Classics & More on DVD (Aug. 20, 2019)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.

Pre-2017 Film Reviews

The American Soldier

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico (1970) [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Ricky is a cold-blooded U.S. German contract killer. After serving in Viet Nam, he returns to his home town of Munich to eliminate a few problem crooks for three renegade cops.

Bad Boys

James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture (1983)

The City Tramp

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico (1966) [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: A tramp finds a gun lying in the street.

The Coffee House: After Goldini

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico (1970) [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: People meet and chat at Ridolfo’s Coffeehouse. The conversations are mostly about money. But also about feelings, ideals, friendship, love, fidelity and respectability.

Dolan’s Cadillac

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico (2009) [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: A young man attempts to seek to avenge his wife’s death after she is murdered by a Las Vegas mobster.

The Godfather

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Texan Reviews (1972)

  • Excerpt: The Godfather is an epic: a story of family and loyalty and the darkness that lurks beneath them.

Gods of the Plague

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico (1970) [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: A man is released from prison and finds the society on the outside less than appealing. With several women as well as the police on his tail, he sets out to find an old friend.

Katzelmacher

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico (1969) [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Different couples with different dynamics.

The Last Emperor

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Texan Reviews (1987)

  • Excerpt: The Last Emperor is more than a history lesson on an obscure figure, but a story of a man caught in history’s maelstrom, majestic but powerless, forever doomed to be a puppet.

The Little Chaos

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico (1966) [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Theo, Marite, and Franz cannot make any money selling magazines door to door, so they try a little robbery.

Love Is Colder Than Death

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico (1969) [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Unusual gangster story, in which a small-time pimp Franz, who is torn between his mistress and Bruno the gangster sent after him by the syndicate that he has refused to join.

Razzia sur la Chnouf

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee (1955)

  • Excerpt: What really struck me was Decoin’s depiction of drug addiction and a multicultural Paris, unusual for a French film made in 1955, and unthinkable for Hollywood at that time.

Schindler’s List

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Texan Reviews (1993)

  • Excerpt: Schindler’s List is more than an excellent film: well-crafted and well-acted. It is an important and necessary film, one that I wish were shown annually to truly keep to the slogan “Never Again”.

Sitcom (1998)

Bavner Donaldo @ Cinejour (1998) [Indonesian]

Warlock

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico (1959) [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: A famous gunman becomes the marshal of Warlock to end a gang’s rampages, but is met with some opposition by a former gang member turned deputy sheriff who wants to follow only legal methods.

Why Does Herr R. Run Amok?

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico (1970) [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: We never know what a person really thinks or feel…

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