‘Altered Carbon’ Season 2 Review: Netflix Upgrades with Anthony Mackie

‘Altered Carbon’ Season 2 Review: Netflix Upgrades with Anthony Mackie Takeshi Kovacs can’t smile. That’s just a fact or, better put, a defining facet of “Altered Carbon’s” lead character. After watching the first 10 hours of Netflix’s sci-fi adaptation — about a future ...

October 2nd Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Night Stalker, The Night Strangler, Feral, Tales From The Hood 2, The First Purge

Now that October is officially underway, that means we have a big week of Blu-ray and DVD releases to get excited for, and there are some great genre-related titles coming out on Tuesday. Universal ...

The Night Stalker (1972) and The Night Strangler (1973) 4K Restorations Coming to Blu-ray This October from Kino Lorber

Before the influential Kolchak: The Night Stalker series aired on ABC in the mid-’70s, Darren McGavin brought the titular investigative reporter to life for the first time in the 1972 TV movie The ...

Cry of the City

Robert Siodmak’s superb noir classic pits two graduates of Little Italy against one other: a crook who can deceive relatives and seduce strangers into helping him, and the cop who wants to put him out ...

Off The Shelf – Episode 108 – November 2016 Blu-ray Releases

In this episode of Off The Shelf, Ryan and Brian take a look at the new DVD and Blu-ray releases for the first three weeks of November, 2016. Subscribe in iTunes or RSS. Links to Amazon November ...

I Wake Up Screaming

Yes, it is a perfect title for a horror picture, but it belongs to an early film noir -- or as we discover, a murder thriller that previews the classic '40s noir visual look. Victor Mature is the man ...

Review: "Johnny Angel" (1945) Starring George Raft; Warner Archive DVD Release

By John M. Whalen It’s night and a ship moves in the water through a dark curtain of fog. We see George Raft as Captain Johnny Angel on the bridge peering out into the pea soup as another vessel ...

Off The Shelf – Episode 91 – New Blu-ray Releases For Tuesday, May 24th 2016

In this episode of Off The Shelf, Ryan and Brian take a look at the new DVD and Blu-ray releases for Tuesday, May 24th 2016. Subscribe in iTunes or RSS. Follow-Up Keaton shorts collection Bill & Ted ...

The Strangler

Lock your doors! Hulking menace Victor Buono gets the full-on psycho treatment, based (very) roughly on early reports of The Boston Strangler. The 'baby doll' killer also prefigures the fiendish ...

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Review Roundup: Critics Slam Comic Book Flick

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the reboot of the franchise that peaked in the 90s, resurrects the crime-fighting reptiles in a corrupt New York City. Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo and Donatello are ...

What Richard Stanley Learned from the The Good, Bad and the Ugly

Along with Sidney Lumet’s Making Movies and Andrei Tarkovsky’s Sculpting in Time, a book — an essay comprised of diary excerpts, actually — I recommend to all aspiring directors is Richard Stanley’s ...

What Richard Stanley Learned from the The Good, Bad and the Ugly

Along with Sidney Lumet’s Making Movies and Andrei Tarkovsky’s Sculpting in Time, a book — an essay comprised of diary excerpts, actually — I recommend to all aspiring directors is Richard Stanley’s ...

The ‘Blue Velvet’ Project, #80

Second #3760, 62:40 Jeffrey, having arrived later than expected to pick up Sandy after school, has just been spotted by Sandy’s boyfriend Mike, who is doing a variation of jumping jack exercises with ...

Image of the day. Looming

Ah, now isn't that something? The absolute simplicity is delicious; an actor, a prop and a light throwing shadows. Nearly effortlessly it expresses explorations in power, individual freedom, anger, ...

Telling Pictures

Yes, you'll do right hiding your face in your hands. You couldn't Laird Cregar your way out of this sad remake of I Wake Up Screaming. You may think it a shame that the best mise-en-scène in the ...

You asked for it, we got it: Film Noir spectacular with Eddie Muller

Cinema Club Presents: Two nights of film noir with film writer/noir expert Eddie Muller Sunday July 11: The Prowler Monday July 12: Cry Danger The Cinema Club, Alamo’s premier venue for film ...