Classics & More on DVD (Feb. 23, 2021)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.

Pre-2018 Film Reviews

The Collector

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight (2009)

Elysium

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

Sarah Boslaugh @ The Arts STL (1948)

  • 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.

Song Lang

James Wegg @ (2018)

  • Excerpt: Love at first fright

The Suspect

Sarah Boslaugh @ The Arts STL (1944)

  • 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.

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