Tag: sergio leone

(Not So) Famous Firsts, Film

(Not So) Famous Firsts: Sergio Leone’s “The Colossus of Rhodes”

Legendary spaghetti western director Sergio Leone was obsessed with genre pictures but was ignorant of the constraints traditional...


Blu-ray Reviews, Film, Film Reviews

Film Review: “Inglourious Basterds” (updated for Blu-ray)

Quentin Tarantino's latest arrives in theaters today, and Lance Berry has been dying to tell you all about it....


DVD Reviews, Film

DVD Review: “Nikkatsu Noir,” Japan Gone Wild

Few genres are as absorbent as film noir. Science fiction (Blade Runner), horror (Seven), and high school movies (Brick) have soaked up the...


The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: The Big Three, Part Two

Last week I began a three-part series about the three biggest movie taboos, at least in American cinema — the things we seem to often...


Film Reviews

Film Review: “Gran Torino”

Gran Torino finally opened to wide release this weekend, and rapidly earned the number one spot at the box office. It deserves every single...