All posts by "Kevin Filipski"

Blu-rays of the Week Fellini’s Roma (Criterion) Federico Fellini’s impressionistic 1972 kaleidoscope of the world’s greatest city—or at least the center of the world, as any Romans will willingly say—came ...

Blu-rays of the Week The BFG (Disney/Dreamworks) Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s delightful children’s book might be too determined to conjure up the magical and the sentimental simultaneously, but ...

The two best films at the recent 54th New York Film Festival were made by a playwright becoming a major director in his own right and a long-time festival veteran. ...

Blu-rays of the Week C.H.U.D. (Arrow) Beware of the CHUDs (Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers), hiding in Manhattan’s sewers and fatally mauling their victims in this dopey but guilty-pleasure 1984 horror ...

Blu-rays of the Week Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams (Criterion) One of Japanese master Akira Kurosawa’s most vividly visual filmscapes, this episodic 1990 fantasy doesn’t connect in any way but its stories ...

I’ve never read Larry McMurtry’s novel Terms of Endearment, so I don’t which parts playwright Dan Gordon used for his stage adaptation. But since I know James L. Brooks’ film ...

Blu-rays of the Week Citizen Kane—75th Anniversary (Warner Bros) Rightly celebrated as The Great American Movie, Orson Welles’ towering debut remains a remarkable cinematic achievement, with an innovative narrative structure ...

Blu-rays of the Week The Durrells in Corfu—Complete 1st Season (PBS) In this breezily entertaining Masterpiece series, a widow, Louisa, and her four unruly children decide to leave stuffy old ...

Blu-rays of the Week) )Body Snatchers (Warner Archive) Abel Ferrara’s 1993 “reboot” of Invasion of the Body Snatchers adds a further level of paranoia by involving the U.S. military—but this ...

Blu-rays of the Week Alice Through the Looking Glass (Disney) This belated sequel to the 2010 Tim Burton-directed smash can’t hold a candle to the original, mainly because director James ...

Blu-rays of the Week Beowulf (ITV) This ten-part, eight-hour mini-series “reboots” the Old English classic for the binge-watch generation, with impressive production values comprising first-rate costumes, sets and photography, and ...

Blu-rays of the Week Les Cowboys (Cohen Media) In screenwriter Thomas Bidegain’s auspicious directorial debut, a teenager girl’s disappearance takes over the lives of her father and younger brother, disrupting ...

Blu-rays of the Week Banshee—Complete 4th Season (Cinemax) The final season of this ultraviolent crime drama doesn’t really pick up steam until the fourth episode, when Eliza Dishku appears as ...

Blu-rays of the Week Central Intelligence (Warner Bros) Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart team up for this latest “odd couple” comedy about high school chums who get together 20 years ...

Blu-rays of the Week Beauty and the Beast—25th Anniversary Edition (Disney) Disney’s best animated feature since its late ‘80s renaissance, this 1991 classic has hummable songs, glorious visuals and a ...