Classics and Other Films on DVD (Mar. 10, 2014)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.

Reviews of Classic Films

After Live

Donald Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Dark Habits

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

Five Fingers

Jamie S. Rich @ DVD Talk

  • Excerpt: Five Fingers is a solid spy thriller that starts off slow, but it builds tension and steam as the story progresses. Based on a true story, Five Fingers stars James Mason as a man working for the British ambassador in Turkey during World War II who sold diplomatic secrets to the Nazis.

For Ever Mozart

Joshua Brunsting @ The CriterionCast

Get On The Bus

Joshua Brunsting @ The CriterionCast

The Long Good friday

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

Mephisto

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

Soft Spoken Germans / Hard Silent Yanks

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee Coffee and more Coffee

  • Excerpt: Well if my Mom only knew I was writing about vintage erotic movies, she would probably say something to the effect that I should be writing about more high-minded cinema, and then laugh about it with her friends. of course I could remind her that she got me out of high school to attend the advanced critics’ screening of Midnight Cowboy, and it was a slippery slope from that point on.

Sunset Boulevard

Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com

  • Excerpt: Billy Wilder’s deft weaving of gothic elements, not the least of which is Nora’s decrepit mansion, casts a spell from which Joe is unable to break free. He, like the audience, is stuck in a frightful place awaiting an equally terrible fate.

The Year of the Cannibals

Joshua Brunsting @ The CriterionCast

Recent Home Video Releases

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com

  • Excerpt: An unfunny “comedy” full of cheap crudity and punches down at targets who don’t deserve it. For some movies there should be hazard pay.

Upstream Color

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

  • Excerpt: …the movie that asks the question, ‘what if there was a psychoactive parasitic worm that could create a psychic link to a person if you surgically removed it and implanted in a pig? What would THAT be like?’

Wrath of Vajra

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee Coffee and more Coffee

Other Reviews from 2012 and earlier

A First Exposure to the Films of Timoleon Wilkins

Carson Lund @ Are the Hills Going to March Off?

  • Excerpt: Educated under the tutelage of Stan Brakhage at the University of Colorado and far from quiet about his admiration for and familiarity with filmmakers like Nathaniel Dorsky, Bruce Baillie, and Bruce Conner, Timoleon Wilkins sits pretty squarely in the romantic tradition of avant-garde cinema, the strand of underground filmmaking that valorizes the cameraman as a soloist with a unique ability to imprint his or her own subjectivity on the camera eye.

Nothing But Trouble

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

  • Excerpt: …it’s even an embarrassment in the filmography of Tupac Shakur.

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