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Long Weekend DVD Review

 

  • MPAA rating : R (Restricted)
  • Director : Stephen Basilone
  • Media Format : Subtitled, NTSC
  • Run time : 1 hour and 31 minutes
  • Release date : May 25, 2021
  • Actors : Finn Wittrock, Zoë Chao, Casey Wilson, Jim Rash, Damon Wayans Jr.
  • Subtitles: : English, French, Spanish
  • Producers : Audrey Rosenberg, Sam Bisbee, Deanna Barillari, Laura Lewis, Theodora Dunlap
  • Studio : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


 

         I had a really hard time with this film. It sets up a premise that is grounded in realism, and the painful twists and turns in the road of life. We are following a protagonist so painfully down-on-his luck, that it isn’t difficult to get pulled into the relatability of the situation. In some ways, it was too realistic for where I am in life right now, but I appreciated this dedication. That is, until the movie decides to throw away the realism in favor of a fantasy twist. The movie even makes a game out of keeping the reveal of whether the fantasy elements are real or simply mental illness until the very end. This is problematic, because regardless of which you are hoping for, the reveal makes entire elements/aspects of the narrative irrelevant.

 

Shit House Blu-ray Review

 

  • MPAA rating : R (Restricted)
  • Director : Cooper Raiff
  • Media Format : Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Run time : 1 hour and 41 minutes
  • Release date : May 18, 2021
  • Actors : Dylan Gelula, Cooper Raiff, Amy Landecker, Logan Miller
  • Studio : IFC Independent Film



 

         For an accurate depiction of the irresponsibility of college life, in particular the propensity to bulldoze through handling of romantic relationships, you could do a lot worse than Shit House. If you are in the middle of your own romantic entanglements, this may not be the best choice for your mental/emotional state. While it is excusable as a realistic depiction of youth, the way in which some of the characters treat poorly is sometimes difficult to watch.

 

The Father Blu-ray Review

 

  • Director : Florian Zeller
  • Actors : Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman, Mark Gatiss, Imogen Poots, Rufus Sewell
  • Producers : Jean-Louis Livi, David Parfitt, Simon Friend, Philippe Carcassonne
  • Studio : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • MPAA rating : PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
  • Media Format : Subtitled
  • Run time : 1 hour and 37 minutes
  • Release date : May 18, 2021
  • Subtitles: : English


 

        Most of the time I don’t enjoy being disoriented by the films that I watch. The Father was a unique experience, in that my disorientation felt crucial to the viewing experience. If the movie is simplistic in terms of story, that only allows for the focus to be on the presentation of the plot involving an aging man named Anthony (Anthony Hopkins). Even the choice to have the character named the same as the actor playing him simplifies things. We understand that the experience of aging is one that even a famous actor must face, and this film puts in the perspective of a person who is going through this.

 

Deliver Us From Evil Blu-ray Review

 


  • Director : Won-Chan Hong
  • Actors : Hwang Jung-Min, Lee Jung-Jae, Jung-Min Park, Moon Choi, Akuryu
  • Aspect Ratio : 2.35:1
  • MPAA rating : (Not Rated)
  • Media Format : Dolby, Subtitled, Surround Sound, Widescreen
  • Run time : 1 hour and 49 minutes
  • Release date : May 25, 2021
  • Subtitles: : English
  • Language : Korean (DTS 5.1)
  • Studio : Well Go Usa




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             Genre films have a tough balance to fulfill. They have to be inventive enough to please fans who feel they have seen it all, but also must be familiar enough to provide the content audiences expect to see. As a result, we see a lot of films like Deliver Us From Evil, which feel like an amalgamation of several franchises, from Taken to John Wick, though it is also distinctly South Korean in themes. But even with all of the expected pieces, it felt like something was missing from Deliver Us From Evil.