Classics & More on DVD (Dec. 11, 2018)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD. Pre-2016 Film Reviews Schindler’s List MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com Excerpt: The devastating cultural experience Spielberg’s masterpiece presented to us 25 years ago felt then like a piece of history. Today, from the bowels of 2018, it feels like a warning, a premonition, a harbinger.

Classics & More on DVD (Dec. 4, 2018)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD. Pre-2016 Film Reviews Clouzot: The Early Works Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee Excerpt: Film historian Peter Tonguette’s accompanying booklet is titled “The Apprenticeship of Henri-Georges Clouzot” – perhaps too unwieldy for a blu-ray title, but more accurate. The six features are all linked by having Clouzot’s hand in the screenplays. Come and See Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies Évolution Federico Furzan @ Cinelipsis [Spanish] Fists in the Pocket Ronald Wilkinson @ Its Just Movies Robin and Marian Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Texan Reviews Robin Hood Rick […]

Classics & More on DVD (Nov. 27, 2018)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD. Pre-2016 Film Reviews Fists in the Pocket Ronald Wilkinson @ Its Just Movies Excerpt: Comedy at its darkest in this transfixing black and white beauty from the golden days of Italian cinema. Robin and Marian Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Texan Reviews Excerpt: Robin and Marian is at times a raucous film but it is also a heartfelt love story. The ending might surprise people but on the whole, this is a film of a lion in winter, who has one last roar left to him. Robin Hood Rick Aragon @ Rick’s […]

Classics & More on DVD (Oct. 30, 2018)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD. Pre-2016 Film Reviews How Joe Sarno Made Michael Barrett @ Lunacy Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies Excerpt: It’s got the Marquis de Sade, an asylum run by chicken-farming lunatics, and animated steaks dancing in between scenes. Despite that lineup, it may be Jan Svankmajer’s most conventional movie. Rudolph Valentino Collection Michael Barrett @ PopMatters

Classics & More on DVD (Oct. 23, 2018)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD. Pre-2016 Film Reviews The Bridge Federico Furzan @ Cinelipsis [Spanish] Excerpt: Una trágica y distinta visión a un monumento que esconde muchos secretos de quienes van ahí a tomar una decisión terrible. The Egyptian Roderick Heath @ This Island Rod Excerpt: Taking on a rich and intellectually ambitious book like Waltari’s with a setting so rarely tackled on screen, Zanuck and Curtiz were aiming higher than the general run of Technicolor epics until that date. Lake Mungo Federico Furzan @ Cinelipsis [Spanish] Excerpt: Un “mockumentary” que a través de imágenes turbias […]

Classics & More on DVD (Oct. 9, 2018)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD. Pre-2016 Film Reviews Bottle Rocket Bavner Donaldo @ Cinejour [Indonesian] Looker Michael Reuben @ Blu-ray.com Excerpt: The film’s depiction of technology is hopelessly dated, but as usual with writer/director Michael Crichton, his instincts about where we were heading were uncannily accurate. A Matter of Life and Death Chris Barsanti @ PopMatters Excerpt: Powell and Pressburger’s witty wartime classic about a British airman who goes to court in heaven to appeal his death is a celebration of the human spirit that separates romanticism from sentimentality. Scarlet Diva Michael Reuben @ Blu-ray.com Excerpt: […]

Classics & More on DVD (Oct. 2, 2018)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD. Pre-2016 Film Reviews Appropriate Behavior Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com Excerpt: You shouldn’t be surprised by how much heartache is present considering the subject matter lets it exist behind every scene, but it will surprise simply because we so rarely receive it in this genre. Birdboy: The Forgotten Children Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies Excerpt: Birdboy’ is the story of cute, drug-addicted baby animals stranded on a dystopian, post-apocalyptic island… But for all of its sarcastic nihilism, it’s not a black comedy, but an empathetic fable and an immersive spectacle, […]

Classics & More on DVD (Sep. 25, 2018)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD. Pre-2016 Film Reviews Assault on Precinct 13 Roderick Heath @ Film Freedonia Excerpt: Much like his hero Bishop, John Carpenter was a man trying to get somewhere when he made Assault on Precinct 13, one feeling the pinch of frustration. The Bad Sleep Well Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico [Portuguese] Excerpt: An analysis of the human character. The Beaches of Agnès Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico [Portuguese] Excerpt: Varda reconstructs his memories in a film that is pure visual and thematic delight. The Birds Steve Biodrowski @ Hollywood Gothique Excerpt: Over […]

Classics & More on DVD (Sep. 18, 2018)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD. Pre-2016 Film Reviews Dodeskaden Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico [Portuguese] Excerpt: A great achievement about putting our concerns into perspective and understanding what this life can be, if we want or leave. Entranced Earth Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico [Portuguese] Excerpt: A cycle that is barely at the end and merges with another, even more cruel than the previous one, dressed in fashionable clothes and with words or systems of political-economic salvation, some supposedly innovative faces and much demagogy, making politics the art of putting a whole nation in dizzying trance. […]

Classics & More on DVD (Sep. 11, 2018)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD. Pre-2016 Film Reviews 2001: A Space Odyssey Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com Excerpt: 2001: A Space Odyssey takes us on a journey from past to future that cements our role as pawn to our creators and creations. It shows violence, deception, and hubris as built inside our DNA with permanence fated to fuel our demise. Fight Club Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies Excerpt: …works on every level. The script is as tight as a balled fist and delivers its plot points like gut punches, with not a moment that doesn’t […]