Classics & More on DVD (Jul. 30, 2019)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.

Pre-2017 Film Reviews

11:14:00 AM

James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture

Christopher Columbus: The Enigma

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: A historical search that is confused with a long life.

The Covered Wagon

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: The “first epic” of the American west.

Death Takes a Holiday

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

  • Excerpt: There may be a little bit of irony that when I finally get to see Death Takes a Holiday, it’s a time when I’ve been dealing with my own mortality. No fear of dying, but if Death comes to meet me in human form, I’m hoping she resembles Tiffany Haddish.

Eccentricities of a Blonde-Haired Girl

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: The reason for our overwhelming passions and the possible consequences of insisting on feeding them.

The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: The importance of simple things in our life.

Hatari!

Roderick Heath @ Film Freedonia

  • Excerpt: At his best, Hawks was something like the platonic ideal of commercial filmmakers.

In Old Arizona

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: The first sound film recorded on location.

Je Rentre à la Maison

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Why was I born, if it was not forever?

Luminous Motion

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

Moral Tales I: The Bakery Girl of Monceau

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: The first moral tale of director Eric Rohmer.

Only Angels Have Wings

Roderick Heath @ Film Freedonia

  • Excerpt: At his best, Hawks was something like the platonic ideal of commercial filmmakers.

Paris is Burning

Ron WIlkinson @ its just movies

  • Excerpt: Even better for last year’s book release, if you did not get a chance to see this movie thirty years ago, do not miss it now.

Sleepwalkers

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: Complex of Oedipus, felines, incest and interesting cameos.

Tokyo Story

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: The weight of the years in the relationship between parents and children.

Word and Utopia

Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico [Portuguese]

  • Excerpt: We are what we do, in the days when we do, we do exist, in others we only last.

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