Verging on, but never crossing over into sentimentality, despite featuring a cute little doggy, Umberto D has aged much better than the more famous The Bicycle Thieves.
The great Jackie Chan’s breakthrough hit is a relentlessly frenetic, madcap kung fun carnival – and it looks better than ever in this glorious 4K restoration.
Tragic, miserable, set in Edo Period Japan, 65 years old and telling the life story of an aging street prostitute – what is it that makes The Life of Oharu such a compelling watch?
The Innocent was Luchino Visconti’s last film but it is highly regarded as a tight, taut little tale. I’d say that while it doesn’t have the wow factor of Visconti’s greatest films it’s a good way to start a relationship with the great director.
A great story is mistreated by terrible CGI is this retro remake of a Shaw Brothers classic. But the retro elements are a lot of fun.
Stodgy wuxia fun that gets bogged down in too much talking about double-crosses and other intrigues. Call me old fashioned, but the fight sequences are shot and edited all wrong too.