Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.
Recent Home Video Releases
Berberian Sound Studio
- Excerpt: This twisty psychological horror yarn from writer/director Peter Strickland is the best kind, one that is open to many interpretations but can be enjoyed on its own creepy and insinuating surface.
- Excerpt: Prisoners is a challenging, complex thriller fueled by intriguing ideas, moral consequences, and a strong ensemble cast. Lives intersect when two little girls go missing during the holidays, leaving two families to grieve and luring one cop into a deeper mystery than he bargained for.
Other Reviews from 2011 and earlier
- Excerpt: The Japanese have been trying to recapture Akira‘s cyberpunk spirit for twenty-five years now, but they have yet to devise a hallucination delivery device to top Ohtomo’s original animated masterpiece.
All About Eve
- Excerpt: It is almost impossible to overstate how much this film gets right about a life in the theatre and how shrewdly director Joseph L. Mankiewicz heightens the melodrama of the milieu—hoisting the theatre on its own petard might be a more accurate way of describing it—while paradoxically peeling away the artifice to reveal some painful truths.
All the Boys Love Mandy Lane
Bean: The Movie
Dear Emma, Sweet Böbe
- Excerpt: Szabó’s film – co-written with Andrea Vészits – is concerned with the way in which, after a major switch in a political system, there is a period in which it takes people time to find their voices.
Ebirah, Horror of the Deep
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
The War of the Gargantuas
- Excerpt: The spectacle was syrupy sweet when it came out, but feels even more corny today. There’s a sugar-coated artificiality to the proceedings, but that’s what makes the old fashioned display so heartwarming.