5 items from 2016
(Welcome to the /Film Movie Club, a new semi-regular feature where we delve into some of our favorite movies, focusing on films that lie a little off the beaten path. Today: Dario Argento’s Suspiria.) Some movies benefit from being watched at a particular time, in a particular place, while you are in a particular mood. Suspiria, Dario […]
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- Jacob Hall
★★★★☆ Continuing Arrow Video's campaign to reinvigorate ageing giallo exploitation cinema with the freshness of high definition, Dario Argento's Deep Red is released today on Blu-ray disc. Beginning with the violent slaughter of a psychic, Argento's cult thriller soon develops into a gripping detective murder mystery following music teacher Marcus Daly (David Hemmings) and his flirtatious, sensual reporter 'partner' Gianna (Argento regular Daria Nicolodi). As with Suspiria and Inferno, Argento once again skilfully dances along the line between high and low film art. This isn't to say by any means that his films lack intelligence, but their greatest success is that they don't smugly call attention to their complexity.
Deep Red, 1975.
Directed by Dario Argento.
After a psychic is murdered a witness teams up with a reporter to catch the killer.
For anybody already versed in the works of Italian filmmaker Dario Argento then Arrow Video releasing a 4K restoration of his 1975 masterwork Deep Red (a.k.a. Profondo Rosso) will be one of the most welcome releases of the year. To those who have only seen Argento’s more recent output – such as the unintentionally hilarious Giallo or the godawful Dracula 3D – and aren’t quite up on why the director is held in such high regard by genre fans and critics alike then this lavish package of what is perhaps his most revered film (this or Suspiria – it’s a tough one to call, although Tenebrae is this writer’s personal favourite) is a »
- Amie Cranswick
Stars: David Hemmings, Daria Nicolodi, Gabriele Lavia, Macha Méril, Eros Pagni, Giuliana Calandra, Piero Mazzinghi, Glauco Mauri, Clara Calamai | Written by Dario Argento, Bernardino Zapponi | Directed by Dario Argento
If you were asked to recommend a good Giallo film, chances are you’d look to one of Dario Argento’s films as a good start. Arrow’s release of the 4k remaster of Deep Red is a new box set that is not only one of the best Giallos from the director, but also one of Arrow Video’s best releases in recent months.
When Marcus Daly (David Hemmings) witnesses the murder of one of his neighbours as he stands in the street below, he rushes to her aid. Unable to save the woman he looks for clues as to who the murderer is. The only thing he can remember is a painting that seems to be missing from the woman’s apartment. »
- Paul Metcalf
We open today's roundup with two pieces on J.J. Abrams's Star Wars: The Force Awakens, one on the film's politics, the other on its mythology. Also, the underlying structure of Joachim Trier and co-writer Eskil Vogt's Louder Than Bombs, Charles Chaplin's debt to Max Linder, a talk with Barbara Magnolfi about Dario Argento's Suspiria, what Orson Welles thought of Ernest Hemingway, and a consideration of the ways Paul Feig, director of Bridesmaids, The Heat and Spy, and his key collaborators, Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne and Kristin Wiig, utilize "the power of gesture as a way to signify a range of emotions and reclaim their identity." » - David Hudson »
5 items from 2016
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