Classics and Other Films on DVD (Apr. 21, 2014)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.

Reviews of Classic Films

Diese Nacht

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

Equus

Jamie S. Rich @ DVDTalk

  • Excerpt: That Lumet’s goals lie somewhere beyond his achievement arguably makes Equus a more interesting film, avoiding the dreary handwringing that could have resulted had he otherwise played it safe.

Flight of the Navigator

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

The Last Time I Saw Macao

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

Master of the House

Jamie S. Rich @ Criterion Confessions

  • Excerpt: …a charming household drama, a paean to mothers and wives everywhere. It’s sentimental and melodramatic and unashamedly so.

O Dia Do Desespero

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

Say Anything

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

  • Excerpt: Just a couple of weeks before Say Anything’s release, Heathers hit theaters (its Queen Bee, Kim Walker, also pops up here as Diane’s air-quoting valedictory rival Sheila), and if that film was a rebuke to the world of John Hughes and an indication of the darker, more cynical tone teen films would take in the coming decade, Say Anything… plays now like the last gasp from that era, a warm and sympathetic portrait of the teen years where everyone, even the grown-ups, transcends their stock type.

Went That Day Well?

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

Recent Home Video Releases

Being Ginger

MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com

  • Excerpt: A smartly perceptive and very brave personal documentary diary of one man’s attempts to come to terms with being an oft-derided and bullied redhead.

Mr. Nobody

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

  • Excerpt: The opening is confusing, the moral ambiguous, and reality won’t sit still… It’s unique, unforgettable, and utterly marvelous.

Paradise: Hope

Jamie S. Rich @ DVDTalk

  • Excerpt: Paradise: Hope concludes the Austrian film trilogy by Ulrich Seidl on an intensely sour note, but if you’ve got the fortitude, his drama about a teenage girl struggling with weight, loneliness, and a desire she is not entirely mature enough to understand is compelling and, at times, quite moving.

Other Reviews from 2012 and earlier

Transformers

Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema

  • Excerpt: Juuuuuust can’t love it.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema

  • Excerpt: How about we transform into a better movie?

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema

  • Excerpt: Has the appeal of throwing pots and pan down a set of stairs

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