Criterion’s lovingly remastered “War of the Worlds” (1953)…

Preface. For those seeking a more in-depth analysis of this movie (as I normally do in this column), I’ve already done a retrospective of H.G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds” a few years back ( War and Remembrance: “The War of the Worlds”), so I won’t rehash Wells’ book, the various films, or the TV…

The future of the movie viewing experience…

The Announcement. Last week, Warner Bros Studios issued a statement that their first run theatrical releases for 2021 will be released simultaneously on the streaming service, HBOMax, as well. This includes potential blockbusters such as “Wonder Woman 1984” (debuting this month at Christmas), Denis Villeneuve’s latest version of “Dune”, “Suicide Squad,” “The Matrix 4” and…