The Criterion Collection for years have been releasing the best versions of movies on DVD and Blue Ray. They are hands down the ultimate praise a film can receive,and while many claim the Oscar to be the ultimate recognition. Having the work and praise that goes into a Criterion edition. Shows that it was put together by film lovers for film lovers. This section is going to be dedicated to some of the great movies in this growing collection.
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Susan George
Writers: Gordon Williams(Novel. “The Siege of Trencher’s Farm),David Zalag Goodman, Sam Peckinpah
Director: Sam Peckinpah
Sam Peckinpah’s Straw Dogs is a great examination on the nature of violence in our society. It describes the use of violence as a basic human necessity. Just as food and sex are human desires, the need to protect ourselves and the ones we love is also a basic human need. None of us ever really want to be in that type of situation where we have to use violence but sometimes it is important to use, just as the main character David soon discovers in this movie.
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Starting this week over at the Cinema Recall Podcast over on the site That Moment In .Com I am starting up a new podcast series called Terror Tuesdays. Each week I will be checking out a horror or a suspense flick that not many people have seen before. First episode is about May (2002). This is the one starring Angela Bettis who learns the best way to get a friend is to make one.
Listen to it below or read my review over on That Moment In
Over on The Cinema Recall Podcast I give a short non spolier look at Blade Runner: 2049. Will fans of the original love it. Will newcomers warm up to it. Listen to my thoughts or you can just read the review below. Continue reading
I have just been to see Blade Runner 2049. I’m pleased to report it doesn’t disappoint. However, I don’t want to write about it, I think the less you know about the plot going in the better. I knew nothing other than what’s in the trailer. Instead I am going to talk about the film […]
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Folks. I hate to say it , but my time with writing posts on this here site is going to be very limited. The only reason why I am writing up anything today is because I have a day off before I start work again. Cinema Recall and Film Pasture Podcasts take up most of my free time, and I really don’t want to spend extra time writing up reviews. I will still try my best to write comments and share your articles and reviews as best as I can, and my sincerest apologies if it takes me a while to respond to your comments. Here are a few more movies I saw. Continue reading
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Hello folks , The Vern here with another collection of films and at least one TV series I watched. I was busy being a guest on various podcasts and I will share those with you later in this post. Since I am hosting two sometimes three podcasts. I don’t have a lot of time to write up as many long reviews of movies as I would like. I need to do more with my All Time Classics and Criterion Corner, but damn it. Some nights I just want to watch a movie and not have to analyze or review it. But I do like sharing you some quick thoughts about movies I have seen. So here we go. Continue reading
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Movies have always been a huge part of my life ever since I was a small child. Both of my parents were involved in the entertainment industry in one way or the other. My mother taught English and directed plays, while my father owned a record store(Yes with actual LP’s) and was a vice president of a company that distributed DVDs and VHS to stores. It was inevitable that I would catch this sort of love early on. In this article, I want to just mention some of the titles that have had a lasting impression on me when I saw them at the cinemas. These are among the greatest cinematic experiences of The Vern.
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I’m going to keep this post short, but I do hope you can help me out. I’m submitting Director Anna Biller’s ode to classic cinema The Love Witch as Movie of the Month over at The LAMB aka The Large Association of Movie Blogs for October. I really wish that more people had the chance to see this, because this film is really astounding.
Vote Here http://www.largeassmovieblogs.com/2017/08/vote-for-october-2017s-movie-of-the-month-horror-special.html Continue reading
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