Category Archives: Classics & Other Film Reviews

Classics & More on DVD (Dec. 19, 2019)

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Pre-2017 Film Reviews

Audition

Kyle Anderson @ Nerdist [1999]

Blue Movie

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee [1971]

Zulu

Roderick Heath @ Film Freedonia [1964]

  • Excerpt: The appeal of the Rorke’s Drift story is, despite its roots in unromantic history, essentially existential, a story where courage and discipline are answers to the terror of overwhelming odds and seemingly universal indifference.

Classics & More on DVD (Jan. 29, 2019)

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Pre-2017 Film Reviews

Alphaville

Andrew Wyatt @ The Lens

Straight to Hell

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

Classics & More on DVD (Jan. 22, 2019)

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Pre-2017 Film Reviews

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

  • Excerpt: I can think of no other movie in history that is so thoroughly dominated by its sets: not by the acting, script, or cinematography, but by the actual physical locales where everything plays out.

Citizen Kane (1941)

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

  • Excerpt: It’s the image of the sled that stuck in my mind.

Terminator Genisys (2015)

Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog [Croatian]

Classics & More on DVD (Jan. 15, 2019)

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Pre-2017 Film Reviews

2001: A Space Odyssey – 50th Anniversary Edition

M. Enois Duarte @ High-Def Digest

  • Excerpt: Fifty years later, Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey remains a hypnotic, seminal sci-fi masterpiece of visual storytelling that continues to inspire, dumbfound and challenge.

Schindler’s List: 25th Anniversary Edition

M. Enois Duarte @ High-Def Digest

  • Excerpt: Twenty-five years later, Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List remains a harrowing, gut-wrenching motion picture experience with stunningly haunting cinematography and superb performances.

Classics & More on DVD (Jan. 8, 2019)

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Pre-2017 Film Reviews

Denial

Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog VI [Croatian]

Dr. Caligari

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

  • Excerpt: Its overarching message seems to be ‘never seek psychiatric advice from a doctor who dresses in a vinyl minidress with metal cones attached to her breasts.’ It’s well worth a watch if you’re looking for something sexy, surreal and silly to fill an hour and a half.

Jurassic World

Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog VI [Croatian]

Starman

Kyle Anderson @ Nerdist

Tomorrowland

Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog VI [Croatian]

Classics & More on DVD (Jan. 1, 2019)

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Pre-2016 Film Reviews

The Last Seduction

Michael Reuben @ Blu-ray.com

  • Excerpt: The Last Seduction is one of the great film noirs of the 20th Century, and its anti-heroine, Bridget Gregory, is one of cinema’s most memorable femme fatales. She doesn’t just enjoy being bad; she luxuriates in it.

Female on the Beach

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

  • Excerpt: There is no mistaking Female on the Beach for an overlooked classic. It’s enough that it is a consistently entertaining, and well made, potboiler.

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

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Pre-2016 Film Reviews

The Grissom Gang

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

  • Excerpt: The Grissom Gang may be one of Robert Aldrich’s lesser films, but there is one scene that he gets absolutely right.

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

Bavner Donaldo @ Cinejour

Mala Noche

Bavner Donaldo @ Cinejour

Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

  • Excerpt: … the equivalent of an R-rated “Flying Circus” episode with nudity, blasphemy, grossout humor, absurdity, and, of course, fish.

La Prisonniere

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

  • Excerpt: Setting aside the narrative, Clouzot continues what was begun with Inferno with a continued interest in abstract and “experimental” filmmaking as it was expressed in the mid to late 1960s.

Suburra

Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog Film Reviews

Superman: The Movie

M. Enois Duarte @ HighDefDigest.com

  • Excerpt: In 1978, the Man of Steel made audiences around the world believe a man could fly in Richard Donner’s Superman, thanks to Christopher Reeve’s iconic-making performance and Gene Hackman’s memorable role as Lex Luther.

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

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Pre-2016 Film Reviews

The Devils

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

  • Excerpt: The Devils’ is a historically accurate account of a real-life medieval witch hunt—but Ken Russell emphasizes only the oddest and most perverse details, so that the movie itself becomes as hysterical and overwrought as the frenzy it condemns.

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

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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)

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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 Aragon @ Rick’s Texan Reviews

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Texan Reviews

Scarlet Diva

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

That Obscure Object of Desire

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies