Vincent Cassel

Blu-Ray Round-Up: 8/5/13

This week at the video store we check out new Blu-Rays for recent releases Trance, To the Wonder, Oblivion, and Olympus Has Fallen, and two new Criterion releases for The Devil's Backbone and Lord of the Flies.

Trance Review

Trance is more of a return to basics and the beginning of his career for director Danny Boyle, but it's in service of far lesser material than he should be taking on at this point.

Contest: See TRANCE in Toronto, Calgary, & Vancouver!

Enter for a chance to win one of ten pairs of passes to an advance screening of the latest film from director Danny Boyle, Trance in Calgary on Wednesday, April 10th or in Toronto and Vancouver on Thursday, April 11th at 7:00pm, courtesy of Dork Shelf and Fox Searchlight.

Black Swan Review

This review of Black Swan is a little late in arriving, as I wasn’t sure I wanted to write one at all. Being a great admirer of Darren Aronofsky’s previous work, my immense disappointment with the film did not encourage me. But being in what seems the extreme minority of those who found the film lacking in Aronofsky’s previous genius, I feel somewhat compelled (not only by myself) to justify my opinion.