I actually bought this DVD last year, but didn't get around to watching it during the holiday season. I did, however, see Holiday Inn, of which I was told White Christmas is a remake. I wasn't particularly wowed by it (reviewed here), so I wasn't particularly eager to see this version.
But then a friend of mine tweeted that she was watching it and I decided the time had come. She paused her Netflix stream and waited for me to…
Audio Commentary with Henry Selick, Director, and Pete Kozachik, Director of Photography
I've kept my Special Edition DVD of this movie despite upgrading to the Blu-ray version because for whatever reason, Disney didn't port over this commentary track. I've been meaning to play it since I first got the DVD several years ago, but for one reason or another never got around to it until now.
Like the film itself, the commentary remarks are heavy on the technical side of…
The Sting is one of the rarest sorts of films: It's laden with plot twists and surprises, but knowing the payoffs doesn't detract from the joy of repeat viewings. Generally, stories with "Aha!" moments are thrilling the first time through but don't hold up to a second viewing. Not so with the 1973 Best Picture.
I've seen The Sting several times over the years, most recently 7 March 2010 on DVD. I've loved it since I first saw it on…
Sicko came out in a particularly upsetting time in my life. I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in 2005. Two years later, my health was so unreliable that it was a major reason my family chose to close the doors on the business we'd owned and operated for twenty years. No single topic has dominated my daily life these last eight years more than the vulnerability of the sick and injured in America. Not even Batman.
Michael Moore is still…