a somewhat deplorable sequence where younger brother Tomás (Sebastián Aguirre) drops a water balloon from a roof on a stroller passing by. From […]

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