Bluray Review: MULHOLLAND DR

Breaking down all aspects of a film, from the plot to set pieces, is a common aspect of critiquing. What motivates a character to do what do what she does that drives the main conflict? What kind of message are the filmmakers trying to convey? What is the lesson learned in the end? David Lynch’s […]

Bluray Review: THE HONEYMOON KILLERS

Leonard Kastle’s 1969 crime drama THE HONEYMOON KILLERS is a true American classic, and it’s given the Criterion treatment with the new Bluray release of the very influential film focusing on the duo dubbed “The Lonely Hearts Killers”. Like every release from Criterion, the HD transfer looks immaculate, sounds great, and is supplemented with a […]

Bluray Review: VALERIE AND HER WEEK OF WONDERS

A surreal and beautiful piece of Czechoslovakian New Wave Cinema, Jaromi Jires’ VALERIE AND HER WEEK OF WONDERS finally hits Bluray thanks to the gang at Criterion, and hot damn is it one film to run out and get, immediately. A beautifully shot, and fantastically layered story of a young woman coming into her own […]

Icons Of Fright presents a GODZILLA Retrospective!

On January 24, 2012, The Criterion Collection will release the original Godzilla on DVD and Blu-Ray. The famous monster has been a pop culture icon for nearly 60 years and continues to stomp his way through entertainment, and our hearts. A few years ago I made a commitment to myself to watch every single Godzilla […]