Scream Factory has done it again and this why I compare them to Criterion. They simply handpick movies that are some unknown and lesser-known film starring well-known actors and this is no different. I have honestly never heard of Road Games until they sent me the movie to review and it was very stunning. The transfer was spot on and gorgeous the audio was also amazing to hear on my 7.1 surround system. The movie itself was a great slow-burn movie that is kind of a unique spin o ’Duel’ and ’Wake in Fright’ you could tell movies like this influenced current greats like The Coen Brothers.
If you are not already familiar with the movie the synopsis is as follows.
An Australian trucker (Stacy Keach) picks up a hitchhiking heiress (Jamie Lee Curtis) and the trail of a killer in a green van.
There are tons of new special features on the Scream Factory release including tons of interviews featuring Stacy Keach. 1980 Script Read with Stacy Keach and Marion Edwards. Composer Brian May Music Demos accompanied by stills and poster gallery, Kangaroo Hitchcock the making of Road Games, Audio interviews with Richard Franklin, Stacy Keach and Grant Page.
Parallel Mothers is already one of the best acted films of 2022, unfortunately I don’t know how many people will see it because of the lengthy two hour subtitled film is almost like reading a book to many people. It gives us the best Penelope Cruz performance in decades. Possibly of her career.
Synopsis: CIA agent Mason “Mace” Brown joins forces with a rival German agent, a cutting-edge computer specialist and a Colombian psychologist when a top-secret weapon falls into the hands of a group of mercenaries. Together, the four women embark on a breakneck mission to save the world while staying one step ahead of a mysterious figure who’s tracking their every move.
We’ve already seen a few musical events from this year, since a ton of movies were pushed back last year due to COVID19 you would think if we as an audience would have musical fatigue right now. However, with Sing 2 it isn’t the case at all.
Nicole Kidman is typically a terrific actress even if the script is bonkers, which was shown in this years Nine Perfect Strangers on Hulu. Here she is gifted with the chance of working with Aaron Sorkin, unfortunately for both Sorkin and Kidman this is Sorkin’s weakest material to date.
The Unforgivable gives us an unforgivable Sandra Bullock performance. It also reminds us of a lot of late 2008 movies like The Nines, and The Air I Breathe, where it features an all star cast with a mediocre script and execution in directing.
Oh boy, there are some stage plays that do not translate well into theatrical movies and ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ is a perfect example of how a studio and casting director simply misfires on every step of the way.