Rebecca Wright

Rebecca has a B.A. in the Humanities with an emphasis in film and writing. She holds an M.A. in American and British literature. She loves to explore all film genres, but has a special place in her heart for big epics like "Cleopatra" and "Ben-Hur."

Days of Wine and Roses (1962)

Blu-ray Review: Days of Wine and Roses (1962)

Uncomfortable to watch more than fifty years after its theatrical release, Days of Wine and Roses remains a powerful portrait of a co-dependent couple and their painful slide into alcoholism. PR man Joe Clay’s (Jack Lemmon, Some Like It Hot) high pressure, unsatisfying job requires him to wine and dine clients. He meets a young …

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Galaxy Quest

Blu-ray Review: Galaxy Quest (20th Anniversary Never Give Up, Never Surrender Edition)

Time flies. It’s hard to believe Galaxy Quest is twenty years old. Until the other day, I hadn’t watched it in nearly a decade. Galaxy Quest is still one of the greatest sci-fi comedies ever made. To call it a simple spoof of Star Trek is belittling. Written by David Howard and Robert Gordon and …

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The Hills Have Eyes - Part 2

Blu-ray Review: The Hills Have Eyes – Part 2

Taking place eight years after the original, Wes Craven’s The Hills Have Eyes Part 2, begins with Bobby Carter (Robert Houston) one of the trauma victims from the first film having started a new motocross team. He’s even invented a kind of “super fuel” that gives his riders an advantage. Unfortunately, the next competition is …

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A Bucket of Blood

Blu-ray Review: A Bucket of Blood (1959)

Dimwitted busboy and waiter Walter Paisley (Dick Miller) dreams of being more than a punching bag. Patrons mock him and his boss (Anthony Carbone) busts his chops for swooning over one of their regular customers, Carla (Barboura Mouris). Walter longs to be one pretentious, coffee drinking artists he serves at the hipster beatnik bar where …

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The Letter (1940)

Blu-ray Review: The Letter (1940)

Bette Davis (Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?) teamed for the second time with Director William Wyler for an adaptation of the of the W. Somerset Maugham play The Letter. A critical and box-office hit, the film was nominated for seven Oscars including Best Picture, Actress and Director. Featuring the kind of dark cinematography which would …

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The Major and the Minor

Blu-ray Review: The Major and the Minor

After releasing The Apartment in 2018, Arrow Academy has dug even deeper into director Billy Wilder’s filmography for The Major and The Minor. Released in 1942, this was Wilder’s first Hollywood film as a director. While it certainly can’t be considered among her s best, The Major and The Minor does show flashes of the …

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My Favorite Year

Blu-ray Review: My Favorite Year

Released in 1982, My Favorite Year is a playful and affectionate look at the Golden Age of television. Oozing with nostalgia, it’s allows the always charming Peter O’Toole (The Night of the Generals) to be unforgettably humorous. Written by Dennis Palumbo and Norman Steinberg and based on real people and events (exaggerated for the big …

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