Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.
Pre-2017 Film Reviews
Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight 
- Excerpt: R-rated comedies have come fast and furious the last several years, tapping into a market that clamors for humor of the not-quite-kosher kind. Myriad films have tried, few have succeeded and although “Bad Moms” has a lot of problems, it works a great deal of the time.
The Ballad of Cable Hogue [Portuguese]
- Excerpt: If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
The Cisco Kid [Portuguese]
- Excerpt: A “new” Cisco Kid story.
- Excerpt: Cry Danger has all the elements of great noir: revenge, snappy, cynical dialogue and a group of low-class characters scraping out life in the shadows.
The End of the Cancageiros [Portuguese]
- Excerpt: 1929. The Brazilian Northeast lives one of its most dramatic moments …
The Flower of My Secret [Portuguese]
- Excerpt: Every woman has a secret…
- Excerpt: Yes, I was entertained, but not overwhelmed.
Godzilla vs. Hedorah [Portuguese]
- Excerpt: A completely different Godzilla.
Hearts in Atlantis [Portuguese]
- Excerpt: What if one of the great mysteries of life moved upstairs?
The Hunger [Portuguese]
- Excerpt: Who wants to live forever?
King of Jazz
Lawrence of Arabia
- Excerpt: This epic film of one man’s conflicted, complex and contradictory soul will stand the test of time long after all the sands of the desert are carried off by the whirlwinds.
Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road)
- Excerpt: A beautiful portrait of humanity, albeit perhaps a bit slow for some, Pather Panchali is a portrait of how we all travel down on our own Little Road.
La Pointe-Courte [Portuguese]
- Excerpt: Agnès Varda’s first film.
The Silence of the Lambs
- Excerpt: As much as The Silence of the Lambs is seen as a horror film or psychological thriller, after revisiting it I think the film is really a much deeper and richer commentary on women as both victims and heroines.
A Talking Picture [Portuguese]
- Excerpt: Manoel de Oliveira reviews Western History.
Tokyo Twilight [Portuguese]
- Excerpt: A moralistic tragedy by Yasujiro Ozu.
- Excerpt: If 1990s blockbuster cinema stirs any nostalgia today, it could be because most of the decade’s money-spinners were firmly rooted in a presumption of their own inconsequence, happy to be islands of ripe showmanship. Big-budget neo-drive-in movies proliferated in the decade, blithely unconcerned with birthing and protecting self-important and fan-narcotising franchises.