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Cohen Film Collection has released James Ivory’s 1987 film, Maurice, to Blu-ray. Maurice is a beautiful coming of age tale that concerns a young man named Maurice Hall (James Wilby), who is forced to come to terms with his sexuality after he falls in love with a man named Clive – played by Hugh […]
Flicker Alley has released the long lost 1925 classic, The Lost World, on a beautiful deluxe Blu-ray edition. One of the first silent “creature features” ever made, Harry O. Hoyt’s adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle’s novel paved the way for the iconic Hollywood film, King Kong. This Blu-ray features a new score from composer, Robert […]
Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Teorema (or Theorem) is arguably one of the filmmaker’s most sacred works. At first, it all seems deceptively simple, like some crude art-house sex comedy. Before you know it, you’ve had a profound cinematic experience. A strange visitor (the magnetic Terence Stamp) shows up at the home of a bourgeoise family. Their […]
Thomas White’s long lost 1966 experimental curiosity, Who’s Crazy?, has finally arrived on Blu-ray from Kino. Composed of several members of the legendary Living Theatre, Who’s Crazy? follows several escaped mental patients, as they enter an abandoned mansion and engage in all manner of insane and largely improvised activities. This is the kind of avant-garde film […]
“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 […]