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Hobson’s Choice: Criterion Collection

March 10, 2009

 Hobson’s Choice: Criterion Collection

Hobson’s Choice (1954) is based on the play of the same name by Harold Brighouse, which was first performed in the United States in 1915 and became popular in England soon after for its farcical take on the country’s culture and humour. Lean’s film... 

Primal Fear: Hard Evidence Edition

March 9, 2009

 Primal Fear: Hard Evidence Edition

Primal Fear (1996) is a classic example of a talented actor transcending his role, turning a character into something special and memorable. What was originally marketed as a vehicle for Richard Gere became a breakout role for then-up-and-coming Edward... 

Australia

March 4, 2009

 Australia

After his debut film Strictly Ballroom (1992), writer/director Baz Luhrmann never looked back, creating lavish, ultra-stylish musicals William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet (1996) and Moulin Rouge! (2001), and let’s not forget that $5 million Chanel... 

In the Electric Mist

March 3, 2009

 In the Electric Mist

In the Electric Mist (2008) marks legendary French filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier’s first North American-made motion picture and, based on the troubles he encountered while making it, perhaps his last. Tavernier, a big fan of American crime fiction (he... 

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