Underneath the film’s clockwork violence is a pungent layer of irony, something Stanley Kubrick would further explore many times later in his career.
Our chat with the Short Term 12 director centers around trauma, non-verbal communication, and more.
Walter Hill’s The Driver, a classic Los Angeles-set neo-noir with teeth, finally arrives on Blu-ray in an indispensable package from Twilight Time.
It takes a confined, banal real-world location and makes it completely dynamic.
Walter Hill’s pummeling debut starring Charles Bronson arrives on Blu-ray looking as muscular and stout as ever.
Amy Seimetz’s intoxicating slice of genre revisionism earns its “neo” prefix, envisioning a brightly sinister world where desperation is the new normal.
Ken Loach’s breezy scribble about lowlife redemption and drunken buffoonery isn’t so much heavy-handed as it is charmingly weightless.
Instead of long takes, which are lovingly utilized in Step Up 3D, Jon M. Chu opts for increasing volatility in the editing room.
The film is unconcerned with historical complexity, just the seamless flow of Hollywood-style storytelling that lazily connects one musical number to the next.
Surfing is a heavy-handed metaphor for freedom and a distraction from reality in Otelo Burning.
Stone returns to the grit, grime, and blood of his glory days with this breakneck SoCal-set thriller.
Like its intrepid firefighter subjects, Tom Putnam and Brenna Sanchez’s Burn initially seems juiced up on too much adrenaline.
The Forgiveness of Blood is essentially a prison film where the bars are age-old customs and contradictory traditions.