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True Story Blu-ray Review

True Story Blu-ray

“True Story” lacks drama. Continue reading

August 9, 2015 Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , | Leave a comment

As I Lay Dying DVD Review

As I Lay Dying DVD

“As I Lay Dying” is better suited for the page and the stage. Continue reading

July 7, 2015 Posted by | DVD review | , , | Leave a comment

Good People Blu-ray Review

Good People Blu-ray

Good grief. Continue reading

November 3, 2014 Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , | Leave a comment

The Iceman Blu-ray Review

The Iceman Blu-ray

Michael Shannon and Chris Evans carry “The Iceman.” Continue reading

August 30, 2013 Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Oz The Great And Powerful Blu-ray Review

Oz The Great And Powerful Blu-ray

“Oz The Great And Powerful” has no identity of its own. Continue reading

June 8, 2013 Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes Blu-ray Review

“Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes” is one of the best films of 2011. Continue reading

December 30, 2011 Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , , | Leave a comment

127 Hours Blu-ray Review

“127 Hours” is a moving experience. Continue reading

April 24, 2011 Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , | Leave a comment

Howl DVD/Blu-Ray Review

Most biopics or films based on real events take judicious liberties with the subjects and incidents they are portraying for dramatic or comedic effect, the makers of Howl instead stuck strictly to the source material. And for good reason as the film focuses on both one of the most dramatic pieces of poetry to come out of the 20th century, but also the controversy surrounding its publication in 1956. The publisher of the work, Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s City Lights Books, was brought to trial on obscenity charges after 500+ copies of the book coming in to the country from the printers were seized.

Rob Epstein and Jeffery Friedman, co-directors of Howl who are also responsible for the peerless documentaries The Times Of Harvey Milk and The Celluloid Closet, take a non-fiction approach to bringing the poem and the trial to screen. They use actors for all the parts in the film, most notably James Franco who embodies the voice and diction of the late Allen Ginsberg, but all the dialog is taken from transcripts of the trial, and an interview with the poet from the same year.

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January 4, 2011 Posted by | Blu-Ray review, DVD review | , , , , , | Leave a comment