Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.
Reviews of Classic Films
The Apu Trilogy
- Excerpt: Just as Jeffrey will never see the world the same way after peering through the slats in Dorothy’s closet, we can never see movies quite the same way after we’ve experienced ‘Blue Velvet.’
Recent Home Video Releases
- Excerpt: GoodFellas turns 25 this year. It still is the quintessential mobster film of all time and just one of the greatest films, and that’s without hyperbole.
The McKenzie Break
Other Reviews from 2012 and earlier
Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970)
- Excerpt: Still relevant and still more than “black enough,” Cotton Comes to Harlem is a genre must-see for fans of 1970s cinema.
- Excerpt: Both Sorcerer’s initial failure and slow rehabilitation probably stem equally from the film’s specific and spiky nature, a thrilling adventure film that is nonetheless notably defined by a downbeat attitude.