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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...