Excess Baggage is one of those forgettable, borderline entertaining films from the 1990s though at least Alicia Silverstone and Benicio Del Toro displayed some charm, but not nearly enough to overcome a lame story.
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Savages isn’t a complete waste of time but it was a waste of potential. The main characters aren’t very well developed though it’s not helped that the actors don’t deliver better performances and the use of voice over from Blakely was annoying. There are a couple glimmers of light: the film looks great thanks to director of photographer Dan Mindel and Benicio Del Toro is fantastic in a small but integral role.
Traffic still is as engrossing today as it was the first day I saw it in the theaters 11 years ago. The performances all around are fantastic while Soderbergh’s style, now a standard for him, was unique and beautiful. When it comes to the Criterion Blu-ray release, I’d say it’s on par in the video and audio realm as the Universal release but obviously this is the edition to go with as it contains several featurettes and commentaries.
The Usual Suspects is a fantastic modern film noir that has only gotten better with age. The ensemble cast is utterly fantastic delving into everything from dark humor to bloody violence in a short span of time. As for the Blu-ray, I am giving this a 2/5 not because the disc isn’t worth owning on Blu-ray but because it is the same disc that has been available for years and at an extra premium for a useless book, it might be worth picking up the older version.