Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.
Pre-2018 Film Reviews
- Excerpt: While not all of the comedy has aged well, there is enough harmless slapstick and ridiculous shenanigans in Airplane! – “Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue!” – to make it one of the funniest comedies of the last half-century.
The Carole Lombard Collection II
- Excerpt: [Lombard] she was the queen of the screwball comedy, a particular invention of Hollywood’s Golden Age that celebrated romance while satirizing conventional love stories and challenging traditional sex roles.
Lash of the Penitentes
- Excerpt: The hype is part of the fun, of course, and as was the case with many exploitation pictures, there’s a “ripped from the headlines” aspect to The Penitente Murder Case, which was written by Zelma Caroll and directed by Harry Revier, and incorporates previously-shot documentary footage by Roland Price.
Perdita Durango (Dance with the Devil)
- Excerpt: …a hard core cult item and a wild ride, Perez and Bardem’s utterly fearless performances crowning them as one of the great cinematic criminal couples.
The Sea Around Us
She Had to Say Yes
- Excerpt: The directorial debut of both Busby Berkeley and the film’s editor, George Amy, She Had to Say Yes is without a doubt the most degenerate pre-Code film I have ever seen.
That Thing You Do!
Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight (1996)