Classics & More on DVD (Aug. 27, 2019)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.

Pre-2017 Film Reviews

Beware of a Holy Whore

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico (1971) [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: On a film set there are two things missing, the film material and the director.

A Good Marriage

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico (2014) [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: After 25 years of a good marriage, what will Darcy do once she discovers her husband’s sinister secret?

Isn’t Life a Bitch? (The Bitch/La Chienne)

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico (1931) [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: A woman and her pimp exploit a painter for money.

The Merchant of Four Seasons

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico (1972) [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Hans Epp is a self-destructive man who lives a dissatisfied life. He tries to find meaning as a fruit vendor, but a heart attack impedes his ability to work, which turns his dissatisfaction into despair.

The Niklashausen Journey

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico (1970) [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Can a small group of people start a proletarian revolution, asks the “Black Monk” in a leather jacket.

Pioneers in Ingolstadt

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico (1971) [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Berta, a naive young maid, searches for love when the army engineers come to town to build a bridge.

The Pleasure Garden

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico (1925) [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Patsy Brand is a chorus girl at the Pleasure Garden music hall.

Rio das Mortes

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico (1971) [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Michel and Guenther, working in dead-end jobs, are obsessed with going to Peru to find buried treasure, using a map of the Rio das Mortes.

Spasms

James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture (1983)

Weeping for a Bandit

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico (1964) [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: José María “El Tempranillo” fleeing from justice, takes refuge in Sierra Morena. After a period of hard learning, he becomes the leader of a group of bandits.

Whity

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico (1971) [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Whity is the mulatto butler of the dysfunctional Nicholson family in the south-west U.S. in 1878.

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