Classics & More on DVD (Sep. 29, 2020)

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.

Pre-2018 Film Reviews

The Apartment

Emanuel Levy @ EmanuelLevy.com (1960)

  • Excerpt: In 1960, Billy Wilder score big at the Oscars, winning his second Best Picture and Best Director Awards (the first were for the 1945 The Lost Weekend). The two stars, however, Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine, would have to wait for another decade (or more) to win their acting kudos

The Big Short

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight (2015)

Creature from the Black Lagoon

Mark Leeper @ Mark Leeper’s Reviews (1954)

  • Excerpt: This is certainly one of the most fondly remembered of the science fiction films of the 1950s.

Fright Night

Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut (1985)

  • Excerpt: Fright Night is just about as eighties as a horror movie could be, complete with a vampire disco hypnosis scene and macabre late-night creature feature host. However, in embracing the inherent cheese and the genre tropes that we’re familiar with, director Tom Holland makes a creature feature that has both fangs sunk deep into both golden ages of horror—the 30s/40s and the 70s/80s.

Himala

Bavner Donaldo @ Cinejour (1982) [Indonesian]

Sukiyaki Western Django

Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies (2007)

  • Excerpt: Essentially, it’s a series of spaghetti Western archetypes, clichés, and homages—a Man with No Name, a hidden cache of treasure, a weapon stashed in a coffin—wrapped in a gimmick: the action all takes place in a mythical version of feudal Japan where desperadoes pack both six-shooters and katanas.

Tag-Ulan Sa Tag-Araw aka Summer Rains

Bavner Donaldo @ (1975) [Indonesian]

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