Classics and Other Films on DVD

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD from 2011 and earlier.

Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

Joshua Brunsting @ The CriterionCast

Bad Channels

A.J. Hakari @ CineSlice

  • Excerpt: …the inherent cheapness that’s indicative of anything with the Full Moon logo on it is just as obvious here (though this one doesn’t look as Europe-y as its brothers).

Cargo 200

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

Death Ship

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

Eternal Love

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

Following

Patrick Bromley @ DVD Verdict

Forgotten Garbage: TerrorVision

Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat

Grand Hotel

John J. Puccio @ Movie Metropolis

  • Excerpt: As helter-skelter as the setup might sound, as the narratives intertwine, one is never conscious of any episodic discontinuity but of a seamless, well-integrated flow of stories.

The Iron Horse

Andrew Wyatt @ Gateway Cinephiles

  • Excerpt: In some respects, Ford’s film function as an American cousin to Battleship Potemkin: a work of Silent Era propaganda that trumpets its ideological message with unabashed enthusiasm, while also serving as an breathtaking showcase for contemporary filmmaking at its grandest.

Lapland Odyssey

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee Coffee and more Coffee

L’Enfance Nue

Carson Lund @ Are the Hills Going to March Off?

  • Excerpt: As portraits of disaffected youth go, Maurice Pialat’s L’Enfance Nue makes François Truffaut’s already restrained The 400 Blows look downright sentimental and sensationalistic.

Les Misérables (1935)

Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy

  • Excerpt: While there’s no such thing as a timeless ’30s Oscarbait literary adaptation, this comes pleasantly within spitting distance of that mark.

The Life of David Gales

Kenneth R. Morefield @ 1More Film Blog

A Man Vanishes

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

The Man Who Knew Too Much

Luke Bonanno @ DVDizzy.com

  • Excerpt: I won’t go so far as to say that the original The Man Who Knew Too Much is a bad movie, but it is certainly a disappointing one, made by someone who had not yet mastered the suspense thriller.

The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)

Jamie S. Rich @ Criterion Confessions

MASH

Roderick Heath @ This Island Rod

  • Excerpt: In the first few minutes of MASH, director Robert Altman leads his audience through rapid and disorienting alternations of tone and artistic intent, provoking his audience to wonder, what the hell kind of movie is this?

The Phantom of Crestwood

A.J. Hakari @ CineSlice

  • Excerpt: …the mansion is the real star, what with its secret passageways, crumbling cliffs, and an eerie, glowing death mask that’s ripe for the creeping.

The Qatsi Trilogy

Joshua Brunsting @ The CriterionCast

They Live

Patrick Bromley @ F This Movie!

Twins of Evil

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

Two-Lane Blacktop

David Bax @ Battleship Pretnsion

  • Excerpt: Though light on plot and dialogue, the film is dense with the air of being lost and at home all at once. It’s a portrait of people removed from society, with all the romanticism and the hollowness that comes with it.

The Uninvited: Blood, no guts

Sarah D Bunting @ Tomato Nation

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