Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.
Pre-2018 Film Reviews
Around the World in 80 Days
- Excerpt: Artistically speaking, the globe trotting adventure, Around the World in 80 Days, is one of the weakest winners in Oscar’s history; that the voters were divided is manifest in the fact that the Best Director Oscar went to George Stevens for Giant, and not to Michael Anderson
- Excerpt: The Happening is a good thriller, and an even better work of deep dread. It’s a vision of society suddenly falling apart, in which a damaging pandemic sweeps across the land and no one knows what to do or how to stop it.
Emanuel Levy @ (1955)
- Excerpt: Marty, the Best Picture Oscar of 1955 was the first American movie to have also won earlier the top award, the Palme d’Or, of the Cannes Film Festival
On the Waterfront
- Excerpt: In 1954, On the Waterfront, swept most of the Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director (Kazan), Best Actor (Marlon Brando) and Best Supporting Actress (Eva Marie Saint)
- Excerpt: When Greenaway isn’t cracking us up investigating one figure’s increasing penis size or talking about transvestite dwarves, he does it by visual imagery, at one point ‘placing’ his own head atop the painted image of a plated, feathered fowl.
Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight (2015)