Month: August 2015

Total 23 Posts

Z FOR ZACHARIAH

Our growth and development is predicated on a belief that we are improving ourselves.  As a result, we move further away from our “humanity” – the belief in a higher order of being. Craig Zobel’s Z for Zachariah is a dramatic and

AMERICAN ULTRA

Cult classic.  This term is generally reserved for works that have attained a massive fan following upon their release.  Others find their following on home video.  Nima Nourizadeh’s American Ultra did not set out to attain this status.  As a matter

BEST OF ENEMIES

In 1968, ABC News, which then was third in the country behind CBS and NBC attempted to boost their ratings by hosting a series of nationally televised debates between novelist and liberal, Gore Vidal and conservative, William F. Buckley.  Their

THE THIRD MAN (1949/2015 4K REMASTER)

From our Retrovue series comes a 4K restoration of the cinematic masterpiece, Carol Reed’s The Third Man. In postwar Vienna, none of the mutual governments trusts one another, but the responsibility and effort to rebuild war torn sections of the city

NO ESCAPE (2015)

From our Futurevue series, comes No Escape.  Coming to theatres on August 26th. Family.  It is the most critical thing to a human’s well being.  We may not always get along and our paths may diverge as we get older.  But

DIGGING FOR FIRE

Movies follow a basic formula – a beginning, middle and end along with plot and character development. Sometimes, a film maker is lucky enough to invent a device that allows them to fill in gaps like Hitchcock’s MacGuffin; an improvisation

STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON

Music.  Long a voice of the underspoken and the underrepresented, sometimes your music is the only way to get heard. From the gritty reality of Compton, CA to the shady business dealings, F. Gary Gray’s Straight Outta Compton explores the

THE END OF THE TOUR

Artists are often lonely people.  Not because they don’t want to be in the limelight, but because what they really crave is contact with other humans on their own level. In James Ponsoldt’s The End of the Tour, Jesse Eisenberg

“The Man From U.N.C.L.E.”

“The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” captures the essence of the television series, but lacks the punch that made it the success it was. “This is not how we do things in Russia.” Spies.  They are a necessary, but glamourous evil; tools

“A Walk In the Woods”

“A Walk In the Woods” closed out the Phoenix Film Society’s inaugural Summer Showcase on August 10 – 13th, 2015.  “A Walk in the Woods,” is now on home video. As we get older, we are often compelled to look