Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.
Pre-2018 Film Reviews
Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight (2009)
Edward Travis @ Cinapse (2013)
- Excerpt: As on the nose and didactic as it is breathtaking in its aesthetics, Elysium (2013) has been a mixed bag since day one. But it’s the most fascinating kind of mixed bag — one that swings wildly between unquestionable disappointment and absolute confirmation of writer/director Neill Blomkamp’s unique mastery of visual effects and design.
So Evil My Love
- Excerpt: The cinematographic style of So Evil My Love is noir (so many shadows!), but the plot is pure melodrama, a much-maligned genre which has proven enduringly popular with audiences.
James Wegg @ (2018)
- Excerpt: Love at first fright
- Excerpt: Today, it’s most interesting as a product of its time, and as an example of a film that showed off the strong points of the studio system—a ready supply of talented actors, reliably good sets and props, and fine technical work from the likes of cinematographer Paul Ivano, editor Arthur Hilton, and composer Frank Skinner.