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“Bad Jenny. Bad, misguided Jenny will, of course, pay for the sins of her wayward ways…” ~ Ken Hanke on The Bad Jenny Problem Bad Jenny. Jenny Curran, arguably the most important of the supporting characters in Forrest Gump, is also its biggest victim. A victim of child sexual abuse, she is constantly punished by […]
Over the years, Henry Jaglom has created films that have inspired me, films that have brought me joy, films that have enlightened me, and films that have challenged me. His work allows you to see the world through someone else’s eyes, to understand them, and, perhaps, to find a part of yourself within them. True, […]
Disney has finally released Bambi on Blu-ray, and it’s nothing short of a triumph. When I was a kid, Bambi was re-released on VHS. I saw it and was subsequently traumatized by the experience. The tale of a young deer who loses his mother by the hands of an evil hunter, only to become the […]
Kiss of the Spider Woman is a captivating film with amazing performances, and a landmark in the independent film community. William Hurt and Raul Julia portray two prison inmates – the flamboyant homosexual, Luis Molina, and political prisoner, Valentin Arregui. Luis has been imprisoned for having sex with an underage boy, while Valentin has been […]
Non Films and director, Ratigan, presents the experimental film, XO. As the film begins, a young woman opens her eyes to behold the hustle and bustle of an increasingly busy, and possibly decaying, metropolis. She wanders the streets, quietly observing, her face full of longing, hoping for some sort of release. By the time we reach […]
Shout Factory’s anniversary Blu-ray of Jean-Jacques Annaud’s 1988 masterpiece, The Bear, should have a place in your collection. I’m serious. The Bear is a brilliant work of art, a film that you watch while pondering all of the craft and skill that went in to the making of it. The Bear tells the story of a bear […]
Garth Davis’ biographical film, Lion, has finally arrived on Blu-ray through Lionsgate. It tells the true story of a young man named Sheru, who is separated from his family in India, and is later adopted by an Australian couple, played by Nicole Kidman (in an Oscar-nominated role) and David Wenham. Twenty years later, Sheru attempts […]