The Squid and the Whale: Criterion Collection

January 10, 2017

In writer/director Noah Baumbach’s career there is a demarcation line as represented by The Squid and the Whale (2005). There are the films he did before it that are more conventional romantic comedies that owe a lot of Woody Allen and the ones that... 

Backdraft: 2-Disc Anniversary Edition

October 11, 2006

At the time of its release, Backdraft (1991) was regarded by some critics as an admirable if not flawed homage to the profession of firefighting. Of course, compared to the recent Ladder 49 (2004) it seems downright gritty and hard-hitting but still doesn’t... 

Sliver: Unrated

March 24, 2006

Red hot after the success of Basic Instinct (1992), Sharon Stone followed it up with another thriller called Sliver (1993). The film was plagued with problems. Stone didn’t even want to do it, she and her leading man, William Baldwin, did not get along...