Rocketman (2019) – Blu-Ray Review

The fantasy biopic about musical legend (and one of my favorite artists) Elton John has come home on blu-ray and DVD thanks to Paramount Pictures. Taron Egerton who is bound to be nominated for an Oscar (or should be) IS Elton John in this jukebox musical that tells the musician’s personal history in a fantastical,…

Billy Elliot (2000) – Stephen Daldry

The final recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book for my viewing of West Side Story isn’t necessarily a musical, but it definitely shares the same love of dance. Billy Elliot, which has since inspired a stage musical perfectly captures joy in dance and simultaneously juxtaposes the ordinary events of day…

Turn: Washington’s Spies – Season 2

  Releasing from Anchor Bay today is the second season of the highly engaging AMC series, Turn: Washington’s Spies. Starring Jamie Bell as Abe Woodhull, the story this season is even more epic and expansive as the series explores the Culper spy ring during the American Revolution. The series is based on the historical non-fiction…

King Kong (2005) – Peter Jackson

  I’ve been loving my time with the big gorilla thanks to my exploration of the Sci-Fi Chronicles book, and it was time for me to have a look at director Peter Jackson’s epic-sized remake of the original film. Featuring a grittier New York than the one in the original, the film attempts to ground…

Turn: Washington’s Spies – Season 1

  The third title releasing from Anchor Bay today is  AMC’s first season of the smart, tightly paced character drama set during the American Revolutionary War. Taking its cues from actual historical figures and events, the series charts the creation and implementation of a spy ring that served as Washington’s source of information on the British. Leading…

Filth (2013) – Jon S. Baird

  Releasing on DVD and Blu-Ray today is this adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s novel, and gives James McAvoy an opportunity to tear up the screen with a brilliant performance. He plays Bruce, a police officer in Scotland, who is a hard ass, a cynic, a bit of a racist, and fits right in with the…