Classics & More on DVD (Jul. 14, 2020)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.

Pre-2018 Film Reviews

All the King’s Men

Emanuel Levy @ OFCS (1949)

  • Excerpt: The political expose of greed and corruption, All the King’s Men won the Best Picture Oscar in 1949, though Best Director went to Joseph Mankiewicz for Letter to Three Wives.

The Best Years of Our Lives

Emanuel Levy @ OFCS (1946)

  • Excerpt: Reflecting the zeitgeist of post WWII American society, William Wyler’s The Best Years of Our Lives swept the 1946 Oscar Awards in all the major categories

Chomsky: Rquiem for the American Dream

Beverly Questad @ It’s Just Movies (2016)

  • Excerpt: The Vicious Cycle versus the American Dream.

Diary of a Chambermaid

Paulo Portugal @ insider (1964) [Portuguese]

Gentleman’s Agreement

Emanuel Levy @ OFCS (1947)

  • Excerpt: Elia Kazan’s drama on anti-Semitism won the 1947 Best Picture Oscar, starring Gregory Peck as a journalist who pretends to be Jewish in order to probe the issue.


Emanuel Levy @ OFCS (1948)

  • Excerpt: There was a good deal of resentment in Hollywood, when a British film, Olivier’s Hamlet swept the 1948 Oscars, including Best Picture, though there was critical consensus about its high artistic quality.

The Lost Weekend

Emanuel Levy @ OFCS (1945)

  • Excerpt: Hollywood’s first major film about alcoholism, The Lost Weekend, by Billy Wilder, won the Best Picture Oscar, Best Director, and Best Actor for Ray Milland

Shaun of the Dead

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight (2004)

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