DVD Review: ‘The Escape Artist’

★★★★☆ The Escape Artist (1982) is another title rereleased this week from Francis Ford Copolla’s Zoetrope production company. Directed by cinematographer Caleb Deschanel, the film is yet another of Zoetrope’s casualties that failed to find an audience at its theatrical release, despite some initially positive critical reviews. Given that it Continue Reading

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DVD Review: ‘Hammett’

★★☆☆☆ Nominated for the 1982 Palme d’Or at Cannes, Hammett (1982) was Wim Wenders’ American debut feature and an homage to the B-movies and film noir that influenced him from a young age. His later film, The State of Things, was inspired by his experiences directing Hammett and working inside Continue Reading