Classics & More on DVD (Jul. 23, 2019)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.

Pre-2017 Film Reviews

Bad Education

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico (2004) [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: I am not afraid, and without fear, I am capable of anything.

Belle Always

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico (2006) [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Manoel de Oliveira visits two characters of Luís Buñuel.

Black Sunday / The Mask of Satan

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico (1960) [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: When someone really takes a vow of revenge seriously.

The Blob

Federico Furzan @ Cinelipsis (1988) [Spanish]

The Blood on Satan’s Claw

James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture (1971)

Carnival of Souls

Federico Furzan @ Cinelipsis (1962) [Spanish]

Don’t Look Now

Federico Furzan @ Cinelipsis (1973) [Spanish]

Early Spring

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico (1956) [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: A modern Ozu talking about the hardships of married life.

Floating Weeds

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico (1959) [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Ozu reworked one of his works from the 1930s.

Good Morning

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico (1959) [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Portrait of a transforming Japan.

Halloween

Federico Furzan @ Cinelipsis (1978) [Spanish]

Happy Hour

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews (2016)

  • Excerpt: Hamaguchi offers great perspectives into the dynamics of friendship, marriage and the unknowability of others, shedding surprising light on the men in these women’s lives in his final acts.

Hold Back the Dawn

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee (1941)

  • Excerpt: The film both plays up to, and against Hollywood conventions and the on-screen personas of Boyer and De Havilland.

Magic Mirror

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico (2005) [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: You do not have to be rich to eat, you have to be rich to taste.

The Mission

Federico Furzan @ Cinelipsis (1986) [Spanish]

Moonlight

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight (2016)

Nightbreed

Federico Furzan @ Cinelipsis (1990) [Spanish]

Nocturnal Animals

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight (2016)

Nordeste Sangrento

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico (1962) [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: History around the misery of the northeastern sertão, the clash between government and cangaceiros and the devotion to the Father Cicero.

Pachamama

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico (2009) [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: A cut for the indigenous issue in the Andes region.

Paris Is Burning

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews (1990)

  • Excerpt: All these years later, ‘Pose’ fans will enjoy tracing its characters (not to mention plots) back to their inspirations…

La Pointe-Courte

Roderick Heath @ This Island Rod (1954) [Croatian]

  • Excerpt: Whilst it would serve as an obvious style guide for aspects of the Nouvelle Vague, La Pointe-Courte sees Varda treading ground reminiscent less of her soon-to-be fellowship than what Michelangelo Antonioni was exploring over in Italy.

The Right Stuff

Federico Furzan @ Cinelipsis (1983) [Spanish]

The Storytellers

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico (2003) [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Brazilian masterpiece about the construction of History.

The Tough Ones

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee (1976)

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