Classics & More on DVD (Apr. 20, 2021)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.

Pre-2018 Film Reviews

Airplane!

Josh Taylor @ The Forgetful Film Critic (1980)

  • 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.

Alice Adams

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Texan Reviews (1935)

Anna Christie

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Texan Reviews (1930)

The Carole Lombard Collection II

Sarah Boslaugh @ The Arts STL (1935)

  • 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

Sarah Boslaugh @ The Arts STL (1936)

  • 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)

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews (1997)

  • 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

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Texan Reviews (1952)

She Had to Say Yes

Marilyn Ferdinand @ Alliance of Women Film Journalists (1933)

  • 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)

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