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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 every last detail. It’s amazing to think it’s ninety years old.

Top Gun

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Why Worry?

Kristen Lopez @ Journeys in Classic Film

Recent Home Video Releases

The Beauty Inside

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

Kansas City Confidential

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

The New Girlfriend

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Padre Padrone

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Paolo Gioli: The Complete Filmworks

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

  • Excerpt: In Paola Gioli’s case, the sometimes misapplied term of “experimental cinema” is appropriate as many of the films were made with in such a way that the results could not be anticipated.

Other Reviews from 2014 and earlier

Dr. Cabbie

Kathy Gibson @ Access Bollywood

Fear and Desire

Jared Mobarak @ Jared Mobarak Reviews

  • Excerpt: I love that legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick began his career with a dud so misguided he was rumored to have tried to destroy every print in existence. In his words it was a “bumbling amateur film exercise” and he’s not wrong.

Hitch Hike

Paul Mavis @ DVD Drive-In

  • Excerpt: Smart, nasty-minded Italian crime thriller.

Horrible Bosses

Hugo Gomes @ Cinematograficamente Falando … [Portuguese]

I Knew Her Well

Donald Jay Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Maniac

James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture

  • Excerpt: Cinema Fearité Presents ‘Maniac’ – William Lustig’s Schlocky Slasher Classic

Phantasm

James Jay Edwards @ iHorror.com

  • Excerpt: Late to the Party: Phantasm (1979)

Poison

Jared Mobarak @ Jared Mobarak Reviews

  • Excerpt: Poison pretty much injects our veins with exactly that: hate crimes, sex crimes, and crimes of passion disguised by cinematic magic into deeds without consequence outside of make-believe. Only we don’t live within artificial genres utilized for entertainment.

Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

  • Excerpt: Moving personal odyssey documentary

Rough Road Ahead

Hugo Gomes @ Cinematograficamente Falando … [Portuguese]

Updated: February 8, 2016 — 11:00 am

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