Posts From Mark Pacis

Audrey Hepburn: 7-Movie Collection – Blu-ray Review

Breakfast at Tiffany’s Blake Edwards’ Breakfast at Tiffany’s, much like Truman Capote’s novel, doesn’t contain much in the way of a plot. At the same time, Breakfast at Tiffany’s cleverly bypasses some of

Scream – 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

In 25 years, Scream remains one of the cleverest horror films of the modern era. First of all, Scream pays loving homage to the slasher films of the ’70s while breaking down a lot

Universal Classic Monsters Icons of Horror Collection – 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

Dracula To modern audiences, Dracula won’t scare them or even thrill them. After all, the film has some primitive special effects, an absence of graphic imagery or jump scares, and an archaic

Eternals Review – A Film That’s as Complex as Family

As a whole, Eternals is one of Marvel Studios’ most ambitious solo films to date. Not only is it epic in its scope, but it’s beautifully shot as well. Yet, the potential

Halloween Kills Review – The Boogeyman Strikes Back

Who knew that the comedic team of Danny McBride and David Gordon Green would be the saviors of the Halloween franchise? Yet, it’s becoming increasingly clear that comedians can create exceptional horror

Inglourious Basterds – 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

Seeing the history of the world through the eyes of Quentin Tarantino is a refreshing and satisfying experience. This time we don’t see the Nazis commit atrocities to people. Instead,

The Green Knight – 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

The Green Knight lets Lowery indulge in a bevy of surreal visuals while omitting any sort of substance in his screenplay. Lowery and cinematographer Andrew Droz Palermo wants viewers to engage

Free Guy – Blu-ray Review

When I reviewed the movie back in August, I said, “Free Guy is a fantastic cheerful romp and a fascinating analysis of what it means to be more than what

The Rescue Review – Humanity’s Greatest Hits

During the summer of 2018, the world focused on Thailand and the rescue attempt to save 12 young soccer players and their coach. The Wild Boar football team traveled far

Crocodile Dundee Trilogy – Blu-ray Review

Crocodile Dundee In 1986, Crocodile Dundee became a surprise hit for Paramount. When you finally meet the titular character, it’s easy to see why people fell in love with Mick Dundee. He

LAAPFF 2021: The Disappearance of Mrs. Wu Review

I’ll admit it. I’m a sucker for comedic coming-of-age films—especially ones that involve a road trip. These kinds of films remind me of the good times I had in high

LAAPFF 2021: A Shot Through the Wall Review

First, one must realize that films are essentially gateways into differing perspectives and insights. These include viewpoints that may be difficult to watch. In today’s political climate, a film that

LAAPFF 2021: I Was a Simple Man Review

They say that right before you die, your life flashes before your eyes. In the case of Christopher Makoto Yogi’s I Was a Simple Man, it takes place over some time. I

LAAPFF 2021: Islands Review

If you ask people what their greatest fear is, most of them would give you one-dimensional answers like their phobias or whatnot. Yet, if you dig deep enough, people will

The Many Saints of Newark Review – Welcome to the Family

In 1999, The Sopranos helped revolutionize television with a character-led narrative and the kind of tone one would find in a sweeping cinematic film. Yet once the finale premiered on June 10th,

The Forever Purge – Blu-ray Review

When I reviewed The Forever Purge back in June, I said, “like Night of the Living Dead, The Forever Purge uses the socio-political climate of today and comments on it through the

Dear Evan Hansen Review: Please Return to Sender

When Dear Evan Hansen premiered first Off-Broadway and then on the Great White Way in 2016, it was called a tearjerker of a musical that expressed the importance of helping those with

Dementia 13: Director’s Cut (Vestron Video Collector’s Series) – Blu-ray Review

It’s always curious to see the first films from legendary directors. Some are great (THX-1138), while some are not so great. Unfortunately for Coppola fans, Dementia 13 falls under the latter. It’s

Unbreakable – 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

Unbreakable is easily one of M. Night Shyamalan’s early masterpieces. Before superheroes owned the cinema landscape, Unbreakable is small and restrained but grand in scale at the same time. It doesn’t feature many

Cruella – Blu-ray Review

For the most part, my thoughts on Cruella relatively remain the same as my review back in May. Of course, one of the best things about rewatching Cruella is watching the two Emmas battle