2 items from 2012
DVD Playhouse – May 2012
By Allen Gardner
Shame (20th Century Fox) Director Steve McQueen’s harrowing portrait of a Manhattan sex addict (Michael Fassbender, in the year’s most riveting performance) whose psyche goes into overload when his equally-troubled sister (Carey Mulligan) visits unexpectedly. Exquisitely-made on every level, save for the screenplay, which makes its point after about thirty minutes. While it tries hard to be a modern-day Last Tango in Paris, this fatal flaw makes it fall somewhat short. The much- ballyhooed sex scenes and frontal nudity are the least-interesting things about the film, incidentally, which is still a must-see for discriminating adults who seek out challenging material. Also available on Blu-ray disc. Bonuses: Featurettes. Widescreen. Dolby and DTS-hd 5.1 surround.
- The Hollywood Interview.com
Stephen King's Silver Bullet stars Gary Busey, Corey Haim, Megan Fellows, Everette McGill, and the Stepfather himself Terry O' Quinn. It is a tense little picture written by Stephen King and based on his novella Cycle of the Werewolf. The film opens with a title sequence over a full moon and an opening narration. Soon we see the town drunk being watched in the darkness by something unseen. Arnie (played by Major League's own James Gammon) h… »
2 items from 2012
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