Blu-Ray Review – A Raisin In The Sun (1961, Criterion Collection)

From stage to screen and now fifty-Seven years later, Lorraine Hansberry‘s A Raisin In The Sun (1981) gets its Blu-ray release courtesy of The Criterion Collection. Starring Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Diana Sands reprising their roles from the stage to front of the camera. An account of an African American working class family living in… Read More Blu-Ray Review – A Raisin In The Sun (1961, Criterion Collection)

Blu-Ray Review – My Man Godfrey (1936, Criterion Collection)

Amongst the cavalcade of cinematic masterpieces, arthouse wonders, World Cinema powerhouses, The Criterion Collection know how to dial down the tone, to unleash some lighthearted fun. Gregory La Cava‘s My Man Godfrey (1936), a brilliantly funny screwball comedy that delivers that lighthearted fun with some social satire. When it comes to period based films or… Read More Blu-Ray Review – My Man Godfrey (1936, Criterion Collection)

Blu-Ray Review – Cold Water (1994, Criterion Collection)

24 years after its release, Olivier Assayas Cold Water (1994, L’eau Froide) finally gets it’s (Blu-Ray)Home Entertainment release courtesy of The Criterion Collection. A coming of age story of urban teen angst in 1970’s Paris, France. The film is regarded by some as Assayas ‘debut’ film when ironically it was actually his fifth if anything… Read More Blu-Ray Review – Cold Water (1994, Criterion Collection)

Blu-Ray Review – Sex, Lies And Videotape (1989, Criterion Collection)

Over time, they say somethings get better as they age a little and then start to appreciate them a lot more. This is a sentiment you can easily relate to film, sometimes certain films should be left in the decade they came from like Sex, Lies, And Videotape. The 1989 film marked the directorial feature… Read More Blu-Ray Review – Sex, Lies And Videotape (1989, Criterion Collection)

Blu-Ray Review – F For Fake (1974, Criterion Collection)

No one likes to be duped whatever the situation. When the hypnotic gaze on the camera is from none other than the ‘charlatan’  himself Orson Welles, you can’t help giving yourself up to him. The Criterion Collection continues its expansion into the UK market with F For Fake (1974), a lesson in trickery, deceit, and… Read More Blu-Ray Review – F For Fake (1974, Criterion Collection)

Blu-ray Review – King Of Jazz (1930, Criterion Collection)

I should really confess my knowledge of Jazz and John Murray Anderson‘s King Of Jazz (1930) is non-existent. The question some may ask: ‘Is it a crime to call yourself a ‘cinefile’ when you’ve had no prior knowledge of the film in question? No. Some may argue thanks to niche distributors such as The Criterion… Read More Blu-ray Review – King Of Jazz (1930, Criterion Collection)

Blu-Ray Review – The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (Criterion Collection)

If there was ever a marmite Wes Anderson film, The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004) might just be that film. After the success of The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), there was a pressure for the film to succeed back in 2004. True Anderson fans despite the mixed critical response love Steve Zissou even with all… Read More Blu-Ray Review – The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (Criterion Collection)

Blu-Ray Review – Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters (1985, Criterion Collection)

Ten years into my ‘cinematic education’ after creating The Peoples Movies, the education continues and the latest film lesson is Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters. My quest was to open my heart to films and genres I wouldn’t have blinked an eye in the past. Paul Schrader’s 1985 film is regarded by some critics… Read More Blu-Ray Review – Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters (1985, Criterion Collection)