Another Blu-ray review for Slant, this one on the incredibly fun yet fleeting Despicable Me. It’s worth seeing just for the brilliant color scheme (see above!). Side note: Somehow, I manage to reference Claire Denis’ White Material in a review for a children’s animated film. Go figure. Happy Holidays everyone.
Monthly Archives for December 2010
Inception x 2 (Nolan, 2010)
I do the unthinkable and review Inception, again. This time it’s for the film’s Blu-ray release, and you can find my ramblings at Slant Magazine.
Vengeance (To, 2009)
If you’re a genre geek like me, a new Johnnie To film is an event. I was lucky enough to review To’s latest Vengeance for Slant Magazine.
Monte Walsh (Fraker, 1970)
I revisit the great William A Fraker western Monte Walsh at Slant Magazine for the film’s DVD debut. If you’re a genre fan or an admirer of Lee Marvin, this is a must see.
Come Undone (Soldini, 2010)
Oh, the webs we weave. Silvio Soldini’s effective melodrama Come Undone tangles its restless characters into tight emotional knots and never really unties them. My review can be found at Slant.
The Disappearance of Alice Creed (Blakeson, 2009)
What starts out as a fantastic bare-bones crime film quickly turns into a shifty and stifling bore. The Disappearance of Alice Creed folds onto itself more times than I can count and really isn’t worth the time unless you like spotting twists a mile away. I’ve reviewed the Blu-ray release at Slant.
Atlantic City (Malle, 1980)
My second contribution to the Not Coming to a Theater Near YOu “Louis Malle Retrospective”: the fantastic Atlantic City.