Classics & More on DVD (Jun. 22, 2015)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.

Reviews of Classic Films

Arizona Dream

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Werid Movies

  • Excerpt: Quirkiness magnified to a metaphysical level.

The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant

Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com

  • Excerpt: [VIDEO ESSAY] Brecht meets Douglas Sirk and Joseph Mankiewicz (“All About Eve”) in Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s delectable adaptation of his five-act stageplay, an exploration of a lesbian triangle of role-switching polarities between dominance and submission.

Dreaming in Technicolor: Rope

Stacia Kissick Jones @ Next Projection

Far from the Madding Crowd

Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com

  • Excerpt:[VIDEO ESSAY] Visually lush and powerfully acted by a quartet of England’s finest actors, John Schlesinger’s “Far From the Madding Crowd” is admirable in spite of its scattered narrative focus and flaws in its direction.

The Freshman

Mathieu Li-Goyette @ Panorama-cinéma [French]

Immortal Love

Mathieu Li-Goyette @ Panorama-cinéma [French]

The Milky Way

Mathieu Li-Goyette @ Panorama-cinéma [French]

Recent Home Video Releases

Friday Foster

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Island of Death

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

The Pillow Book

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Scarecrows

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Society

Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema

Sugar Hill

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee

  • Excerpt: In his commentary, Maslansky provides a few moments to his first credited film as producer, Castle of the Living Dead, as well as his most prestigious film, The Russia House.

Other Reviews from 2012 and earlier

Berberian Sound Studio

Sarah Ward @ Televised Revolution

Carlos

Sarah Ward @ Televised Revolution

Cupcakes

Sarah Ward @ Televised Revolution

Gremlins 2: The New Batch

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

The Host

Sarah Ward @ Televised Revolution

The Man with the Golden Gun

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Marty

Sarah Ward @ Televised Revolution

Redskin

Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

These Final Hours

Sarah Ward @ Televised Revolution

The Wicker Man

James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture

  • Excerpt: Cinema Fearité Pays Tribute To The Late Great Christopher Lee With ‘The Wicker Man’

Yesterday Was a Lie

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies

  • Excerpt: Full of half-sketched abstract ideas about Jungian psychology, Surrealist aesthetic theory, quotes from T.S. Eliot, and fringe quantum physics, which makes it seem like it was written during a semester where the writer has yet to decide on a major.

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