Classics & More on DVD (Apr. 7, 2020)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.

Pre-2018 Film Reviews

Appointment in Bray

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Reviews (1971)

  • Excerpt: A thought-provoking magical film.

Beach Rats

Jared Mobarak @ (2017)

  • Excerpt: Hittman is keenly aware of the complexities and [doesn’t assume her lead’s] future. Beach Rats proves less about overcoming fear as it is officially confronting it.

Crack in the World

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Reviews (1965)

  • Excerpt: An engaging B film doomsday scenario sci-fi drama, one with a great menacing premise.

Event Horizon

Roderick Heath @ This Island Rod (1997)

  • Excerpt: Splendid disquiet lurks in the idea that technology designed to pierce the limitations of reality, and Event Horizon grasps it.

Gerald’s Game

Joao Pinto @ Portal Cinema (2018) [Portuguese]

The Invisible Gest

Joao Pinto @ Portal Cinema (2015) [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: One of the best Spanish thrillers of the decade!

The Invitation

Joao Pinto @ Portal Cinema (2015) [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: If you have Netflix, the you have to view this film!

Isle of the Dead

Sarah Boslaugh @ TheArtsSTL (1945)

  • Excerpt: The Isle of the Dead reliably delivers the pleasures expected from a Val Lewton film—chief among them psychological terror based on suggestion–thanks to a tight script by Andrew Wray, atmospheric black-and-white cinematography by Jack MacKenzie, appropriate music by Leigh Harline, and solid performances by actors that don’t overstep their roles.

The Omega Man

Roderick Heath @ Film Freedonia (1971)

  • Excerpt: The Omega Man wasn’t the first post-apocalyptic survival movie released by Hollywood, but it does seem from today’s perspective to be the one that made the subgenre perennially popular…

A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino

Bavner Donaldo @ Cinejour (1965) [Indonesian]

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