Classics & More on DVD (Jun. 16, 2020)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.

Pre-2018 Film Reviews

13th

MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com (2016)

  • Excerpt: Brutal, necessary watch for all who want to understand why America operates with impunity re its horrendous treatment of Black people. Incisive and shocking, moreso now than when it debuted in 2016.

Cavalcade

Emanuel Levy @ OFCS (1933)

  • Excerpt: Lavishly produced, Frank Lloyd’s screen version of Noel Coward’s sprawling saga won the the 1933 Best Picture Oscar

Cimarron

Emanuel Levy @ OFCS (1931)

  • Excerpt: The first western to win the Best Picture Oscar was Cimarron, based on Edna Ferber’s best-selling novel

Grand Hotel

Emanuel Levy @ OFCS (1932)

  • Excerpt: Grand Hotel, a star-driven melodrama, featuring Garbo, Barrymore, and Crawford, won the 1932 Best Picture Oscar

Shampoo

Bavner Donaldo @ CINEJOUR (1975) [Indonesian]

Showgirls

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Texan Review (1995)

  • Excerpt: Showgirls, in all its figurative and literal naked glory, is tacky, tawdry, sleazy and at times flat-out bonkers. Despite its awfulness, I can see why so many enjoy its almost gleeful brazenness.

A Single Man

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight (2006)

Victor and Victoria

Sarah Boslaugh @ TheArtsSTL (1933)

  • Excerpt: Victor and Victoria is a marvelous comedy which never lets you forget that you are viewing a created object (not the least because much of the dialogue is sung, making this film something of an operetta) and which thus has no need to adhere to the dictates of naturalism.

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