Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.
Reviews of Classic Films
The Last Day of Summer
- Excerpt: Winner of 1958 Grand Prix at the International Festival of Documentary and Short Feature Films in Venice, The Last Day of Summer has the brevity of most experimental films, and it creates a dreamlike ambiguity that makes an almost too-subtle comment on World War II.
- Excerpt: Did any movie produced under the Hollywood studio system ever torture its protagonist as mercilessly as ‘Vertigo’ torments Scottie Ferguson?
Recent Home Video Releases
300: Rise of an Empire
The Chef, the Actor and the Scoundrel
- Excerpt: Unlike the films that followed Pulp Fiction with stories about idiosyncratic gangsters, Guan Hu seems to have taken Tarantino’s Kill Bill films as inspiration, both visually and in story structure. Without any specific motivation, Guan’s film veers from mock silent movie with intertitles to spaghetti western to animation, and that’s just within the first five minutes.