Classics & More on DVD (Feb. 29, 2016)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD. Reviews of Classic Films Andrei Rublev Hugo Gomes @ Cinematograficamente Falando … [Portuguese] Annie Hall (1977) Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan Excerpt: Annie Hall is a good film, a bit dated now perhaps, a trifle too intellectual for some I imagine, but on the whole, not a bad time. Maybe it even Seems Like Old Times… The Bed Sitting Room Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies Excerpt: This absurd anxiety nightmare about the Bomb could only have come out of the Swinging Sixties; it’s one of the weirder relics […]

Classics & More on DVD (Feb. 29, 2016)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD. Reviews of Classic Films Andrei Rublev Hugo Gomes @ Cinematograficamente Falando … [Portuguese] Annie Hall (1977) Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan Excerpt: Annie Hall is a good film, a bit dated now perhaps, a trifle too intellectual for some I imagine, but on the whole, not a bad time. Maybe it even Seems Like Old Times… The Bed Sitting Room Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies Excerpt: This absurd anxiety nightmare about the Bomb could only have come out of the Swinging Sixties; it’s one of the weirder relics […]

Classics & More on DVD (Feb. 22, 2016)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD. Reviews of Classic Films About Elly Sean Axmaker @ Stream On Demand Excerpt: The set-up recalls Michelangelo Antonioni’s L’avventura but this mystery becomes a vehicle for social drama and sharp observations of friendships and marriages under pressure. Adventureland Sean Axmaker @ Stream On Demand Excerpt: Adventureland is less outrageously funny than Superbad but more savvy. They may be technically adults, but their social behavior hasn’t matured much beyond high school … Ain’t Them Bodies Saints Sean Axmaker @ Stream On Demand Excerpt: … the cinematic answer to an outlaw folk song. […]

Classics & More on DVD (Feb. 22, 2016)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD. Reviews of Classic Films About Elly Sean Axmaker @ Stream On Demand Excerpt: The set-up recalls Michelangelo Antonioni’s L’avventura but this mystery becomes a vehicle for social drama and sharp observations of friendships and marriages under pressure. Adventureland Sean Axmaker @ Stream On Demand Excerpt: Adventureland is less outrageously funny than Superbad but more savvy. They may be technically adults, but their social behavior hasn’t matured much beyond high school … Ain’t Them Bodies Saints Sean Axmaker @ Stream On Demand Excerpt: … the cinematic answer to an outlaw folk song. […]

Classics & More on DVD (Feb. 15, 2016)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD. Reviews of Classic Films Black God, White Devil Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com Excerpt: [VIDEO ESSAY] “Black God, White Devil” is a cinematic call for the audience to reject all political and religious doctrine in favor of an individual liberty at one with nature, something you could call sustainable. Bringing Up Baby Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com Excerpt: Howard Hawks’s “Bringing Up Baby” is the go-to example of screwball comedy that critics and film-lovers reference most as the definitive model of the genre. Gilda Donald Jay Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews Lemonade Joe […]

Classics & More on DVD (Feb. 15, 2016)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD. Reviews of Classic Films Black God, White Devil Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com Excerpt: [VIDEO ESSAY] “Black God, White Devil” is a cinematic call for the audience to reject all political and religious doctrine in favor of an individual liberty at one with nature, something you could call sustainable. Bringing Up Baby Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com Excerpt: Howard Hawks’s “Bringing Up Baby” is the go-to example of screwball comedy that critics and film-lovers reference most as the definitive model of the genre. Gilda Donald Jay Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews Lemonade Joe […]

Classics & More on DVD (Feb. 8, 2016)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD. Reviews of Classic Films Blowup Roderick Heath @ Ferdy on Films Excerpt: Some complained at the time that Antonioni’s tendency to find the same qualities in the countercultural youth and bohemians he studied in Blowup and Zabriskie Point as he did in the tepid bourgeoisie of Rome was wrongheaded and phony. But time eventually proved him right in many ways. Faust (1926) Jared Mobarak @ Jared Mobarak Reviews Excerpt: Murnau’s mastery of mood and character shines through each frame and his meticulous style begs us to freeze each composition to discover […]

Classics & More on DVD (Feb. 8, 2016)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD. Reviews of Classic Films Blowup Roderick Heath @ Ferdy on Films Excerpt: Some complained at the time that Antonioni’s tendency to find the same qualities in the countercultural youth and bohemians he studied in Blowup and Zabriskie Point as he did in the tepid bourgeoisie of Rome was wrongheaded and phony. But time eventually proved him right in many ways. Faust (1926) Jared Mobarak @ Jared Mobarak Reviews Excerpt: Murnau’s mastery of mood and character shines through each frame and his meticulous style begs us to freeze each composition to discover […]

Classics & More on DVD (Feb. 1, 2016)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD. Reviews of Classic Films The Adventures of Robin Hood Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film Carnal Knowledge Kristen Lopez @ Journeys in Classic Film Gilda Jamie S. Rich @ Criterion Confessions Excerpt: Gilda is a bundle of conflicted emotions. It’s a film where the characters all insist that they make their own luck, but then proceed to consistently act against their best interests. Labyrinth Hugo Gomes @ Cinematograficamente Falando … The Last Detail Clark Provence @ 365 Movie Guy Excerpt: The Last Detail is technically a comedy (and a consistently funny […]

Classics & More on DVD (Feb. 1, 2016)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD. Reviews of Classic Films The Adventures of Robin Hood Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film Carnal Knowledge Kristen Lopez @ Journeys in Classic Film Gilda Jamie S. Rich @ Criterion Confessions Excerpt: Gilda is a bundle of conflicted emotions. It’s a film where the characters all insist that they make their own luck, but then proceed to consistently act against their best interests. Labyrinth Hugo Gomes @ Cinematograficamente Falando … The Last Detail Clark Provence @ 365 Movie Guy Excerpt: The Last Detail is technically a comedy (and a consistently funny […]