Classics and Other Films on DVD (Mar. 9, 2015)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.

Reviews of Classic Films

The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

  • Excerpt: An angry, misanthropic rant, but also a stunningly beautiful film. I

Grey Gardens

Donald J. Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Grey Gardens

Donald J Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Hell Raiders

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

Pom Poko

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

  • Excerpt: Obviously, not all of this is strictly folkloric, but the mixture of legend and anime tropes makes for a surprisingly rich milieu: comic, tragic, and alien all at the same time.

Stage Door

Donald Jay Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Watership Down

Steven Greydanus @ Catholic Digest

  • Excerpt: A singular achievement in English-language animation: a thematically and emotionally rich cartoon about talking animals untouched by sentiment and cutesiness.

Recent Home Video Releases

Blood Car

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

Che!

Robert Cashill @ Popdose

  • Excerpt: Review of the flop biopic (1969).

White Haired Witch

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

Other Reviews from 2012 and earlier

Blonde Ice

Edgar Chaput @ Sound on Sight

Death Car on the Freeway

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

February Movie Journal

Edwin Davies @ A Mighty Fine Blog

  • Excerpt: [The Staircase] initially treats both sides fairly even-handedly, spending as much time with the prosecution as with the defense team, it shifts to being firmly in the “it was an accident and Peterson is innocent” camp from a relatively early stage. From that point onwards, it becomes less about the investigation (although de Lestrade and his team really got lucky on that point since the case throws up a surprising number of twists) and more about the role that the media plays in the trial, as well as the theatricality that lies at the heart of winning cases.

Suspended Animation

James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture

  • Excerpt: Cinema Fearité Presents ‘Suspended Animation’ – A Different Kind Of Cannibal Holocaust

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