To Late for Halloween: My Blu-ray Review of Nosferatu

The big question about Kino's forthcoming Blu-ray release of Nosferatu, newly and beautifully restored: Why release a classic vampire movie three weeks after Halloween? Now, on with our review. Before Christopher Lee, Gary Oldman, or even Bela Lugosi, Max Schreck created the first screen Dracula. He was not the elegant, sexy aristocrat of the night … Continue reading To Late for Halloween: My Blu-ray Review of Nosferatu

On the Moral Dilemma of Gladiator Movies

"Joey, do you like movies about gladiators?" I finally saw The Hunger Games a couple of nights ago. Pretty good for a modern Hollywood blockbuster. It's a gladiator movie, of course. Sure it's all dressed up in science fiction hardware and leftwing economic attitudes. The story involves a television spectacle where 24 mostly unwilling teenagers … Continue reading On the Moral Dilemma of Gladiator Movies