Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.
Reviews of Classic Films
- 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
Get On The Bus
The Long Good friday
Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews
Soft Spoken Germans / Hard Silent Yanks
- 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.
- 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
Recent Home Video Releases
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
- 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.
- 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
Other Reviews from 2012 and earlier
A First Exposure to the Films of Timoleon Wilkins
- 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
- Excerpt: …it’s even an embarrassment in the filmography of Tupac Shakur.