8 items from 2016
Our series on remakes continues with a movie which is ironic because it’s about a man who can’t be seen but in reality, it’s actually the movie which shouldn’t be seen. This week, Cinelinx looks at The Hollow Man (2000).
The Hollow Man is a modern reimaging of the oft-copied Invisible Man story, first brought to the screen by Universal Studios in 1933. The story is based on H. G. Wells' famous science fiction novel “The Invisible Man”, published in 1897, which told the tale of a scientist who develops an invisibility serum and uses himself as a test subject, becoming both invisible and dangerously insane.
The 1933 classic The Invisible Man, which was part of Universal Studios cluster of successful horror film franchises, was directed by James Whale, who also directed Frankenstein and the Bride of Frankenstein. The 1933 version has an impressive 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It was selected »
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★★★★★ Up there with It's a Wonderful Life and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Frank Capra's It Happened One Night is one of the preeminent director's most beloved and finest works. It's also anomalous - the film is romantic of course, but there's little of the director's famous sentimentality and certainly none of the soapbox speechifying that typifies so many of his other films. Instead, It Happened One Night is a snappy, warm and consistently funny romantic screwball comedy that still feels as fresh as it did in 1934.
- CineVue UK
Dutch doctor Rebecca Gomberts built a reproductive clinic on a ship, sailed it to countries where abortion is outlawed -- Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Spain... and got responses from thousands of women in need. It's an advocacy docu about an activist experiment that's moving around the world, promoting positive change. Vessel DVD Kino Lorber 2014 / Color / 1:78 enhanced widescreen / 86 min. / Street Date April 19, 2016 / available through Kino Lorber / 24.95 Starring Rebecca Gomperts Cinematography Diana Whitten Film Editor Simeon Hunter Animators Emily Hubley.Emilie Liu, Hsien Pei Liu Original Music T. Griffin, Heather McIntosh Produced by Mitchell Block, Diana Whitten Directed by Diana Whitten
Reviewed by Glenn Erickson
An efficient and powerful advocacy documentary, 2014's Vessel documents the work of Rebecca Gomperts, a pro- women's reproductive rights activist. A doctor and one-time activist with Greenpeace, around 2000 Gomberts decided to stop working in a women's clinic in her home of Amsterdam, Holland, and to take the »
- Glenn Erickson
The best picture doesn’t always win Best Picture. Sometimes the best film of the year gets robbed. Cinelinx looks at the movies which should have won Best Picture but didn’t.
Whenever the Best Picture winner is announced at the Oscars, sometimes we say, “Yeah, that deserved to win,” but then again, sometimes we say, “Huh? Are they kidding me?!” There are a lot of backstage politics and extenuating factors in Hollywood that can determine which film wins the big trophy. The worthiest film doesn’t always take the statue home. Going back over the 88-year history of the Academy Awards, we look at which films didn’t really deserve to win and the ones which rightfully should have won.
The Best Pictures and the Better Pictures:
1927-8: The Winner-Wings
What should have won: Sunrise (Sunrise was given a special award for Artistic Quality of Production, but it »
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Billy Corgan is embarking on a cross-country road trip to film a documentary about America and potentially dredge up material for a new album.
The Smashing Pumpkins frontman outlined the project in a note on his website, People and Their Cars, which will wind its way from Frank Capra's Mr. Smith Goes to Washington to the "wastefulness and common cruelty" of the contemporary West to his own desire to reclaim the truth by exploring America's past.
To complete the project, Corgan is asking fans for suggestions on where he »
Dolby Laboratories is quick to the table with the burgeoning drive toward 4K Ultra HD, the next-generation viewing format with four times the resolution of HD and the much-ballyhooed high dynamic range (Hdr), which produces brilliant highlights, vibrant colors and greater contrast on compatible displays.
The company announced deals at CES with Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures and MGM to enhance their Ultra HD releases.
The company and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Sphe) on Jan. 6 announced a collaboration to release Sphe titles in Dolby Atmos over the coming years, including Sphe’s first films to be released in the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc format. Dolby Atmos, according to a press release, “delivers captivating audio that places and moves specific sounds anywhere in the room, including overhead, to bring entertainment alive all around the audience.”
The studio’s first films to be released in the new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc »
- Thomas K. Arnold
Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best (or most interesting) films one can take home. Note that if you’re looking to support the site, every purchase you make through the links below helps us and is greatly appreciated.
A young woman (Meiko Kaji), trained from childhood as an assassin and hell-bent on revenge for the murders of her father and brother and the rape of her mother, hacks and slashes her way to gory satisfaction in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Japan. Rampant with inventive violence and spectacularly choreographed swordplay, Toshiya Fujita’s pair of influential cult classics Lady Snowblood and Lady Snowblood: Love Song of Vengeance are bloody, beautiful extravaganzas composed of »
- TFS Staff
How would you program this year's newest, most interesting films into double features with movies of the past you saw in 2015?Looking back over the year at what films moved and impressed us, it is clear that watching old films is a crucial part of making new films meaningful. Thus, the annual tradition of our end of year poll, which calls upon our writers to pick both a new and an old film: they were challenged to choose a new film they saw in 2015—in theatres or at a festival—and creatively pair it with an old film they also saw in 2015 to create a unique double feature.All the contributors were given the option to write some text explaining their 2015 fantasy double feature. What's more, each writer was given the option to list more pairings, with or without explanation, as further imaginative film programming we'd be lucky to catch »
8 items from 2016
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