ERNEST & CELESTINE Blu-ray Review

     August 11, 2014

Hollywood, sadly, has turned its back on traditionally-styled, 2D animation for the big screen.  With the rare exception of The Princess and the Frog, animated films from the major studios have all recently been of the computer-generated variety, barely separated …

SAVING MR. BANKS Blu-ray Review

     April 26, 2014

Sometimes a movie that screams Academy Award-pedigree just doesn’t score the nominations–let alone the rewards.  Such was the case in 2013 for Saving Mr. Banks, which landed numerous critics’ award nominations but tallied only one Oscar nom (for Best Original …

JULES AND JIM Criterion Blu-ray Review

     April 19, 2014

Love triangles in cinema are as old as cinema itself, but most play out along a few generally similar lines.  Few take a path so unique as the course taken in François Truffaut’s Jules and Jim, a landmark of the …

THE JUNGLE BOOK Diamond Edition Blu-ray Review

     March 2, 2014

I did not grow up watching Disney animated movies like most kids (ironically, I am now conversant in them almost to the level of a true Disnoid).  Indeed, I only remember having seen three in my young years: Lady and …