Disappointment of the week: Prometheus

Perhaps disappointment isn’t quite the right word. I went into Ridley Scott’s new movie this past week without terribly high expectations. When a filmmaker decides to return to his first big hit 33 years later, it’s difficult not to believe that he’s running out of steam. The fact that he’s also working on a new […]

Restoration and Revisionism

In their joint commentary track on the Masters of Cinema DVD/Blu-Ray release of the newly restored Metropolis, David Kalat and Jonathan Rosenbaum express some concern that this new version will cause the disappearance of all previous versions. Why should this be a problem? After all, the “restored” Metropolis is the closest we’ll ever get to […]

Blasts from the past

Acting Up a Storm

Abbas Kiarostami’s The Koker Trilogy (1987-94):
Criterion Blu-ray review

Recent Eureka/Masters of Cinema releases

Video Nasties Revisted

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