In the Criterion-released ‘STALKER,’ follow-through meanders but lands in intriguing spot

July 18th, 2017 | Blu-ray Review | 0 Comment

Preston Barta // Features Editor STALKER (1979) Not rated, 161 minutes. Director: Andrei Tarkovsky Cast: Alisa Freyndlikh, Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy, Anatoliy Solonitsyn and Nikolay Grinko Available today on Blu-ray and DVD through the Criterion Collection. In the zone... There is an art to holding a viewer's attention. Some of the best directors show great skill at this and can make lengthy movies seem shorter than they really are. However, some ...


Movie Review: ‘THE JOURNEY’ shows great performances, but packs light

July 17th, 2017 | Movie Review, Reviews | 0 Comment

Jared McMillan // Film Critic THE JOURNEY Rated PG-13, 94 minutes. Director: Nick Hamm Cast: Timothy Spall, Colm Meaney, John Hurt, Catherine McCormack, Freddie Highmore and Ian McElhinney In 2006, talks between sworn enemies Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuiness and the Democratic Party’s Rev. Ian Paisley led to peace in Northern Ireland after decades of turmoil. After the 2006 St. Andrews Agreement, Paisley became First Minister and McGuiness became ...


Fresh on Netflix: ‘TO THE BONE’ and ‘FRIENDS FROM COLLEGE’ leave a bad taste in your mouth

July 14th, 2017 | Movie Review, Netflix Review, Reviews, TV Review | 0 Comment

Preston Barta // Editor Aside from this year's GLOW, I haven't enjoyed much out of Netflix's wheelhouse, and that continues with today's releases of TO THE BONE and FRIENDS FROM COLLEGE. TO THE BONE Not rated, 107 minutes. Director: Marti Noxon Cast: Lily Collins, Kathryn Prescott, Keanu Reeves, Alex Sharp, Liana Liberato, Carrie Preston, Alanna Ubach and Lili Taylor Sometimes we can get so caught up in the fun of escapist entertainment that ...