Halloween 2K17: A Review of “The Vampire Lovers” (1970)

I had a hard time getting through The Vampire Lovers. It two me about two weeks of stopping and resuming. 15 or 20 minutes before I would get bored and move on to something else. This came as a surprise to me because it was directed by Roy Ward Baker, the helmsman of A Night…

Movie Review: “Titanic” (1953)

Let’s just get straight to the point: this is not really much of a “Titanic movie” despite its title and the focus of the story. It is more of a drama that just happens to take place aboard the doomed ocean liner. For that reason, certain historical inaccuracies and omissions can be ignored, though not…

Greg’s Top-Five Blu Ray List: First Installment

What qualifies a movie to make it to my esteemed Top Five list, the latest feature of Greg’s Blu-Ray Buying Guide? Well, for starters, it has to completely blow me out of the water, with both visuals and audio. While many films accomplish one without the other, there are only a few that please both…

April 15: An Important Date for History…and Tragedy

Though never forgotten, year after year, the anniversary of the RMS Titanic sinking passes without much more than an article buried in the back of your local newspaper, or maybe an internet posting from someone with a video clip of one of the myriad of films made about the worst maritime disaster in history. This…

Why Go to Film Class When There’s the Criterion Collection?

No brand of DVD’s has ever gotten me more excited or caused me to sing songs of praise like the Criterion Collection has, since I first discovered them a few years ago. On this site, whenever I have reviewed a movie released by the CC I have made special note of it, because the product…

Movie Review: A Night to Remember (1958)

Not many movies involving scenes of high technology from the 1950’s hold up to today, but A Night to Remember is one of them. Regardless of what anyone says, this film is the best movie ever made about the sinking of the Titanic. Watch this movie before viewing James Cameron’s 1997 award-winning epic Titanic, and…