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

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.

Pre-2016 Film Reviews

Dodeskaden

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: A great achievement about putting our concerns into perspective and understanding what this life can be, if we want or leave.

Entranced Earth

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: A cycle that is barely at the end and merges with another, even more cruel than the previous one, dressed in fashionable clothes and with words or systems of political-economic salvation, some supposedly innovative faces and much demagogy, making politics the art of putting a whole nation in dizzying trance.

Hiroshima Mon Amour

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: A French actress filming an anti-war film in Hiroshima has an affair with a married Japanese architect as they share their differing perspectives on war.

Kagemusha

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: An epic about personality, about the art of war and about someone’s legacy.

Mind Game

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

  • Excerpt: Trippy and surreal—the plot and the animation style both change every few minutes—but a sense of mystical wonder and an elusive wisdom underlies the whole crazy game. Put your seat belt on, this is going to be a bumpy ride.

Night and Fog

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: The history of Nazi Germany’s death camps of the Final Solution and the hellish world of dehumanization and death contained inside.

Red Beard

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: A movie that is a heart test. If you are not touched, surely you are dead inside.

Unfinished Piece for the Player Piano

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: The third feature film by Nikita Mikhailkov, Unfinished Piece for the Player Piano (1977) was based on the first drama of Anton Thekhov and puts two opposing Russias face-to-face: the monarchist and the revolutionary.

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