Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.
Pre-2018 Film Reviews
An American in Paris
James Wegg @ JWR (1951)
- Excerpt: They could have danced all night
Big Man Japan
- Excerpt: If you love cinematic strangeness, Japanese-style, then you’ll be hooked from the moment “the Strangling Monster” flips his head to restore the combover that’s slipped out of place as he tosses the top half of a skyscraper into a nearby river.
The Great Ziegfeld
- Excerpt: Lavishly produced, but dramatically dull, The Great Ziegfeld was the second musical to win the Best Picture Oscar, in 1936.
It Happened One Night
- Excerpt: It Happened One Night. the 1934 Best Picture Oscar winner, was the first film to get awards in all five top categories, including Best Actor and Best Actress for Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert
The Life of Emile Zola
- Excerpt: Directed by William Dieterle, the crusading drama The Life of Emile Zola won the 1937 Best Picture Oscar.
Mutiny on the Bounty
- Excerpt: The first of three big screen versions of The Mutiny on the Bounty, th 1935 Best Picture Oscar, is still the most compelling, largely due to the superb acting of Charles Laughton and Clark Gable
Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight (2012)
You Can’t Take It With You (1938)
- Excerpt: Frank Capra became the most acclaimed filmmaker of the Depression era, when You Can’t Take It With You won the 1938 Best Picture Oscar and he received his third Best Director Oscar