Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.
Reviews of Classic Films
Bang! Bang! You’re Dead!
- Excerpt: The crow has long been an omen of death, but never have our fine feathered friends been so conspicuously thantatotic as in Alfred Hitchcock’s first true horror (as opposed to suspense) film.
- Excerpt: Linklater and Coltrane portray being a boy with both glorious and downright uncomfortable authenticity. Boyhood is a one of a kind experience.
Dr. Phibes Rises Again
God Told Me To
- Excerpt: …plays something like “Midnight Cowboy” with a touch of “The X-Files.”
Scream, Blacula, Scream
Tim Holt Western Classics Collection: Vol. 4
The Trip to Italy
- Excerpt: The Trip to Italy is just an assault of laughs, whether it’s duelling impressions, sketches or bickering. However, it’s in that vulnerable state, when your face is sore from laughter and your ears are reverberating with Michael Caine’s voice that Winterbottom torpedos you with emotional truths. The people you love should keep you grounded, tease you incessantly and dwarf your accomplishments; because they know it makes you better.
X-Men: Days of Future Past
- Excerpt: X-Men: Days of Future Past is an extremely satisfying closure to this chapter of the X-Men universe.
You Only Live Once
Recent Home Video Releases
Back in Crime
- Excerpt: The exuberance of the opening scene eventually settles into a steady pace, but between the audacity of the characters, and Ynng’s visual stylings, the film remains intriguing.
Fate is the Hunter
- Excerpt: Released on the heels of the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight 370, one of the greatest aviation mysteries of all time, Twilight Time’s new Blu-Ray of Ralph Nelson’s Fate is the Hunter (1964), couldn’t have come at a better time.
Gang War in Milan
Martial Arts Movie Marathon
Other Reviews from 2012 and earlier
2001: A Space Odyssey
The Angry Hills
Gold Diggers of 1935
- Excerpt: Second Glance is an evangelical version of It’s A Wonderful Life. It’s a film that I do enjoy, but I also am not blind to its faults.
The Stunt Man
- Excerpt: Peter O’Toole knew enough about directors to be able to play them. If he had to work with directors as power-crazed as Eli Cross in The Stunt Man, he managed to survive some really deranged moments.