Classics and Other Films on DVD

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

18 Year Old Virgin

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

The Ballad of Narayama

Joshua Brunsting @ The CriterionCast

Cabaret

Bob Cashill @ Popdose.com

  • Excerpt: Review of the new Blu-ray of the film classic.

Brent McKnight @ Beyond Hollywood

  • Excerpt: “Cabaret” showed that musicals don’t have to be light and fluffy, that they can tackle real issues in the world, and that influence is still widely felt today.

The Children Are Watching Us

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

Film Fiber: Frenzy brings it all back home (and shouldn’t)

Sarah D Bunting @ Tomato Nation

Following

Dusty Somers @ Blogcritics

The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

Gone With the Wind

Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema

  • Excerpt: Fact, Fiction, Feminism, and The Elephant in the Room

Good Night, and Good Luck.

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

Guns, Girls and Gangsters

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

Heaven’s Gate

Luke Bonanno @ DVDizzy.com

  • Excerpt: Grandiose fail or misjudged masterpiece? Most will probably place “Heaven’s Gate” somewhere in between those extremes.

The House of Seven Corpses

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

I Wish

Jamie S. Rich @ DVD Talk

  • Excerpt: I Wish is an enthralling childhood narrative, illustrating the reality of the lives of young Japanese students as they navigate the dreams of youth on their way to the expectations of adulthood. Acclaimed filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda has created an agile narrative that ping-pongs between the inherent drama of everyday survival and the breezy realms of the young and hopeful, drawing a line between both to also show how the same things affect the children’s parents and grandparents.

Ikiru

Ryan McNeil @ The Matinee

  • Excerpt: Getting a Kurosawa classic out of my blind spot.

In the Cut

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

Ivan’s Childhood

Matthew Lucas @ From the Front Row

  • Excerpt: Andrei Tarkovsky once said that he made Ivan’s Childhood “to establish whether or not I had it in me to be a director.” As it turns out, he did. And more.

Lust in the Dust

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

  • Excerpt: the comedy is often labored, but everyone seems to be working hard to entertain you: the flick earns the same sort of goodwill you’d give a guy at a party who delivers an involved joke that he’s obviously worked hard at memorizing, even though the punchline isn’t that funny.

Modern Times

Matthew Blevins @ Nextprojection.com

Overdrive: the Films of Leos Carax at the Harvard Film Archive (Boy Meets Girl, Mauvais Sang, the Lovers on the Bridge)

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

Pina

Jamie S. Rich @ Criterion Confessions

Point Break

Patrick Bromley @ F This Movie!

The Qatsi Trilogy

Dusty Somers @ Blogcritics

Spies

Joshua Brunsting @ The CriterionCast

The Tarnished Angels

Donald Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Try and Get Me! (aka the Sound of Fury)

Marilyn Ferdinand @ Ferdy on Films

  • Excerpt: ased on a real incident that took place in San Jose, California in the 1930s, Try and Get Me! is one of the darkest—and best—noir films I have ever seen.

Two-Lane Blacktop

Dusty Somers @ dustysomers.com

La Vieille Maitresse

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

Wake in Fright

Patrick Bromley @ DVD Verdict

We Own the Night

Joshua Brunsting @ The CriterionCast

White Zombie

Joshua Brunsting @ The CriterionCast

Woman on the Beach

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

Yuki & Nina

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

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