All That Jazz (Criterion Collection)
I’ve only seen Bob Fosse’s All That Jazz once and I enjoyed it. I enjoyed it a lot for its excellent photography, but I’m not sure I feel any need to purchase it. I didn’t even ask for a review copy, but I will say were it to come on television I’m pretty sure it would be an easy movie to sink back into. One thing I will add, however, is Roy Scheider crushes this performance; a stand out, dripping with intensity performance that’s certainly worth seeing.
This new Criterion release comes loaded to the gills, here are the features:
It’s coming out today so I feel I have to mention it, but come on, are any of you shelling over your hard-earned money for this?
Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas
I saw Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas in Cannes last year and while the movie itself didn’t do much for me (read my review here), Mads Mikkelsen is great and if you’re a fan of his work and his performances you might owe it to yourself to watch this one for him alone.
I seem to be in the minority when it comes to Richard Ayoade‘s film, but I didn’t get much out of this one (read my review here) other than to see a film that wanted to be a Terry Gilliam film and was on “rinse and repeat” until it felt it got it right.
Vengeance is Mine (Criterion Collection)
I just received this and at nearly 2.5 hours long and including an audio commentary it’s going to be a few days before I get it finished, but I did sneak it into the player for a few minutes and I’m already digging its vibe. The film tells the story of Iwao Enokizu (Ken Ogata), a man who went on a 78-day killing spree, and yes, it’s based on a true story. Here are the features:
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