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“Papillon,” one of the signature films of the 1970s, appears on Blu-Ray today . When I was a kid I was mesmerized by the movie, which always seemed to be on CBS on Wednesday nights, though it ran 3 hours with commercials and I would always fall asleep before the end, which I don’t think [...]
“Fight Club” flopped when it came out ten years ago but became an underground sensation after that. In today’s Post I talk to Chuck Palahniuk, who wrote the novel on which David Fincher’s film was based, to sort out what is and isn’t satire in the movie. There is an updated regular DVD with new [...]
Over at the Post’s blog, I chat with Oliver Stone about the 15th anniversary director’s cut DVD of “Natural Born Killers.” I enjoyed the movie when it came out, on a gonzo, crazoid level if not a thematic one (the blame-the-media-theme I found jejune). I haven’t watched the director’s cut yet, but the 2-DVD set [...]
Even my liberal colleague Lou Lumenick calls the FDR-commissioned USSR propaganda piece “Mission to Moscow” “jaw-dropping.” Now it’ll be available on DVD. Lou has led a noble crusade to get the film more attention for its historical importance. FDR (who is portrayed in godlike fashion, as the Great Man who calls a humble reporter in [...]
My senior colleague Lou Lumenick has withdrawn to the great northwest for the week, so I’ve mounted a coup on his blog, where I’ve posted a couple of items. As I say over there, I’m pleased that Criterion is bringing out a deluxe DVD of “The Last Days of Disco” tomorrow. Also don’t miss “Duplicity” [...]
A funny story from Lou on the notoriously disastrous Michelangelo Antonioni anti-American film “Zabriskie Point,” an attempt to cash in on the success of “Easy Rider” that lost more than $6 million for MGM back in 1970. (It originally ended with an airplane flying over with a banner reading, “F–K America”). “Zabriskie Point” has finally [...]
If it weren’t such a downer, I think “Irreconcilable Differences,” which Lionsgate has just issued on DVD, would have been remembered as one of the great romantic comedies of the 1980s. The film came out in 1984, just five years before “When Harry Met Sally,” but it still bears the gloomy stamp of 1970s [...]
HBO’s film “Taking Chance,” which stars Kevin Bacon in a finely restrained performance as a Marine Corps colonel escorting the remains of a fallen Marine home for burial, is the best Iraq War movie yet produced by the film industry. Simply by taking a neutral position on the rightness or wrongness of the Iraq War, [...]
My thoughts on the six-hour PBS miniseries on the history of comedy, “Make ‘Em Laugh,” are here.
Marie (Julianne Moore) and Bruce (Matthew Broderick), an unemployed married couple whose relationship has long since fallen apart, go through a typical day of bickering, verbal abuse, deep-seeded loathing and emotional neuroses.
–From the press release accompanying the long-unawaited March 10, 2009 DVD release of “Marie and Bruce,” a movie that showed at the 2004 Sundance [...]« Previous Entries