Like "Promethius" before it, "Exodus" feels too long, too shallow, and - despite its visual grandeur, plumped up with 3D production, and its big-budget gloss - not narratively big enough to fill the shoes of its predecessors.
Eliding the sensationalism inherent in the plot, Cavani gives the film over to lead actress Charlotte Rampling, whose searingly immediate portrait as Lucia lends the film an anguish that the melodrama alone can never locate.
The movie that's resulted from Anderson's big-screen adaptation of Pynchon's noirish novel is far more likely to confound than to excite, but it's also going to blow minds and tickle funny bones.
It hasn't been improved, so much as it's been engorged.
With the upcoming release of the film version of "Into the Woods," this Blu ray version is a must-see.
In this summer blockbuster available now on Blu-ray, fans of "Frank Miller's Sin City" now have an entirely new purpose with chapter two of this dynamic adventure in "A Dame to Kill For." Crime isn't always black and white!
Gilliamesque whimsy was established in his first film - "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" - but the sense of societal disgust that has enveloped his work to the present day is hinted at, perhaps for the first time, right here.
The Irish Catholic Church is constructed from the same unexplainable beauty and windswept violence as the Sligo coast where John Michael McDonough set his incisive, necessary and brutal film.
Writer-director Mike Cahill tackles fate, destiny, and reincarnation in his latest mind-bending film.
Viewers cannot fail to be moved by "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," or impressed by Columbia/Sony's wonderful, new Blu-ray edition of the film.